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OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES

in the implementation of RA 10912
CPD for ARCHITECTS
Section 28 of Article IV, Republic Act 9266, provides for the
policy of the State to regulate and professionalize the practice of
Architecture.

Section 15 of Article IV of Republic Act 10912, otherwise
known as Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016,
provides for the authority of the Professional Regulatory Boards
to prescribe their own requirements and procedure to effectively
implement the CPD program.

Section 7, Rule 2 of Implementing Rules and Regulations
of RA 10912, provides for the creation of a CPD Council in each
of the regulated professions. Every CPD Council shall be
composed of a chairperson from PRBOA, and two (2) members
each from the IAPOA and CODHASP.
Section 1
Date of Regular Meeting

The CPD Council of Architecture is hereby mandated under this
resolution to meet every

Second (2nd) Tuesday of the month

for the purpose of evaluating the application for accreditation
as CPD provider, program, self-directed and/or lifelong learning
and other CPD related matters.
Two Main Types of CPD
Activities/ Programs

Pre-approved Self-Directed
PROGRAM PROGRAM

• NOT accredited nor
• Accredited by the CPD
Pre-approved by the
Council
CPD Council
Two Main Types of CPD
Activities/ Programs

Pre-approved Self-Directed
PROGRAM PROGRAM

• RLA will individually apply to
CPDC
• Simplest method for the
Renewal of PIC • Risk: May not get approval.
• Goes thru a process of Therefore, buffer C.U. is
advised
application, assessment,
• Early application to allow
approval, monitoring and
sufficient period of assessment
post reporting activities. (can apply 1 year prior to the
expiry of PIC)
Two Main Types of CPD
Activities/ Programs

Pre-approved Self-Directed
PROGRAM PROGRAM

CPD CPD
Provider APPLY Program
1 2 CPD
CPD Program
Provider Approval
Approval (Provisional C.U.)

3 CPD
Program
Marketing
and
Event Day

4
Post Event
Reporting/
Assessment
(Final C.U.)
1 Pre-approved
PROGRAM

CPD CPD
APPLY
30 Days (Max. Processing Time)

Provider Program

• Application Form
Processing
• Supporting
Documents Assessment How do I
know if CPD
Provider is
• A CPD Provider accredited?
accreditation number APPROVAL
will be assigned
• Included in the APO-
CPD Website as
Accredited CPD
Provider
• Approved CPD
Provider is good for 3
years
1 2 CPD
CPD
Program
Provider
Approval
Approval (Provisional C.U.)

3 CPD
Program
Marketing
and
Event Day

4
Post Event
Reporting/
Assessment
(Final C.U.)
2 Pre-approved
PROGRAM

CPD
CPD CPD
APPLY

45 Days (Max. Processing Time)
Provider Program
• Application Form
• Supporting
How do I
know if CPD Processing Documents
-learning objectives,
Program is Assessment course content, speaker
Pre-approved CV, date and time, venue,
materials
and
• Assigned a unique CPD
accredited?
APPROVAL Program Accreditation
Number
• Assigned a
PROVISIONAL Credit
Unit (C.U.)
• Included in the APO-CPD
Website “Calendar of
Events”
• Approved CPD Program
is good for 1 year
CPD Provider and
ONCE
APPROVED
3
Monitor will do the Architects will do
the following:
following:
CPD Provider RLA
MARKETING

45 Days ( Min. Marketing Time)
-Flyer, Social Media, etc. -Enrol/Register/Pay

CPD Provider
• Prepare: RLA
-Attendance Sheet • Attend on Time
-Feedback Form - Min: 75% of program
-Certificate of Attendance time
• Take photos/videos Day of • Get Official Receipt
Event/ • Attendance Sheet

Monitor Program/ - Check name and
PRC registration no.
• PRC Letter of Authority Activity - Affix signature
• Observe, inspect, evaluate • Keep program kit
• Mark Attendance Sheet • Fill up Feedback Form
• Take photos/videos • Get Certificate of
• Collect Feedback Forms Attendance
CPD Provider and
Monitor will do the
following: After the Event
4
CPD Provider
• Submit to CPDC:

(Max. Reporting and Assessment Time)
-Completion Report
(Max. Reporting Time)

-Attendance Sheet
(AS)
15 Days

-Event Photos/Videos
Post Event
Monitor
• Submit to CPDC:
Reporting
-Monitor Report
-Copy of A.S.
-Feedback Form
-Event Photos/Videos

Assessment
(Max. Assessment Time)

CPDC
• Shall furnish a copy RLA
15 Days

30 Days
of Monitor Report to
CPDC Provider. • Name will be included
in the CPD Program
• Shall determine the
final Credit Units Approval of • Final Credit Unit shall
be posted in the APO-
Final Credit Unit CPD Website
IF THE PROGRAM IS
REPEATED…

CPD
Provider APPLY again
Two Main Types of CPD
Activities/ Programs

Pre-approved Self-Directed
PROGRAM PROGRAM
Architects will
do the
following:
• RLA will
NO ACTION
60 Days (Max. Processing

By CPD Provider
APPLY apply and
pay fees
individually
• Provide
• CPDC will process supporting
Processing
Time)

and assess documents
individually Assessment
• Risk of
Disapproval
• May earn
• CPDC will grant
Credit Unit(s) APPROVAL less CUs
than applied
for
Self-Directed Application Form
CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS FROM PRC:

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1. Original and Photocopy of Certificate of
Attendance

2. Program of Activities

3. Diploma/ TOR/ Certificate of Completion etc.

4. Certificate of Patent

5. Copy of Published material/book

6. Certificate of Entitlement/ Appointment as
Professorial Chair

7. Others that may be required by the CPD
Council for Architects

SID-CPD-03
Section 2
List of additional requirements for CPD Provider
Application for Accreditation as Application for Accreditation as
Local CPD Provider Foreign CPD Provider

SID-CPD-01-A SID-CPD-01-B
Section 2
Types
1. Local Single of CPD Providers:
Proprietorship
2. Local Corporation
3. Architectural/Construction/Consulting Firm
•. Must have at least 25 RLAs in the firm
•. Article of Incorporation must include training of professionals
•. Maximum of 2 firms may combine, with the bigger firm as main provider

4. Non-Profit Professional Organization (including
Chapters)
5. Advocacy Group (CSO, Heritage Society, GreenAP)

6. Architects Alumni Association
7. Academic Institution
8. Government Agencies
9. Foreign Corporation
10.APOs of other countries with CPD training program
Section 13, Rule 3
Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 10912

Role of Concerned Government Agencies and the
Private Sector

All concerned government agencies and private firms and
organizations employing professionals shall include the CPD
as part of their human resource development plan and
program.
Section 3
Types and
1. Conferences of Accredited
Conventions CPD Programs
• The different activities, training, talks or programs within a conference or
convention are individually approved and assigned provisional credit units.

• For multiple programs, PRC may send an Audit Team (several Monitors).

2. Lectures / Seminars by qualified speaker
3. Workshops / Training / Tutorial Modules
4. Study tours and visits with qualified speaker/guide
5. Technical Presentation by Suppliers and Manufacturers
• Must be a general technical information seminar or training workshop
• Does not market a company’s products or service

6. Company in-house training
• Company has at least 25 registered and licensed architects
• Maximum of 2 firms may combine, with the bigger firm as main provider.

7. On-line Seminar / Computer based training
•. Entire on-line training program should be submitted to CPDC for approval.
•. Once approved, program is good for one year, renewable for another
year.
Section 3
APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION OF CPD
PROGRAM
CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS FROM PRC:
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
1. Specific course objectives stating competencies
to be gained from program.
2. Evaluation tool specific to course objectives set.
3. Program of Activities showing time/duration of
topics/workshop.
4. Resume of Speaker(s) for program applied for,
showing expertise in the topic/s; show
certificates or citations (if any). Resume of
Alternate speaker(s)
5. Current Professional ID of speaker if registered
professional. If foreigner, current Special
Temporary Permit, if applicable.
6. Breakdown of Expenses for the conduct of the
program

SID-CPD-02
Section 3
List of additional requirements for
accreditation for CPD Program
3.1 Course Outline
– outline of the course’s sub-topics
3.2 Learning Outcome
– state what participants will learn from the event.
3.3 Course Structure/Materials
– type of presentation and materials used.
3.4 Program URL
– website of the program, if any
Section 3
Required
1. Program/Course Title – 1 Program
phrase title Details
2. Synopsis/Summary – 1 paragraph description of the program

3. Speaker Profile
– CV of lecturers and alternates
– Alternates are necessary in case of change of speaker

4. Program Duration – length of the program in hours or days
– Minimum 1 hour.
5. Participants – expected number of participants including max.
slots

6. Course Outline – outline of the course’s sub-topics

7. Learning Outcome – state what participants will learn from the
event
8. Course Structure/Materials – type of presentation and materials
used

9. Program URL – website of the program
Section 3
Program Criteria
1.
1. Be
Be at
at least
least 1
1 hour
hour of
of actual
actual learning.
learning.

2.
2. Must
Must have
have clear
clear and
and stated
stated learning
learning objectives.
objectives.

3.
3. The
The learning
learning activity
activity should
should be
be structured
structured and
and
organized.
organized.

4.
4. There
There should
should be
be an
an identifiable
identifiable and
and qualified
qualified
speaker
speaker in
in the
the subject
subject matter.
matter.

5.
5. Has
Has to
to impart
impart professional
professional knowledge.
knowledge.

6.
6. Cannot
Cannot contain
contain recruitment,
recruitment, sales,
sales, or
or product
product
marketing.
marketing.
Section 3
Sample Course Syllabus for CPD
Section 3
Sample Course Syllabus for CPD
Section 3
Sample Course Syllabus for CPD
Section 4
List of CPD activities with corresponding Credit Units
acceptable to PRBOA and CPDC for Architects:
PROFESSIONAL TRACK - Accredited CPD PROVIDER
1.0 with approved CPD PROGRAM by CPDC
Applicant for PIC renewal must apply 30 days before PIC expiration
date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1.1 Approved CUs for • Certificate of Attendance and
PARTICIPANT the program CPD program accreditation
number.

• Certificate or Plaque of
Appreciation

• Copy of Papers
1.2
4 CU per hour
RESOURCE SPEAKER • Copy of Program

• Invitation & Confirmation
letter

Event Photo of Speaker
Section 4
PROFESSIONAL TRACK - Accredited CPD PROVIDER
1.0 with approved CPD PROGRAM by CPDC
Applicant for PIC renewal must apply 30 days before PIC expiration
date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

• Certificate or Plaque of
Appreciation

1.3 • Copy of Program
3 CU per hour
PANELIST/ REACTOR
• Invitation & Confirmation
letter

• Event Photo of Panelist

• Certification from the
accredited CPD Provider
1.4
FACILITATOR/ 2 CU per hour • Copy of Program
MODERATOR
• Event Photo of Facilitator
Section 4
PROFESSIONAL TRACK - Accredited CPD PROVIDER
1.0 with approved CPD PROGRAM by CPDC
Applicant for PIC renewal must apply 30 days before PIC expiration
date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS

• Monitoring Report
Twice the number • Certificate of Appearance
signed by CPD Provider
1.5 of approved CUs
MONITOR for participant of
the program
• Authority to Monitor from
PRC

• Event Photos

1.6
LOCAL CONVENTION/
INTERNATIONAL same as 1.1 to 1.5 same as 1.1 to 1.5
CONFERENCE HELD
IN THE PHILIPPINES
Section 4
PROFESSIONAL TRACK - SELF DIRECTED
1.7 Apply separately and pay fees with PRC.
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS
• If participant, copy of the ff:
If speaker or panelist official receipt of registration,
– X1.5 of CU per hour conference ID, and Certificate
indicated in Items 1.2 to of Attendance
1.3

If delegate or participant • If speaker or panelist, copy of
1.7.1 – as per CU indicated in the ff: papers, invitation and
the certificate confirmation letters,
INTERNATIONAL
(invalid if no CU indicated) conference ID and Certificate
CONVENTION/
Must meet 2 conditions or Plaque of Appreciation
CONFERENCE/
to qualify:
TRAINING SEMINARS • Copy of program, seminars,
HELD ABROAD 1.APO of host country or schedule or calendar of
Professional organization events
is a member of UIA,
ARCASIA or EAROPH • Learning Objectives or
Outcome
2.Has CPD accreditation
program and approved • Travel documents, boarding
CPD CUs by APO of host pass and proof of
country accommodation.
Section 4
PROFESSIONAL TRACK - SELF DIRECTED
1.7 Apply separately and pay fees with PRC.
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVIT SUPPORTING
CREDIT UNITS
Y DOCUMENTS
• Copy of Online Registration
and Confirmation

Must meet 2 conditions
to qualify:
• Proof of Payment or
Transaction Receipt
1. Courses must be
accredited and approved • Certification of Completion
by the APO of host of Online Seminar with
country. corresponding CUs
1.7.2
INTERNATIONAL 2. Has CPD accreditation
• Learning Objectives or
ON-LINE COURSES program and approved
Outcome
CPD CUs by APO of host
country.
• Other supporting
documents
Section 4
ACADEMIC TRACK - SELF-DIRECTED
2.0 Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS
2.1
POST GRADUATE
25 CU upon • Diploma/Certification
completion of program from the University or
DIPLOMA
granting Institution
2.2
MASTER’S DEGREE
45 CU upon • Transcript of Records
completion of degree
OR EQUIVALENT
 Credit Units earned
2.3 90 CU upon
from Subject/Course
DOCTOR’S DEGREE OR completion of degree/
while in the process of
EQUIVALENT candidacy
Post Graduate Studies
can apply Credit Units
2.4 separately.
POST DOCTORAL 4 CU upon completion
ASSOCIATE
Section 4
ACADEMIC TRACK - SELF-DIRECTED
2.0 Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS

2.5 POST DOCTORAL FELLOW

2.5.1
4 CU upon completion • Certification from the
TEACHING FELLOW granting institution

2.5.2
6 CU upon completion
RESEARCH FELLOW

2.6 15 CU per year or a • Certificate of Grant or
PROFESSORIAL CHAIR fraction thereof Appointment paper
Section 4
ACADEMIC TRACK - SELF-DIRECTED
2.0 Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS
2.7
SPECIALTY PROGRAM
• Certificate of
10 CU per year or a Completion
fraction thereof
2.8 (to be evaluated by • Copy printout of
DISTANCE LEARNING CPDC) program
MODULE or MOOC

2.9 • Certificate of
COMPUTER Completion
2 CU upon completion of
AIDED DESIGN AND
DRAFTING Course
each program • Enrollment or
registration papers
(e.g. AutoCad, Revit,
BIM, etc.)
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS

• Copy of Complete
Training Module

• Evaluation report by
expert(s)
3.1
TRAINING MODULE for 10 CU per • Proof and
Professionals complete set of documentation of the
(e.g. Authorship of Training Module conduct of training
Module) module

• Training module
must be within the
compliance period
(show proof of date)
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVIT SUPPORTING
CREDIT UNITS
Y DOCUMENTS
3.2 PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL (PJ) or SCHOLARLY JOURNAL (SJ)
Local Internationa
Max. 10 l • Copy of Published
CU Max. 10 CU Article or Journal

• Table of Contents
3.2.1
AUTHOR/S For multiple authors, • For multiple authors,
show proof and listing
divide CU equally
among them. • Publication must be
within the compliance
period for item 3.0

3.2.2
2 CU per article • Copy of reviewed article
PEER REVIEWER
• Peer review report
3.2.3
5 CU per issue
• Copy of Published
PJ or SJ EDITOR Journal
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVIT SUPPORTING
CREDIT UNITS
Y DOCUMENTS
3.3 PAMPHLET / BOOK OR MONOGRAPH

20 CU for 40 CU for • Copy of Published Book
single single Author
Author for a for a • For multiple authors,
Pamphlet Pamphlet show proof and listing
3.3.1 (less than (more than
AUTHOR/S 100 pages) 100 pages • Publication must be
within the compliance
period for item 3.0
For multiple authors,
divide CU equally among
them.

10 CU for 20 CU for
3.3.2
less than 100 or more • Copy of Published Book
BOOK EDITOR
100 pages pages
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVIT SUPPORTING
CREDIT UNITS
Y DOCUMENTS
3.4 Local - 2
Int’l – 3 CU
AUTHOR of CU per
per article
• Proof of Publication of
article Article or Column
NEWSPAPER/
MAGAZINE ARTICLE or (For multiple authors, divide
COLUMN CU equally among them.)
• For multiple authors,
show proof and listing
3.4.1 1 CU per feature
Architecture work Max of 2 CU per year • Proof of Publication
featured in a major featuring work or
Architectural (For multiple architects architect
publication/magazine/ involved, divide CU equally
documentary or in a among them.) • Copy of publication or
video video
1 CU per feature
3.4.2 Max of 2 CU per year • Publication must be within
the compliance period for
Architect(s) featured in item 3.0 – must show
magazine, radio, TV, (For multiple architects proof and date.
digital media and featured, divide CU equally
publication among them.) • For multiple architects,
show proof and listing.
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVIT SUPPORTING
CREDIT UNITS
Y DOCUMENTS

3.5 Max of 45 CU per • Certified Copy of Patent
Certificate
INVENTIONS, PATENTS, invention as per CPDC
COPYRIGHTS evaluation • Proof and Photo of
Invention
3.6 TOURS, TRAVELS, VISITS, FAIRS AND EXHIBITS
1 CU per visit • Travel documents,
3.6.1 Local -Max 2 CU / cycle boarding pass, or Proof of
MUSEUM VISIT Travel, as necessary
Foreign-Max 6 CU / cycle
3.6.2 • Proof as Visitor or
1 CU per visit Attendance (Entrance
NATIONAL HERITAGE
Max of 3 CU / cycle Tickets), IDs
SITE VISIT
• Evaluation Report on
Learning Objectives (250-
3.6.3 1 CU per visit 500 words)
UNESCO HERITAGE Max of 3 CU / cycle • No repeat visit per cycle
SITE VISIT
• Photos or Video of Visit
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVIT SUPPORTING
CREDIT UNITS
Y DOCUMENTS
3.6 TOURS, TRAVELS, VISITS, FAIRS AND EXHIBITS

3.6.4
DESIGN, 1 CU per visit
• Travel documents,
boarding pass, or Proof
CONSTRUCTION, Max of 3 CU / cycle of Travel, as necessary
TRADE FAIRS, EXHIBITS
• Proof as Visitor or
Attendance (Entrance
Tickets), IDs

3.6.5 • Evaluation Report on
Max 1 CU per trip/day Learning Objectives
FACTORY, FIELD TRIP
Max 3 CU per cycle (250-500 words)
(related to Design and
(CU to be determined and
Architecture) • No repeat visit per cycle
approved by CPDC)
• Photos or Video of Visit
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVIT SUPPORTING
CREDIT UNITS
Y DOCUMENTS
3.6 TOURS, TRAVELS, VISITS, FAIRS AND EXHIBITS
• Travel documents, boarding
pass, or Proof of Travel

• Certification from
Sponsoring Institution or
CPD Provider

3.6.6 2 CU per day • Program Details and
STUDY TOURS (Maximum of 10 CU/Tour) Itinerary
AND VISITS (Max 3 Study Tours/cycle • Evaluation Report on
Learning Objectives

• CV of Tour Resource People

• Tour Photos or Video per
day

• Travel documents, boarding
pass, Philippine Entry & Exit
1 CU per Round Trip stamp
regardless of number of
3.6.7 • Countries visited cannot be
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS
3.7 RECOGNITION, ACHIEVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
3.7.1 • Copy of Certification from
Full CU for four (4) the Awarding Body (duly
International Awardee notarized)
compliance period
(e.g. Pritzker Prize)
• Photo of Awardee with
award, certificate, plaque,
3.7.2 Full CU for four (4) medal or trophy
National Artist Awardee compliance period
• Any proof of award –
newspaper, magazine,
3.7.3
others
Institutional Awardee Full CU for two (2)
(e.g. PRC Outstanding compliance period • Awardee or conferee before
Architect of the Year) 2017: - can claim CU up to
2025 only.

3.7.4 • Awardee or conferee from
Professional 2017 onwards: -can claim
CU up to 6 years from the
Organization Awardee Full CU for two (2)
time of award.
(e.g. LIKHA, Hall of compliance period
Fame) • All awards and conferment
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS
3.7 RECOGNITION, ACHIEVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
3.7.5 Full CU for one (1) • Copy of Certification from the
Awarding Body (duly
Alumnus Awardee compliance period notarized)
-Architecture
3.7.6 • Photo of Awardee with
Lifetime Achievement award, certificate, plaque,
medal or trophy
Awardee 20 CU
(e.g. Balik-Tanaw) • Any proof of award –
newspaper, magazine, others
3.7.7
To be assessed and • Awardee before 2017:
City/Provincial/ can claim CU up to 2023
determined by CPDC only.
Regional Awardee
• Awardee from 2017
onwards:
3.7.8 To be assessed and can claim CU up to 6 years
Other Awards determined by CPDC from the time of award.

• All awards can ONLY be
claimed ONCE.
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS
3.8 CONFERMENT OF TITLES
• Copy of Certification from
3.8.1 the Awarding Body (duly
20 CU notarized)
FELLOWS
• Photo of Awardee with
3.8.2 award, certificate, plaque,
medal or trophy
APEC ARCHITECT 40 CU
• Any proof of award –
newspaper, magazine,
others
3.8.3
ASEAN ARCHITECT
40 CU • Conferee before 2017:
can claim CU up to 2023
only.

• Conferee from 2017
3.8.4 onwards: can claim CU up to
To be assessed and 6 years from the time of
Other Titles
determined by CPDC award.

• All conferment can ONLY be
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS
3.9 ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN COMPETITION
3.9.1
NATIONAL Accredited
10 CU for finalists • Certificate from
sponsoring organization
Professional Architectural
15 CU for winner
Design Competition • Photo of Awardee with
award, plaque or trophy
15 CU for finalists
3.9.2 • Competition must be open
INTERNATIONAL to all Architects
Professional Architectural (‘By Invitation’ only
Design Competition 20 CU for winner
competition is not
accepted)

• Certificate or plaque from
3.9.3 5 CU per competition sponsoring organization
Judge/Jury/Design Critic in Max 3
Professional Architectural competition/cycle • Copy of invitation letter
Design Competition
• Photo of judging, awarding
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS
3.10 MENTORSHIP
• Must be the mentor under
the diversified experience
10 CU per Topnotcher logbook submitted by BLEA
topnotcher.

• Attach copy of logbook and
Cert of Registration
3.10.1
Top 10 Board
• Notarized Affidavit signed
by BLEA topnotcher naming
Licensure the nominated mentor,
Examination for Only one (1) Mentor inclusive date of
Architects (BLEA) can be nominated by mentorship, and date of
Mentor the Topnotcher BLEA

• Mentor can claim CU within
two (2) years of passing
BLEA by topnotcher

• Photo of Mentor and
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
SUPPORTING
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY CREDIT UNITS
DOCUMENTS
3.11 ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN EXHIBITION

2 CU per local exhibition
3 CU per int’l exhibition • Certification or plaque
Max 3 exhibits/cycle from organizer

• Program details,
schedule, venue
3.11.1
Participating • If partnership or
Architect in an corporation, submit SEC
Architectural design For partnership or or DTI registration
exhibition corporation, divide CUs showing all Registered &
equally among partners Licensed Architects
(RLA).

• Photos of event
Section 4
OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING
3.0 ACTIVITIES
Apply separately and pay fees with PRC
Must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.
PROGRAM/ACTIVIT SUPPORTING
CREDIT UNITS
Y DOCUMENTS
3.12 OTHERS
Max 10 CU per project • Certification or plaque of
(to be evaluated and appreciation from affected
determined by CPDC) group or organization
For multiple members in • Project Proposal and
a group, divide CUs Complete Design Program
3.12.1 equally among them. and documents
SOCIO-CIVIC • Report of activities, venue,
ACTIVITIES USING dates
PROFESSION
(must be volunteer • Notarized Affidavit of
Volunteer work must be Undertaking signed by the
work in design or completed to be valid. Architect or group; if
construction) On-going or incomplete multiple members, must list
design or construction all RLA’s involved.
work will not be accepted
• Photos and video of
activities, including before
and after condition as
necessary
Section 5
CPD Provider Completion Report
The list of documentary requirements for the submission
of the Completion Report as provided in CPD Form No. 5
shall also include the following:

5.1 Event Photo and/or Video Documentation.
5.2 Feedback or Comment Form in a sealed brown
envelope signed by the Monitor.
Section 5

Monitor Report Attendance Sheet
Section 6
The maximum creditable units for self-directed and/or lifelong
learning:
inthose
Except ONElisted
(1) compliance
under Item 2.0period is 3.7
and Items 10to
CUs,
3.10 of
Section 4.
2.1 POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA
2.2 MASTER’S DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT
2.3 DOCTOR’S DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT
2.4 POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
2.5 POST DOCTORAL FELLOW
2.6 PROFESSORIAL CHAIR
2.7 SPECIALTY PROGRAM
2.8 DISTANCE LEARNING MODULE or MOOC
2.9 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING Course
3.7 RECOGNITION, ACHIEVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
3.8 CONFERMENT OF TITLES
3.9 ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN COMPETITION
3.1
MENTORSHIP
0
Section 6
Self-Directed Application Form
CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS FROM PRC:

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1. Original and Photocopy of Certificate of
Attendance

2. Program of Activities

3. Diploma/ TOR/ Certificate of Completion etc.

4. Certificate of Patent

5. Copy of Published material/book

6. Certificate of Entitlement/ Appointment as
Professorial Chair

7. Others that may be required by the CPD
Council for Architects

SID-CPD-03
Section 6
Attach Summary of CPD Credit Units Earned
Section 6
Attach Summary of CPD Credit Units Earned
Section 7
Major Areas of CPD Activities.
CPD activities shall be divided into
Four (4) Major Areas
with corresponding minimum credit units, as
follows:
1. Design 20%
2. Practice 20%
3. Building Science 20%
4. Environment and Sustainability 20%
5. Others 20%
TOTAL: 100%
Section 7
MINIMUM CREDIT
MAJOR AREA COVERAGE OF THE AREA UNITS REQUIRED
(%)
 Art and architectural history
 theory and criticism
 Building Types 20% of total credit
 Community Design units
DESIGN
 Housing
 Human Settlements  
 Site Design and Planning
 Others
 Ethics
 Business of Architecture
 Standards of Professional Practice
(laws, rules, codes, PRB resolutions,
etc.) 20% of total credit
PRACTICE  Procurement and Project delivery units
 Firm Management
 
 Global and Collaborative Practice  
 Project and Construction Management
 Computer-aided design and drafting
 Personal/Image Development
 Others
Section 7
MINIMUM CREDIT
MAJOR AREA COVERAGE OF THE AREA UNITS REQUIRED
(%)

• Building Science and Technology
• Energy and Materials 20% of total credit
BUILDING • Energy Efficiency units
SCIENCE • Building materials
• Acoustics and Lighting  
• Others

• Sustainable Structures
20% of total credit
ENVIRONMENT • Disaster Resilience
AND • Green Architecture units
• Renewable Energy
SUSTAINABILITY  • Building Conservation  
• Heritage Conservation
• Others
• As needed by professionals
20% of total credit
OTHERS
units
Section 8
Required CPD Credit Units in a Compliance Period
A Compliance period (Cycle) is equivalent to THREE (3)
years.
The implementation shall beMinimum
gradual required
as follows:
Number of CPD Credit
(Rule IV, Units for Architects
Section
Renewal Period 10.2, IRR
of PRC) Below 60 Between 60 - 69 70 years old
years old years old and above

January – June 2017 0 0 0
(0)

July – December 2017 13.5 10.5 7.5
(30%)
January – December
27 21 15
2018 (60%)
January 2019 –
45 35 25
onwards (100%)
Section 9
Unforeseen events or circumstances

The CPDC may consider deferring the compliance with the
required CPD credit units if the architect after showing evidence
cannot comply due to unforeseen circumstances.

Example:
The architect or his/her immediate family member is suffering
from serious illness, subject to approval of the CPDC.

Therefore, architect:
• Shall file an affidavit and provide supporting evidence
• In no case the deferment shall exceed twelve (12) months
• May still require compliance in a pro-rata or a portion of the
required CPD credit units in a compliance period.
Rule IV, Section 16
Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 10912

Fraud Relating to CPD
Fraudulent acts shall be punishable under:

1. Revised Penal Code
2. New Civil Code
3. Other Applicable laws

If adjudged guilty of ANY fraudulent act relating to the CPD
shall be:

Suspension or Revocation of his/her PRC
Certificate of Registration and/or Certificate
of Specialization.
THANK YOU
CPD for ARCHITECTS