PRC Resolution No. 2008-466 Series of 2008
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
Resolution No. 2008-466 Series of 2008
REPEALING Resolution 2004-179 Series of 2004, the “Standardized Guidelines and Procedures for the implementation of the Continuing Professional Education/Development (CPE/CPD) system for all Professions” and IMPLEMENTATION of REVISED Standardized Guidelines and Procedures for the implementation of the CPE/CPD system for all Registered and Licensed Professionals.
MODIFICATIONS MADE TO Resolution 2004-179 Series of 2004 which brought the new resolution — Resolution No. 2008-466 Series of 2008
ARTICLE I: CPE DEFINITION, OBJECTIVES, NATURES AND RATIONALE
Section 2. OBJECTIVES. (Addition of objective) 4. To comply with the professional’s continuing ethical requirements
Section 3. Nature. (The word “voluntary” was removed ): The CPE programs consist of properly planned and structured activities ,the implementation of which requires the participation of a determined group of professionals to meet the requirements of maintaining and improving the occupational standards and ethics of the professionals
Section 4. Rationale. (The word “voluntary” was removed): Compliance with the CPE program is deemed a moral obligation of each professional and within the context of the concerned profession’s code of ethics and is considered a necessary, effective and credible means of ensuring competence, integrity and global competitiveness of the professional in order to allow him/her to continue the practice of his/her profession.
ARTICLE II: CPE COUNCILS, CREATION, COMPOSITION, TERMS OF OFFICE, FUNCTIONS and MEETINGS
Section 7. Terms of Office: (addition): The term of office of the chairperson of each Council shall be co-terminus with his/her incumbency in the PRC or determined by his/her capacity to fully discharge such functions. Should a change be required by the PRB before the end of the Council Chairperson’s incumbency, the necessary replacement shall be nominated/named by the simple majority of the PRB and thereafter appointed by the Commission in accordance with due process…
Section 12. (new section): Budgetary Requirements Direct costs and other expenses of all the councils may be provided for in the annual Commission Budget.
Section 13. (new section) Involvement of the Accredited Professional Organization (APO): The Council , if the need arises, and upon approval of the Commission, may delegate to the APO the processing of the application, keeping of all records of CPE providers and their respective programs and credit units (CUs) earned by each registered and licensed professional who avail of the CPE programs and related functions. For this purpose, the APO may create a counterpart CPE Council known as the APO CPE Council (APO CPEC) and may ask for reimbursement of reasonable processing and record keeping fees directly from applicants apart from the accreditation fee that such applicants pay directly to the Commission through.The APO CPEC shall keep separate book of accounts of its expenses and the amount collected from applicants and make a monthly report thereof to the Commission through the PRB. Any excess collection shall be used exclusively as working capital of the APO for CPE activities.
ARTICLE III. SECTION 15.13. CPE Programs, Activities and Sources: (addition): “…Credit Unit (CU) allocation for other CPE activities may be decided upon by the concerned Council.”
Section 16. CPE Credit Units: (addition): Programs and activities conducted by providers which were not pre-accredited may be given credit upon submission of documents relevant to the programs of the APO CPEC and upon approval of the Council.
Section 19. Sanctions (new section): Sanctions:
A. Accredited CPE provider – Accreditation shall be withdrawn from the CPE Provider who:
1. Is found not complying with the prescribed rules and regulations for CPE, or
2. Has committed substantial deviation from the approved program, or
3. Has submitted false reports, or
4. Has committed such other acts from the Council finds to be in violation on the interest of the program.
5. Commission Employees – any employee if the Commission who causes, abets or helps in the renewal of the ID card/license of a registered professional without complying with CPE requirements shall be considered to have violated office and/or civil service rules and regulations and shall be proceeded against administratively, and if found guilty, shall be meted out the penalties provided for by the said laws and rules and regulations.
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