PRC accepts license renewal without CPD units until December 2022

PRC advisory of license renewal without CPD.
  • Once more, PRC extends acceptance of Undertaking in lieu of CPD units for license renewal to December 2022.

  • The Commission noted that the ongoing pandemic is making it hard for professionals to comply with CPD requirements.

Professional lacking in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units may still renew their license cards until December 31, 2022.

On Wednesday, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released Resolution No. 1444(A) which extends the acceptance of the Affidavit of Undertaking for the renewal of the Professional Identification Card (PIC) or the license card.

“Due to the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic including travel restrictions and work disruptions which made it challenging for professionals to comply with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and other requirements for the renewal of the Professional Identification Card (PIC), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) informs the public that the acceptance of CPD Undertaking for the renewal of PIC is extended until December 31, 2022, pursuant to PRC Resolution No. 1444(A) s. 2021,” PRC announced online.

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, 2021. But in the Resolution, the Commission said that the transition period for the full implementation of CPD requirements is extended since there are ‘antecedent requirements’ that needed to be met.

“It must be noted, however, that the execution of the Undertaking shall not constitute as a waiver of the CPD compliance and such compliance shall be completed on the next renewal cycle,” it added.

Professionals who have lacking or no CPD units only need to sign an Undertaking embedded in the renewal form that they will comply in the next period.

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.

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