The Republic Act 10912, otherwise known as the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Law of 2016, is an act which requires CPD, the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities, as a mandatory requirement in the renewal of professional license and accreditation system for the practice of professions.

The law which took effect on August 16, 2016, was recently amended on March 1, 2019. In line with this, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) recently issued Resolution No. 2019-1146, which outlines the new Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the CPD Law. Under this IRR, the original requirement of 45 units has now been lowered to 15 CPD units which the concerned professional is required to fulfill every three years.

As one of the training providers, the Construction Manpower Development Foundation (CMDF), the manpower development arm of the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), started to align their project, Enhanced Construction Managers’ Training and Certification Program (ECOMTCP), in accordance with the pathways and equivalencies of the Philippines Qualification Framework, a national policy describing the levels of educational qualifications and sets the standards for qualification outcomes.

Engineering professional, one of the main targets of the program, will acquire more benefits from the will-be aligned ECOMTCP through different trainings and learning. Undergoing various seminars which are accredited by the CPD Council will help them obtain more CPD units. This in turn will give them the opportunity to be recognized internationally and be at par with their international counterparts. ♦

Date of Release: 22 March 2019