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STANDARDIZED GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES FOR CPE

CPE IS BACK

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) was implemented again by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) through PRC Resolution No. 2004 – 179 dated March 10, 2004.

Highlights

Republic of the Philippines
Professional Regulation Commission
Manila

Resolution No. 2004 ・179
Series of 2004

STANDARDIZED GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR ALL PROFESSIONS

ARTICLE I
CPE OBJECTIVES, DEFINITION, NATURE, AND RATIONALE


Section 1. Objectives ・The CPE programs shall have these 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 in the practice of his profession; (4)To make the professional globally competitive; and (5) To promote the general welfare of the public.

Section 2. Definition ・Continuing Professional Education (CPE) refers to the inculcation, assimilation and acquisition of knowledge, skills, proficiency and ethical and moral values, after the initial registration of a professional, that raise and enhance the professional's technical skills and competence.

Section 3. Nature ・The CPE programs consist of properly planned and structured activities, the implementation of which requires the participation a determinate group of professionals to meet the requirements of voluntary maintaining and improving the occupational standards and ethics of the professionals.

Section 4. Rationale ・Voluntary compliance with the CPE program is an effective and credible means of insuring competence, integrity and global competitiveness of professionals in order to allow him/her to continue the practice of his/her profession.

ARTICLE II
THE CPE COUNCILS: CREATION, COMPOSITION, TERMS OF OFFICE, FUNCTIONS, MEETINGS.

Section 5. CREATION ・Each of the concerned professional regulatory boards (PRBs), upon approval by the PRC, shall create a council within thirty days from the effectively of this resolution shall be known as the CPE council which shall assist its corresponding PRB in implementing its CPE programs.

Section 6. COMPOSITION ・Each CPE council shall be composed of a chairperson and two members. The chairperson of each CPE council shall be chosen from among the members of the 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 incapacity, any officer of the organization of the deans or
department heads or 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 recommendees of the PRB concerned. Said recommendees shall be well known academicians.

Section 7. Terms of Office ・The term of office of the chairperson of each CPE council shall be co-terminus with his/her incumbency in the PRC. The first member shall have a 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 the departments. In case of the academinician-member, upon the expiration of their respective terms of office in the PRB, APO or organization of deans of heads departments, the chairperson, first member and second member shall continue to function as such in the CPE Council until the appointment or election of their respective
successors in the PRB, APO or organization.

Section 8. Exercise of Powers and Functions ・Each CPE Council shall upon majority vote, exercise powers and functions which shall include but shall not be limited to the following:

1. Accept evaluate and approve applications for accreditation of CPE providers

2. Accept, evaluate and approve applications for accreditation of CPE programs, activities or sources as to 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 submitted by the CPE providers.

3. Accept, evaluate and approve applications for exemptions from CPE requirements.

4. Monitor the implementation by the CPE providers of their programs, activities or sources.

5. Assess periodically and upgrade criteria for accreditation of CPE providers and CPE programs, activities or sources.

6. Perform such other related functions that may be incidental to the implementation of the CPE programs or policies.


ARTICLE III
CRITERIA FOR ACCREDITATION OF PROVIDERS, PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES OR SOURCES; EQUIVALENT CREDIT UNITS; CREDIT REQUIREMENTS; EXEMPTIONS AND OTHER MATTERS

Section 12. Criteria for Accreditation. In order to merit accreditation, the following criteria shall be complied with:

A. For CPE Provider

1. Must be a duly registered organization, firm, institution or agency, or a professional of good standing and has never been convicted of a crime.

2. Shall have an established mechanism for measuring the quality of the program being offered or administered;

3. Must have adequate, modern and updated instructional materials to carry out the CPE programs and activities;

4. Shall have instructors, lecturers and resource speakers with good moral character and technical competence and are, preferably, holders of current professional licenses.

B. For CPE programs, activities or sources

1. The scope shall be beyond the basic preparation for admission to the practice of the profession. The contents shall be relevant/related, but not limited to the practice of the profession.

2. 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.

MATRIX FOR CPE PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES OR SOURCES

PROGRAMS CREDIT UNITS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1. SEMINARS/CONVENTION

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

1.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER 5 CU PER HOUR PHOTOCOPY OF PLAQUE
CERTIFICATION AND COPY OF PAPER, PROGRAM INVITATION
2.1 MASTER'S DEGREE 1 CU PER ACADEMIC UNIT
30 ADDITIONAL UPON COMLPETION OF DEGREE UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS

Section 14. CPE Credit Units. The total CPE units for registered professionals with baccalaureate degree shall be sixty (60) credit units for three (3) years. Any excess credit units earned shall not be carried over to the next three-year period except credit units earned for doctoral and masteral degrees.

The total CPE credit units for registered professionals without baccalaureate degree shall not be carried over the next three-year period.

One credit hour of CPE program, activity or source shall be equivalent to one credit unit.

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE OFFICIAL GAZETTE: FEBRARY 23, 2004
DATE OF EFFECTIVITY: MARCH 10, 2004

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  1. this resolution is a violation of RA 8981 PRC modernization act Section 20.
    Sec. 20. Repealing Clause. – Republic Act. No. 546, Presidential Decree No. 223, as amended by Presidential Decree No. 657, Republic Act No. 5181, and Executive Order No. 266, Series of 1995 are hereby repealed. Section 23 (h) of Republic Act No. 7836, Section 4 (m & s). Section 23 of Republic Act No. 7920, and Section 29 of Republic Act No. 8050, insofar as it requires completion of the requirements of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) as a condition for the renewal of the license are hereby repealed. All other laws, orders, rules and regulations or resolutions and all part/s thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.

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