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Real Estate Updates
Sunday, October 6, 2013
THE Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) recently came out with the “Revised Guidelines on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for all Registered and Licensed Professionals” through Resolution No. 2013-774 series of 2013. The resolution adopted by the PRC is a revision of the guidelines on the Continuing Professional Education (CPE)/Development which is now known as "Continuing Professional Development Program Guidelines" or the "CPD Guidelines."
Starting August 10, 2013, the effectivity of the resolution, it has these objectives:
1. Continuously improve the quality of the country’s reservoir of registered professionals by updating them on the latest scientific/technological/ethical and other applicable trends in the local and global practice of the professions;
2. Provide support to lifelong learning in the enhancement of competencies of Filipino professionals towards delivery of quality and ethical services both locally and globally; and
3. Deliver quality continuing professional development (CPD) activities aligned with the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) for national relevance and global comparability and competitiveness.
Creation and Composition of CPD council
Every Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) shall create a Continuing Professional Development Council (CPDC) subject to approval by PRC. Every CPDC shall be composed of a Chairperson and two (2) members. The Chairperson of the CPDC shall be the member of the PRB so chosen by the PRB concerned to sit in the CPD Council. The first member shall be the president or the Chair of the CPD Committee duly authorized by the Board of the AIPO/APO and the second member shall be the president or any representative authorized by the organization of deans or department heads of schools, colleges or universities offering the course requiring licensure examination.
The term of office of the Chairperson of the CPD Council shall be co-terminus with his/her incumbency in the PRB unless sooner replaced by the PRB concerned through a resolution, subject to approval by PRC.
The first and second members shall have a term of two (2) years unless sooner replaced through a resolution by the AIPO/APO concerned or the organization of deans or department heads, respectively.
The powers and functions of the CPDC shall include, but not limited, to the following:
1. Ensure the adequate and appropriate provision of CPD programs for the profession;
2. Evaluate and act on applications for accreditation of CPD providers, CPD programs and self-directed and/or lifelong learning;
3. Monitor the implementation by the CPD providers of their programs;
4. Assess annually and upgrade criteria for accreditation of CPD providers and CPD programs;
5. Conduct researches, studies and benchmarking for international alignment of CPD programs;
6. Issue operational guidelines; and
7. Perform such other functions related or incidental to the implementation of the CPD.
The PRC Chairperson shall designate or appoint the head of the CPD Secretariat who shall assist the CPDC in going about their designated tasks and functions. The designated head of the Secretariat shall participate in the deliberations of the CPDCs but shall not vote.
The CPD Council shall hold regular meetings once a month on dates to be fixed by them. Special meetings may be called by the CPDC Chairperson or upon written request of a member of a CPDC at least three (3) days prior to the said meeting.
CPD Providers and Programs
A CPD Provider is a natural or juridical person that conducts CPD programs accredited by the CPD Council to conduct CPD programs; while CPD Program is a set of learning activities accredited by the CPD Council such as seminars, workshops, technical lectures or subject matter meetings, non-degree training lectures and scientific meetings, modules, tours and visits which equip the professionals with advanced knowledge, skills and values in specialized or in an inter- or multi-disciplinary fields of study, self-directed research and/or life-long learning.
To be accredited, the following qualifications shall be met by CPD Providers:
1. Individual/Sole Proprietor
a. A registered and licensed professional of good standing;
b. Non-conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude; and
c. Registered entity with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
a. A duly registered partnership, corporation, institution or organization;
b. The Articles of Incorporation/Partnership includes as one of its purposes the training and development of professionals; and
c. Duly registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and/or other pertinent government bodies.
(To be continued next week)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 07, 2013.