Good news! Professionals lacking in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units may still renew their license card until December 2023! Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) extended the acceptance of undertaking due to ongoing pandemic.
PRC made the announcement Tuesday that professionals may still go with the renewal of Professional Identification Card (PIC) or the license ID without the required CPD units. Here’s the full text of announcement:
EXTENDING THE ACCEPTANCE OF CPD UNDERTAKING FOR THE RENEWAL OF PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2023
In view of the continued threats of Corona Virus Disease 2019 that may still hamper compliance of the professionals with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) informs the public that the acceptance of CPD undertaking for the renewal of Professional Identification Card is extended until December 31, 2023.
Professionals are advised further that the execution of an undertaking shall not constitute as a waiver of the CPD compliance and such compliance shall be completed on the next renewal cycle.
For queries and concerns, please email CPD Division at firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates on CPD, you may check the PRC website at www.prc.gov.ph and follow PRC official social media accounts at https://www.facebook.com/professionalregulationcommission and https://twitter.com/PRC_main.
PRC previously announced that their flexibility in accepting renewal applications for license cards with no or incomplete CPD units will only be until December 31, 2022.
Republic Act (R.A) No. 10912 or the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 mandated that CPD is a requirement in the renewal of the Professional Identification Cards of all registered and licensed professionals under the regulation of the PRC.
The law, sponsored by Senator Antonio Trillanes III and passed in July 2016, provides that all registered and licensed professionals shall complete the required credit units (CUs) every three years of the compliance period.