Sunday, March 20, 2011

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE) Council

CPE units can be earned through the mechanism which was mandated by Executive Order No. 266 issues on July 25, 1995. It institutionalized the CPE Programs of the various Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) under the supervision of PRC and was implemented for several years until its deferment in 2000. Last year, Resolution No. 2004-179 provided once again a standardized guidelines and procedures for the implementation of the continuing professional education for all profession.

CPE is defined as referring to the inculcation, assimilation and acquisition of knowledge, skills, proficiency and ethical and moral values, after the initial registration of a professional that raised and enhances the professional’s technical skills and professional competence. The CPE Program has the following objectives: 1) to provide and ensure the continuous education of a registered professional with the latest trends in the profession brought about by modernization and scientific and technological advancement; 2) to raise and maintain the professional’s capability
for delivering professional services; 3) to attain and maintain the highest standard and quality of the practice of his profession; 4) to make the professional globally competitive; and 5) to promote the general welfare of the public.

To implement the CPE Programs for registered professionals the law mandated the
creation of CPE Council
for its respective profession which shall assist its corresponding PRB in implementing its CPE Program. It is composed of a chairman and two (2) members. The Chairman is chosen from among the members of PRB by the members themselves. The first member shall be the President or, in his absence or incapacity, any officer chosen by the Board of Directors of the Accredited Professional Organization (APO). The second member shall be the President or in his absence or incapactiy, any officer of the organization of deans or department
heads of schools, colleges or universities offering the course requiring licensure examination. In the absence of such organization, the second member shall be chosen and appointed by the PRC from at least three (3) recommendees of the PRB concerned; said recommendees should be wellknown academicians.

The term of office of the Chairman of the CPE Council shall be co-terminus with his / her incumbency in the PRB. The first member shall have the term of office co-terminus with his / her incumbency as officer of the APO. The second member shall have a term of office co-terminus with his / her incumbency as officer of the organization of deans or heads of departments. In the case of academicians chosen and appointed by the PRC, his/her term of office shall be for two (2) years with one reappointment The CPE Council holds regular meetings once a month on a date and place set by the said Council. Its power and functions include but is not limited to the following : 1) accept, evaluate and approve applications of CPE providers; 2) accept, evaluate and approve applications for the accreditation of CPE programs, activities or sources as their relevance to the profession and determine the number of CPE credit units to be earned on the basis of the contents of the program., activity or source as submitted by the CPE providers; 3) accept, evaluate and approve
applications for exemptions from CPE requirements.

The CPE programs and activities as well as the CPE Providers to conduct these programs must secure prior accreditation from the CPE council. CPE provider is either a duly registered organization, firm, institution or agency or even a person or professional of good standing. The provider shall be required to present an established mechanism for measuring the quality of the program being offered or administered; must have adequate, modern and updated instructional materials to carry out the CPE program and activities; shall have instructors, lecturers and
resource speakers with good moral character and technical competence and are, preferably,holders of current professional licenses.

Any provider may submit to the CPE Council programs, activities or sources to be
approved and accredited for CPE units. The scope of CPE programs, activities or sources shall be beyond the basic preparation to the practice of the profession. The contents shall be relevant, but not limited, to the practice of profession. The programs, activities or sources shall enhance the competence of the professional by upgrading and updating knowledge and skills for the practice of the profession as brought about by modernization and scientific and technical advancements in
the profession.

Following is the Matrix for CPE Programs, activities or sources with their corresponding credit units and supporting documents required.

MATRIX FOR CPE PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES OR SOURCES

PROGRAMS - CREDIT UNITS - SUPPORTING DOCUMENT

1. SEMINARS/CONVENTION

1.1 PARTICIPANT - 1 CU PER HOUR - CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WITH NUMBER OF HOURS, SEMINAR PROGRAM, CERTIFIED LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

1.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER - 5 CU PER HOUR - PHOTOCOPY OF PLAQUE CERTIFICATION AND COPY OF PAPER, PROGRAM INVITATION

1.3 PANELIST/REACTOR - 3 CU PER HOUR - CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION AND COPY OF PROGRAM

1.4 FACILITATOR/MODERATOR - 2 CU PER HOUR - CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION AND COPY OF PROGRAM

2. ACADEMIC PREPARATION
(Residential and Distance Mode)

2.1 MASTER’S DEGREE - 1 CU PER ACADEMIC UNIT / 30 CU ADDITIONAL UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE - UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION, DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS

2.2 DOCTORAL DEGREE - 2 CU PER ACADEMIC UNIT / 45 CU ADDITIONAL UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE - UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION, DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS

2.3 RESIDENCY/EXTERNSHIP - 10 CU PER YEAR - HOSPITAL CERTIFICATION, CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

2.4 FELLOWSHIP - 15 CU PER YEAR - CERTIFICATION FROM THE GRANTING INSTITUTION,
CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSHIP

3. SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING PACKAGE

3.1 MODULE - 10 CU PER COMPLETE SET OF MODULE - COPY OF DULY-ACCOMPLISHED MODULE AND EVALUATION

3.2 TECHNICAL PAPER/ PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL ARTICLE - 1 CU / PROFESSIONAL / TECHNICAL ARTICLE - COPY OF DULY-ACCOMPLISHED MODULE AND EVALUATION,

4. AUTHORSHIP

4.1 RESEARCH / INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS / CREATIVE PROJECTS - 10 CREDIT UNITS - DULY CERTIFIED / PUBLISHED TECHNICAL REPORT / PAPER -

4.2 BOOK / MONOGRAPH - [25-50 PP] [51-100 Pp] [101 OR MORE Pp..] - PUBLISHED BOOK WITH PROOFOF COPYRIGHT

SINGLE AUTHOR [25-50 PP]20 CU ; [51-100 Pp]30 CU ; [101 OR MORE Pp..]40 CU

2 AUTHORS [25-50 PP]10 CU ; [51-100 Pp]20 CU ; [101 OR MORE Pp..]30 CU

3 OR MORE [25-50 PP] 5 CU ;[51-100 Pp]10 CU ; [101 OR MORE Pp..]20 CU

4.3 EDITOR - ½ OF THE CU AUTHORSHIP CATEGORY - PUBLISHED BOOK WITH PROOF OF AUTHORSHIP

4.4 ARTICLE [1-3Pp] [4-6 Pp] [7 OR MORE Pp.] PROOF OF PUBLICATION OF ARTICLE

SINGLE AUTHOR [1-3Pp]4 CU ; [4-6 Pp] 6 CU ; [7 OR MORE Pp.]8 CU

2 AUTHOR [1-3Pp]3 CU ; [4-6 Pp]4 CU; [7 OR MORE Pp.] 6 CU

3 OR MORE [1-3Pp]2 CU ; [4-6 Pp]3 CU ; [7 OR MORE Pp.]4 CU

4.5 PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL EDITOR - 5 CU PER ISSUE COPY OF PUBLISHED JOURNAL

4.6 PEER REVIEWER 2 CU / ARTICLE DULY CERTIFIED COPY OF PUBLISHED ARTICLE / BOOK

5. INVENTIONS 10-30 CREDIT UNITS PER INVENTIONS - CERTIFIED COPY OF PATENT CERTIFICATE

6. POST GRADUATE / IN-SERVICE TRAINING - 0.25 CU PER HOUR (MAXIMUM OF 40 CU/TRAINING)- CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING & TRAINING DESCRIPTION

7. STUDY / OBSERVATION - 2 CU / DAY (MAXIMUM OF 30 CU / TOUR) - CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING INSTITUTION

8. PROFESSORIAL CHAIR - 10 CU / CHAIR / YEAR - CERTIFICATION OF GRANT OR APPOINTMENT
PAPER

SUCH OTHER ACTIVITIES / PROGRAMS / SOURCES TO BE RECOMMENDED BY THE COUNCIL AND
APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION

Related Posts

1 comments:

Anonymous,  March 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM  

RE the CPE

There is much confusion regarding its nature as an obligation. My opinion is that it is only a "moral obligation" but not yet a "legal obligation". The mandatory character of the CPE was deleted by Congress from the new PRC law. It was not merely forgotten but was subjected to discussions on the floor. The fact that it no longer appears in the PRC law is an indication of legislative intent. The PRC as an agency of the Executive Branch cannot substitute its own judgment by a Resolution that effectively amends the law. That is why, the PRC resolution emphasized that CPE is (only) a "moral obligation".

What, then, is the value of PRC's having constituted CPE Councils that accredit CPE providers and assign credit units to seminars, congresses and fora? There could be two benefits: The first is merely prospective – in the event that the PRC law is amended (which may or may not happen, sooner or later), the units earned could be considered "banked". For how long will these be considered "banked", we don't know. The second reason (which is only my opinion), is that it serves as BFL's way of monitoring the CPE activities of the professional associations, in compliance with our Code of Ethics.

Personally, I am disheartened by the attitude of some librarians who run after "credit points" instead of considering the value of topics offered by the seminars and workshops that they want to attend. This, to me, is an unprofessional attitude, and my main objection to mandatory CPE.

- Atty. Vyva Aguirre, Dean, School of Library and Information Studies, University of the Philippines

Post a Comment

Recent Comments

Followers

About This Blog

*Architecture Education, Lecture Notes, Board Exam Review, Review Questions

*Modern Architecture, New Concepts, Design Innovations

*Sustainable Architecture, Green Architecture, Ecological Design, Veg.itecture, Green Technologies,Energy-Efficient Design,Climate-Responsive Design, LEED-Compliant Buildings, LEED Certification, Organic Architecture, Earth-sheltered Homes, Strawbale Housing, Bamboo Structures

*Student Thesis Projects, School Projects

  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP