In order to align domestic qualification standards with the international qualifications framework thereby enhancing recognition of the value and comparability of Philippine qualifications and supporting the mobility of Filipino students, workers and professionals, the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture issued GUIDELINES ON THE CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CAREER ROGRESSION AND SPECIALIZATION PROGRAM FOR ARCHITECTURE.
The Board of Architecture formulated the Career Progression and Specialization Program for Architecture (CPSP-ARCH) to address the Pathways and Equivalencies of Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) and was subjected to various national consultation with the Accredited Professional Organization/Accredited Integrated Professional Organization (APO) or (AIPO), concerned national government agencies, academe, and industry.
The PQF is a quality assured national system for development, recognition and award of qualifications based on standards of knowledge, skills and values acquired in different ways and methods by learners, workers and professionals of the country.
The Guidelines were presented last August 14, 2019 at the PICC including the ceremonial signing of support.
According to the Guidelines, the Career Pathways of the Architecture profession is as follows:
1. PQF Level 6 - General Architecture
2. PQF Level 7 - Professional Architecture
3. PQF Level 8 - Specialist Architecture
In the implementation of the program, the Board of Architecture shall be assisted by the CPSP-ARCH Council in collaboration with the AIPO or IAPOA which for all intents and purposes shall be the “administration arm” of the Board of Architecture. The Council together with Board of Architecture and AIPO or IAPOA shall organize Specialty Societies - Technical Working Groups (SS-TWG) to formulate and implement plans and guidelines for each specialty organization and specialization.
It may be recalled that the PQF was established through an Executive Order No. 83 in 2012 and it was passed into a law through the Republic Act No. 10968 entitled “An Act Institutionalizing the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF), Establishing the PQF-National Coordinating Council (NCC) and Appropriating Funds Therefor.”
Registration starts at March 12, 2018, Monday, 1:00 p.m.