Thousands of Professionals Signs Petition, Opposes New CPD Requirements

In a very surprising news update on Monday, almost 43,000 professionals in the Philippines signed a petition online that focuses to inform the rightful agency about that created the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act about the importance of re-evaluating the license renewal requirements.

The requirements made effective last March and many professionals disagree.

From the latest news report through inquirer.net, almost 43,000 professionals in the Philippines made an effort to sign a petition online through change.org to call the attention of the agency that created the CPD Act. According to Junven Lavapie, it appears that the new requirements are “seemingly unfair” to Filipino professionals and needs proper re-evaluation.

“As professionals in the Philippines, we strive hard to make a living for our families,” Said Lavapie. “That small plastic card we earned through our board exams, which took us four to eight years in college to learn, is an assuring edge for our tenureship. Honestly, a lot of us now feel that having our licenses is more of a burden than a privilege,” he added.

The 23-year-old Lavapie is a civil engineer and adding that the requirements may cause professionals much time and money because they will need to attend trainings and seminars.

The young engineer likewise revealed that if the Philippine government will have programs that can support the needs of the professionals and subsidize the CPD programs, the requirements can be acceptable.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is responsible in creating the CPD Act, which aim to require all professionals to complete their CDP units and if they pass, they can then renew their licenses through PRC.

The Professional Regulation Commission already issued new rules about the implementing of the law and a professional need to complete the required units before renewing the professional license.

The news report added that engineers, medical practitioners and architects need to pass about 45 units and 120 units for the accountants before their renewal.

 

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