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RA 10912 – "Continuing Professional • “CPD Provider” - refers to a natural or • “Self-directed learning” - refers to
Development Act of 2016” juridical person accredited by the CPD learning activities which did not undergo
Council to conduct CPD Programs CPD accreditation but may be applied
• 4 articles, 19 sections
• “Formal learning” - refers to educational for and awarded CPD units by the
• Senate Hill No. 2581 - approved by the
arrangements that take place in respective CPD Council.
Senate on August 3, 2015
education and training institutions • Strengthening the CPD Program. —
• House Bill No. 6423 - adopted as an
recognized by relevant national There shall be formulated and
amendment by the House of
authorities, and which lead to diplomas implemented CPD Programs in each of
Representatives on May 23. 2016
and qualifications the regulated professions in order to:
• Lapsed into law on July 21, 2016
• “Informal learning” - refers to learning o Enhance and upgrade the
without the signature of the president
that occurs in daily life assessed, competencies and qualifications of
• Signatories: professionals
through the recognition, validation and
o Feliciano Belmonte - Speaker of o Ensure international alignment of
accreditation process, and which can
the House of Representatives competencies and qualifications of
contribute to a qualification
o Franklin Drilon - President of the professionals
• “Learning outcomes” - refer to what a
Senate o Ensure the development of quality
learner can be expected to know,
o Marilyn Barua-Yap - Secretary assured mechanisms
understand and/or demonstrate as a
General House of Representatives o Ensure maintenance of core
result of a learning experience
o Oscar G. Yabes - Secretary of the competencies and development of
• “Lifelong learning” - refers to learning
Senate advanced and new competencies
activities undertaken throughout fife for
• “Accreditation” – refers to the formal or o Recognize and ensure the
the development of competencies and
official approval granted to a person, a contributions of professionals in
qualifications of the professional
program or an organization, upon uplifting the general welfare,
• “Non-formal learning” - refers to learning
meeting essential requirements of economic growth and development
that has been acquired in addition or
achievement standards of the nation
alternatively to formal learning
• AIPO/APO - refers to the Accredited • Nature of CPD Programs
• “Online learning activities” - refer to
Integrated Professional Organization or o Formal learning
structured or unstructured learning
the Accredited Professional o Non-formal learning
initiatives, which make use of the
Organization o Informal learning
internet and other web-based
• ASEAN Qualifications Reference o Self-directed learning
Information and Communications
Framework or AQRF refers to the o Online learning activities
Technology solutions
device that enables comparisons of o Professional work experience
• “Pathways and Equivalencies” - refer to
qualifications across ASEAN Member • Powers, Functions and Responsibilities
mechanisms that provide access to
States of the PRC and the Professional
qualifications and assist professionals to
• ASEAN Mutual Recognition Regulatory Boards (PRBs).
move easily and readily between the
Arrangement or ASE.AN MRA refers to o Organize CPD Councils
different education and training sectors,
a regional arrangement entered into by o Review existing and the regulated
and between these sectors, and the
the ASEAN Member States, predicated professions
labor market, through the Philippine
on the mutual recognition of o Formulate, issue, and promulgate
Credit Transfer System
qualifications, requirements met, guidelines and procedures
• “Philippine Qualifications Framework or
licenses and certificates granted, o Coordinate with the academe,
PQF” - refers to the quality assured
experience gained by professionals, in concerned government agencies,
national system for the development,
order to enhance mobility of and other stakeholders
recognition and award of qualifications
professional services within the region o Coordinate with concerned
at defined levels
• “Competence” - refers to an ability that government agencies
• “Prior learning” - refers to a person’s
extends beyond the possession of • “CPD Council” - Every CPD Council
skills, knowledge and competencies that
knowledge and skills, which include shall be composed of a chairperson and
have been acquired through work
cognitive, functional, personal and two (2) members.
experience, training, independent study,
ethical competence o The chairperson - member of the
volunteer activities and hobbies
• “Continuing Professional Development PRB so chosen by the PRB
• “Professional” - refers to a person who
or CPD” - refers to the inculcation of concerned to sit in the CPD Council
is registered and licensed to practice a
advanced knowledge, skills and ethical o The first member - president or
regulated profession in the Philippines
values in a post-licensure specialization officer of the AIPO/APO duly
and who holds a valid Certificate of
or in an inter- or multidisciplinary field of authorized by its Board of
Registration and Professional
study Governors/Trustees
Identification Card (PIC) from the
• “CPD Council” - refers to a body created o The second member - president or
Professional Regulation Commission
to promote and ensure the continuous officer of the national organization
improvement of professionals of deans or department
• “Qualification” - refers to a status gained
• “CPD credit unit” - refers to the value of chairpersons of schools, colleges
after a person has been assessed to
an amount of learning that can be or universities
have achieved learning outcomes or
transferred to a qualification achieved • The term of office of the chairperson of
competencies in accordance with the
from formal, informal or non-formal the CPD Council shall be coterminous
standard specified for a qualification
learning setting with his/her incumbency in the PRB
title, and is proven by a document
• “CPD Program” - refers to a set of • The first and second members - term of
issued by a recognized agency or body
learning activities accredited by the office of two (2) years
• “Quality assurance” - refers to planned
CPD which equip the professionals with • Powers, Functions and Responsibilities
and systematic processes that provide
advanced knowledge, skills and values of the CPD Council.
confidence in the design, delivery and
in specialized or in an inter- or o Ensure the adequate and
award of qualifications within an
multidisciplinary field of study, self- appropriate provision of CPD
education and training system, and is a
directed research and/or lifelong Programs
component of quality management that
learning o Evaluate and act on applications
is focused on ensuring that quality
requirements will be fulfilled for accreditation of CPD Providers
and their CPD Programs

CPD Program Implementation and Monitoring Section 10: CPD as Mandatory Requirement in the Renewal of Professional License and Accreditation System for the Practice of Professions Section 11: Recognition of Credit Units Section 12: Career Progression and Specialization Section 13: Role of Concerned Government Agencies and the Private Sector Article IV. Policy.Excel Review Center GEAS LAWS & MC’s o Monitor and evaluate the Section 18: Repealing Clause implementation of the CPD Section 19: Effectivity Programs o Assess and/or upgrade the criteria for accreditation of CPD Providers and their CPD Programs o Develop mechanisms for the validation. accreditation and recognition of learning o Conduct researches. CPD Programs. Functions and Responsibilities of the CPD Council Section 9: Secretariat Article III. Article I. Functions and Responsibilities of the PRC and the Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) Section 7: CPD Council Section 8: Powers. Title. studies and benchmarking for international alignment of the CPD Programs o Issue operational guidelines o Perform such other functions related or incidental to the implementation of the CPD • Implementing Rules and Regulations - The PRC and the PRBs shall promulgate the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) within six (6) months from the effectivity of this Act. Councils and Secretariat Section 4: Strengthening the CPD Program Section 5: Nature of CPD Programs Section 6: Powers. and Definition of Terms Section I: Title Section 2: Declaration of Policy Section 3: Definition of Terms Article II. Final Provisions Section 14: Funding Section 15: Implementing Rules and Regulations Section 16: Fraud Relating to CPD Section 17: Separability Clause 2 .