Once more, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said that you may renew your license cards without full compliance of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement until December 31, 2021.
PRC previously announced that their flexibility in accepting renewal applications for Professional Identification Card (PIC) with no or incomplete CPD units will only be until December 2020. Professionals only need to sign and Undertaking embedded in the renewal form that they will comply in the next period.
But in Resolution No. 1240 issued May 15, PRC extends the acceptance of Undertaking for the renewal of license cards until the last day of next year. The Commission also posted the following on their official website:
CPD NOTICE: Professionals who are unable to comply with the required CPD credit units are ALLOWED to renew their Professional Identification Card (PIC) upon execution of an undertaking to complete the required CPD credit units for the next compliance period. This undertaking can be availed until December 31, 2021. For information and guidance.
CPD is a requirement in the renewal of the Professional Identification Cards (PICs) of all registered and licensed professionals under the regulation of the PRC, as mandated by Republic Act (R.A) No. 10912 or the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016.
PRC made this extension noting that the country is now under the State of Public Health Emergency and State of Calamity due to the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
CPD Providers canceled the scheduled offerings of their programs, including conventions, conferences and other forms of mass gatherings, which made it difficult for professionals to comply during this COVID-19 crisis.