Frequently-Asked Questions

Republic Act No. 10912, otherwise known as the“Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016”, is an act which requires CPD as the mandatory requirement for the renewal of Professional Identification Card.
The CPD Act Lapsed into Law on July 21, 2016 and ittook effect on August 16, 2016.
R.A. No. 10912 willbe implemented upon the effectivity of General Implementing Rules andRegulations (IRR) and the Individual Operational Guidelines of each profession
The General IRR is expected to be issued this comingMarch 2017.
Starting July 2017, PRC will require CPD units forthe renewal of Professional Identification Cards.
The required CPDcredit units for the renewal of Professional Identification Cards will beprovided in the General IRR and in the Individual Operational Guidelines ofeach respective profession
No. The law does not provide any exemption from CPDcompliance for the renewal of Professional Identification Card.
Licensed professionals working overseas may attendtrainings/seminars conducted by the foreign chapters or affiliates ofaccredited CPD Providers. They may also attend trainings/seminars conducted bynon-accredited CPD Providers and apply for credit units under Self-DirectedLearning and/or Lifelong Learning.
Yes. You can still renew your ProfessionalIdentification Card without the CPD requirement. However, for thoseprofessionals whose Professional Regulatory Laws require CPD credit units priorto the renewal of Professional Identification Cards, compliance with CPDremains mandatory.
Pending the issuance of General IRR of R.A. 10912 and the Individual Operational Guidelines of each profession, PRC Resolution 2013-774, as amended by Resolution No. 2016-990 will govern the accreditation as CPD Providers, CPD Programs, and Self-Directed Learning and/or Lifelong Learning.


As of July 6, 2017, the Operational Guidelines for Architects have been already approved. Click here.

A natural or juridical person may apply as CPD Provider.

a.Local CPD Provider


i.Individual/Sole Proprietor

1. A registered and licensed professional of good standing;

2. Non-conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude;

3. Registered entity with the Department of Trade and Industry; and the Bureau of Internal Revenue; and

4. As may be required by the CPD Council.


ii. Firm/Partnership/Corporation

1. A duly registered partnership, corporation, institution or organization;

2. The Articles of Incorporation/ Partnership includes as one of its purposes the training and development of professionals;

3. Duly registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or other pertinent government bodies; and

4. As may be required by the CPD Council.


iii. Government Institutions / Agencies

1. Any government institution / agency with mandate or program on CPD for professionals; and

2. As may be required by the CPD Council.


iv. Foreign CPD Provider

1. Foreign Entity / Firm / Association

a. A duly registered entity, firm or association in the country / state of the applicant which intends to provide CPD program;

b. Articles of Incorporation/Partnership/Creation or its equivalent, which includes as one of its purposes, the training and development of professionals;

c. Accredited CPD Provider of the country of origin;

d. Duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the country/state of the applicant and accompanied by an official English translation; and

e. As may be required by the CPD Council.

a. Individual / Sole Proprietor

i. Résumé must include: relevant Educational background, current employment, profession, valid Professional Identification Card, principal area of professional work & No. of years in the practice of the regulated profession;

ii. Company Profile must include Mission, Vision, Core Values and if any, a list of previous training activities conducted;

iii. List and photographs of training equipment and facilities;

iv. Instructional Design (one)

v. Annual plan of proposed CPD Activities

vi. DTI Certificate of Registration (authenticated copy)

vii. NBI Clearance (original)

viii. BIR Certificate of Registration (authenticated copy)

ix. Notarized Affidavit of Undertaking


b.Firm / Partnership / Corporation

i. Company Profile must Include Mission, Vision, Core Values and if any, a list of previous training activities conducted;

ii. List of Officers with valid Professional ID Card (if applicable)

iii. List and photographs of training equipment and facilities;

iv. Instructional Design (one);

v. Annual plan of proposed CPD Activities;

vi. Appointment paper from the managing partner or Board Resolution of a Corporation authorizing a partner or officer to manage the CPD activities

vii. SEC Certificate of Registration and Articles of Incorporation or Partnership and their respective By-laws (authenticated copy);

viii.BIR Certificate of Registration (authenticated copy); and

ix. Notarized Affidavit of Undertaking


c.Government Institution/Agency

i. Agency Profile must include Name of Head of Agency and the Head of Department in charge of continuing education/training;

ii. Copy of charter or Republic Act establishing the agency;

iii. List and photographs of training equipment and facilities;

iv. Instructional Design (one);

v. Annual plan of proposed CPD Activities;

vi. Office Order from the head of Agency appointing its officer to manage the CPD Activities; and

vii. Notarized Affidavit of Undertaking

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) formscan be downloaded from PRC website at www.prc.gov.ph or available at Standardsand Inspection Division office.
The accreditation of CPD Provider is valid for three(3) years.
A natural or juridical person accredited by the PRCCPD Council of various professions may apply for accreditation of CPD Programs.

a. Specific course Objectives stating competencies to be gained from program;

b. Evaluation tool specific to course objectives set;

c. Program of Activities showing time/duration of topics/workshop;

d. Resume of Speakers for program applied for, showing expertise in the topic/s; show certificates or citations (if any);

e. Current Prof. ID of speaker if registered professional; if foreigner, current Special Temporary Permit, if applicable; and

f. Breakdown of expenses for the conduct of the program.

The CPD Program/s shall be applied 45 days prior tothe conduct of the program.

The Prescribed fees for accreditation are as follows:

Local CPD provider P 5,000.00

Foreign CPD provider P 8,000.00

CPD program per offering P 1,000.00

Self-directed and/or Lifelong Learning per program P 500.00