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PRC issues CPD exemption guidelines

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By Samuel Medenilla

 

Professionals working overseas or are victims of calamities, will be temporarily exempted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) from submitting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units for the renewal of their professional identification cards.

PRC logo (MB file)

PRC logo (MB file)

 

In Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 07, Series of 2017, PRC granted this privilege to professionals, who may be unable to gain enough CPD units on time due to “justifiable reasons” to be determined by its Regional directors.

These justifiable reasons include medical reasons, unforeseen or uncontrolled events (e.g. Martial Law declaration, recent typhoon, fire, et. al.), professionals working overseas, unemployed or financially handicapped.

PRC Commissioner Yolanda Reyes said qualified professionals must fill up the necessary form and submit it to the CPD council, composed of ther PRC, professional boards, and other stakeholders, for approval.

She said the measure is aimed at giving enough time to the  professionals to comply with the CPD requirement.

“If they lack the necessary (CPD) units, they could go through this undertaking and promise they will comply with it in the future,” Reyes said.

She said the exemption will be good for a maximum of three years or until applicants renew their professionals IDs.

Free CPD programs

Aside from the CPD exemption, MC No. 7 also authorized government agencies to become CPD providers.

PRC Chairman Teofilo Pilando, Jr. said this will allow government agencies including state universities and colleges (SUC) and government owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) to provide CPD programs to their hired professionals for free.

“We came up with circular to encourage government agencies to be providers themselves for their employees. And then we give them incentives. They are free from the usual (registration) fees,” Pilando said.

Pilando noted they currently need to increase the number of CPD providers to accommodate the large number of professionals who will need their services.

As of June 30, 2017, PRC said there were  only 115 CPD providers nationwide offering 6,815 programs.

 

 

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  • Cojab

    NO TO CPD!!! ????????????????????

  • Leo Christo Dela Rosa

    Sir Samuel Medenilla, sa PRC MC No. 07, Series of 2017, wala po atang nabanggit tungkol sa sinasabing exemption na ito. saan po ba makikita yung guidelines sa exemption na binabanggit dito sa article nyo? thanks https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6291707502e5ef0198eb45999bf1b3014c6ad15ffd9d0cef85b8906ad9b1f52e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ee613bcec8b35964ea40263dfbf33126a4d52a1f4eb8613871fe4fe3793370b4.jpg

  • Anthony Focbit

    meron po bang sinabi sa guidelines ang mga ece na nagwowork sa private sector?

  • PBAS

    where are the necessary forms? and where is the copy of the memorandum?

    • Leo Christo Dela Rosa

      http://prc.gov.ph/uploaded/documents/2017-07_JMS.pdf , wala pong nabanggit sa Memorandum Circular No. 07 tungkol sa exemption.

      • Virus2

        July 21 pa ang memo sir, bago lang ang prc exemptions na ito..
        sana may memo rin na i release..

        • Leo Christo Dela Rosa

          Yun na nga Sir. Sana merun yung Memo regarding sa exemptions talaga. Naka emphasized kasi dto sa MB news na ang batayan sa exemptions is yung MC No. 07, pero wala nman nakasaad doon tungkol sa exemptions.

  • AdobongSampalok

    I’m a registered nurse in d Philippines and Saudi and we have here in K.S.A. the Saudi council commission / board of health specialist, i therefore suggest To give as the CREDIT for this CME -continues education updates and GRANT this CME updates..i think it is a justifiable reason for us to be excempted..and be accepted as aCPD updates in the philippines.. I quess this is for all countries like Qatar.. has Haad exam and updates.. Saudi has Saudi council exam and updates.. gulf country nurses are also having updates.. same us western nurses.. all of us are under MOH ministry of health..so please.. accept our excuses..

  • KINGPIN NG TUNDO

    Simpleng simple lang ang dapat nyong gawing batas para sa mga OFW NURSES…payagan nyong macredit ang CE na naacquire namin sa mga bansang pinagtratrabahuan nmin..hindi yung dyan lang sa atin na pakana ng PNA…wala namang naitulong yang PNA samin eh..puro kabig lang ginagawa nila….dami pang ka ekekan na batas..puros pahirap lang naman saming mga BAGONG BAYANI….????????????????????

  • John Steve
  • Ra Ra

    I suggest icredit nila yung mga CPD points galing ibang bansa para sa OFW. Sa Australia, 20 CPD points lang per year ang required which is free tapos madali pa kasi online yung iba. Tapos yung monthly meeting ay my CPD points, 1hr=1cpd point. Sa tutuosin yung mga OFW hindi na ata need magrenew ng PRC license nila kasi yung ibang bansa,lalo na sa nurses, bago ka makapagwork need mong mgkaroon ng lisensya na sa bansa nila nirelease. PERO kung expired naman yung prc license mo tapos hihingi ka ng papeles galing PRC e.g. Cert of Good Standing eh sasabihin nila need mo muna magrenew ng PRC license mo, pano yun? Uuwi kapa para lang mag-attend ng CPD points bago ka makarenew at marequest ng papers mo? Tapos pagmagbabakasyon ka, mgbabakasyon ka lang para mag attend ng pang CPD mo? So sana icredit nila yung CPD galing ibang bansa.

    • TribuItawit

      Mwawalan ng kita ang PRC at yung local chapter, kaya ito ang money making scheme nila…

  • A.Lambaco

    “””””“We came up with circular to encourage government agencies to be providers themselves for their employees. And then we give them incentives. They are free from the usual (registration) fees,” Pilando said.””””””Oh really? At paano maging CPD providers ang government agencies? May MOA na ba o merun nang established mechanism yan?

  • tonyabs

    Our training abroad is more than the CPD units. We are exposed to modern technology and our day to day interactions with manufacturers and suppliers give us the most updated training that one will need. My yearly membership to ASHRAE allowed me to keep abreast with the latest technology in HVAC .My being Trainor for Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers -Oman Chapter where I rendered my time without any financial considerations to uplift our fellow Filipino Engineers the required technical enhancement which is more than the required CPD units..
    In my opinion the CPD can be gained by accessing the internet , use google and one can have the knowledge of an Engineer without going to College/University , the only difference School hand Diploma while Google Don’t

  • TribuItawit

    Pano yung mga trainings pag ipinadala ka ng kumpanya? PRC please make an IRR on this vague issue of CPD units per PRC renewal….. Isn’t this a money making scheme only???

  • Joeling

    Napaka anti OFW Professional ang patakaran ng CPD na to. Dapat maging considerate ang PRC na ang mga OFW professional at totally bigyan ng exemption na mag take ng CPD, considering ang katayuan naming dito sa ibang bansa….paano ka ba naman makakuha ng units ng CPD kung wala kang access sa mga provider alangan bibiyahe ka pa sa ibang lugar para maka avail nitong requirements ng bweset na batas nato….kagaguhan talaga ng gumawa ng batas na to walang alam sa aming mga katayuan sa ibang bansa…Sa sinasabi nila temporary exemption at paano kung mahigit sampung taon ka nasa ibang bansa pagbalik mo makumahug ka mag-aaral para lang maabut mo ang units na required ng PRC?Tinamaaan ng lintik pinaghirapan na naming mag board tapos sa pag renew ng ID pahihirapan pa nyo kami…walang silbe talaga kayong mga gumagawa ng batas halos pahirap ang ginagawa nyo sa aming mga OFW…walang utang na loob kundi sa OFW…pinulot na sa kangkungan ang ating bansa….#$@#$!!!!!

    • TribuItawit

      Pera-pera lang talaga ang labanan……. e yung mga training naman na ibinibigay sa mga chapter-chapter kuno, e mga wala namang kwenta…. sa technical profession karamihan e MGA OVERVIEW lang naman …. sa Youtube e mas mauunawaan mo pa ng mas malalim…. ang habol lang talaga e yung kapirasong papel na may letterhead…. NAKU PO PRC…

  • Junbeez Cronde

    Kagaling ko lang kanina sa prc tinanong ko itong cpd exemption na ito. Ang nakakapagtaka mismo sila di nila alam ang memorandum na ito itatanong pa dw nila. Talagang di pa handa ang prc sa cpd na yan. Nanawagan ako kay pres. Duterte na i suspend nya itong batas na pahirap sa lahat.