CPD Units for OFWs and Other Filipinos Abroad

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Since I have written the article on How to Earn CPD Units for PRC License Renewal, I have received countless messages and comments regarding the CPD Units for OFWs and Other Filipinos Abroad. With that, I personally went to PRC Office and asked them about this matter. Here are their answers on how OFWs and other Filipinos abroad can earn CPD units.

CPD Units for OFWs and Other Filipinos Abroad

According to PRC, Filipino professionals working or living abroad can still earn CPD units through the following:

  1. PROFESSIONAL TRACK (Training offered by accredited CPD Providers, Face to Face or Online)
  2. ACADEMIC TRACK (Professionals who took master’s degree and doctorate degree can use their earned academic units for license renewal although their units shall only be credited once during the compliance period.)
  3. SELF-DIRECTED (Training Offered by Non-Accredited CPD Providers, Face to Face or Online)
  4. Such other activities to be recommended by the CPD Council and approved by the Board and the Commission

 

Below is the matrix of activities which will serve as your guide for crediting CPD units.

MATRIX OF CPD ACTIVITIES

PROGRAM I ACTIVITY

CREDIT UNITS

SUPPORTING DOCUMENT

1.  PROFESSIONAL TRACK (TRAINING OFFERED BY ACCREDITED CPD PROVIDERS, Face to Face Online)

 

1.1  PARTICIPANT

 

APPROVED CREDIT UNITS FOR THE PROGRAM

CERTIFICATE  OF ATTENDANCE

WITH NUMBER OF HOURS, SEMINAR PROGRAM  AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

 

1.2  RESOURCE SPEAKER

 

3 CU PER HOUR

PHOTOCOPY OF CERTIFICATE, COPY OF PAPERS AND PROGRAM INVITATION
 

1.3   PANELIST I REACTOR

 

2 CU PER HOUR

CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSOR ING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
1.4   FACILITATOR I

MODERATOR

 

1 CU PER HOUR

CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING  ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
 

1.5  MONITOR

TWICE THE NUMBER OF APPROVED CREDIT UNITS FOR THE PROGRAM MONITORING  REPORT, CERTIFICATE  OF APPEARANCE AND THE AUTHOR ITY TO MONITOR
 

1.6   IN-SERVICE TRAINING

MAXIMUM OF 20 CU FOR A 12- MONTH PERIOD OR A FRACTION THEREOF UPON COMPLETION  

CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING & TRAINING  DESCRIPTION

2. ACADEMIC TRACK

2.1   MASTER’S DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION I

DIPLOMA AND TRANSCR IPT OF

RECORDS (authenticated copy)

 

 

 

2.2  DOCTORATE DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT

FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD UPON COMPLETION OF CANDIDACY

 

ADDITIONAL  FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE

 

 

UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION I

DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT OF

RECORDS  (authenticated copy)

2.3   PROFESSORIAL CHAIR 15 CU PER YEAR CERTIFICATION OF GRANT OR APPO INTMENT PAPER
2.4  RESIDENCY I

EXTERNSHIP I SPECIALTY I SUB- SPECIALTY  PROGRAM

 

10 CU PER YEAR

 

HOSPITAL CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

 2.5   FELLOWSHIP GRANT

2.5.1 PARTICIPANT 2 CU PER GRANT CERTIFICATION FROM THE GRANTING INSTITUTION AND/OR CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSH IP
2.5.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER 4 CU PER GRANT
2.5.3 RESEARCHER 5 CU PER GRANT
 

2.6

 

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMNCERTIFlCATE

MAXIMUM OF 30 CU FOR AN 18-MONTH PERIOD OR A FRACTION THEREOF UPON COMPLETION DIPLOMA I CERTIFICATION FROM THE INSTITUTION

 3. SELF-DIRECTED (TRAINING OFFERED BY NONACCR EDITED CPD PROVIDERS, Face to Face Online)

 

 

3.1  PARTICIPANT

 

SPONSORED LINKS

CREDIT UNITS FOR THE PROGRAM AS EVALUATED BY THE CPD COUNCIL

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WITH NUMBER OF HOURS, SEMINAR PROGRAM AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
 

 

3.2  RESOURCE SPEAKER

 

 

3 CU PER HOUR

PHOTOCOPY  OF CERTIFICATE, COPY  OF PAPERS AND PROGRAM
INVITAT ION

 

 

3.3  PANELIST I REACTOR

 

2 CU PER HOUR

CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING  ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
3.4    FACILITATOR I

MODERATOR

 

1 CU PER HOUR

CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING  ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM
 

3.5     IN-SERVICE TRAINING

MAXIMUM OF 20 CU FOR A 12- MONTH PERIOD OR A FRACTION THEREOF  UPON COMPLETION CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING & TRAINING DESCRIPTION
3.6    PROGRAM I TRA INING

MODULE DEVELOPMENT

 

10 CU PER MODULE

COPY OF MODULE AND EVALUATION
 

3.7    TECHNICAL PAPER

5 CU PER TECHNICAL PAPER

FOR PUBLISHED PAPER, SEE 3.8

CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION AND APPROVAL FOR PUBLISHED PAPER, SEE 3.8

 

3.8     ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN A REFEREED I PEER REVIEWED PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL

 

 

3.8.1  AUTHOR/S

LOCAL           INTERNATIONAL
10 CU              10 CU  

COPY OF PUBLISHED ARTICLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOR MULTIPLE AUTHORS, DIVIDE CU EQUALLY AMONG THEM.
3.8.2  PEER REVIEWER 2 CU PER ARTICLE

3.9     PAMPHLET I BOOK OR MONOGRAPH

 

 

 

 

3.9.1  AUTHOR/S

20 CU FOR SINGLE AUTHOR FOR PAMPHLET (LESS THAN 100 PAGES) 40 CU FOR SINGLE

AUTHOR FOR BOOK OR MONOGRAPH (MORE THAN 100 PAGES)

 

 

 

 

 

COPY OF PUBLISHED BOOK

FOR MULTIPLE AUTHORS, DIVIDE CU EQUALLY AMONG THEM.
3.9.2   EDITOR MAXIMUM OF 20 CU
3.10   ARTICLE IN

MAGAZINE I

NEWSPAPER

MAXIMUM OF 5 CU PER ARTICLE FOR MULTIPLE AUTHORS, DIVIDE CU EQUALLY AMONG THEM. PROOF OF PUBLICATION OF ARTICLE
3.11    INVENTIONS FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD CERTIFIED COPY OF PATENT CERTIFICATE
3.12   STUDY TOURSNISITS 2 CU / DAY (MAXIMUM OF 20 CU I TOUR) CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING INSTITUTION
3.13  CONSULTANCY (e.g. Technical Meetings I Accreditation and other

activities as per request of an institution, etc.)

 

 

1 CU PER HOUR

 

CERTIFICATE OF APPEARANCE AND INVITATION

3.14  SOCIO-CIVIC

ACTIVITIES

(e.g. Medical Missions, Outreach Programs, etc.)

 

 

1 CU PER HOUR

 

PROJECT PROPOSAL, REPORT AND PHOTOS

3.15   RECOGNITION I TITLE

(e.g. Fellows, Hall of Fame Award , Outstanding Professional, Lifetime Achievement Awardee , etc.)

 

 

FULL CREDIT UNITS FOR COMPLIANCE PERIOD

 

 

COPY OF CERTIFICATION FROM THE AWARDING BODY

(duly notarized)

4.  SUCH OTHER ACTIVITIES TO BE RECOMMENDED BY THE CPD COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD AND THE COMMISSION

Question: Are my trainings and seminars here in abroad can be credited?

Answer: As long as the school/institution where you have undergone your training is an accredited CPD provider, then that should be credited as CPD units. This is just my assumption, let’s still wait for the Implementing Rules and Guidelines of CPD to be published.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) regarding CPD is still being crafted.

For more information, PRC advises you to access their official website at:  www.prc.gov.ph

You may also use the following references regarding the Continuing Professional Development:

For further inquiries, you may contact PRC through: 310-1048

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