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CSC learning program boosts hope for aspiring division chiefs


By Ellson Quismorio

Aspiring division chiefs or managers in the government service who do not have a Master’s degree may now achieve the next best thing via the Leadership and Management Certification Program (CPro) – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Track.



This, as the Civil Service Commission (CSC) headed by Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala called on interested parties to sign up for the sixth batch of CPro-RPL.

CPro-RPL is an alternative learning and development program that grants a Certificate of Leadership and Management to successful candidates. This can then be used in lieu of a Master’s Degree to fulfill the educational requirement for appointment to Division Chief or executive/managerial positions.

Interested individuals may sign up through the CSC website until February 28, 2020.

Registered individuals will take a Pre-Qualifying Test (PQT) composed of a general ability test and an essay test on April 20, 2020.

“Only PQT passers will be able to proceed to the next phases of the program—a 90-day Portfolio Building and a Competency Assessment composed of a written test, Portfolio Review, and Behavioral Event Interview,” the Commission said in a statement.

Through CPro-RPL, participants are equipped with the five leadership competencies namely Thinking Strategically and Creatively, Leading Change, Building Collaborative, Inclusive Working Relationships, Managing Performance and Coaching for Results, and Creating and Nurturing High Performing Organization.

While successful participants get their Certificate of Leadership and Management, CSC stresses that aspiring candidates for Division Chiefs and managerial positions must still meet all the qualification standards of the targeted position composed of education, experience, training, and eligibility.

The Commission said the filing fee for the PQT is P1,200. A separate payment of P27,900 shall be required for those who will qualify to proceed to the next phases of the program.

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