Revised Standardized Guidelines and Procedures for the Implementation of the Continuing Education/ Development (CPE-CPD) System

Continuing  Professional  Education  is back! Starting  this  year, professionals  will  be  asked to  submit  continuing  professional  education  units  for  renewal  of  PRC  Identification  Card.

The  Nutritionist-Dietitians’   Association  of  the  Philippines  (NDAP)  has  been  duly  accredited to  serve  as  Continuing  Professional  Education  (CPE)  Provider.  Likewise, as  the  Accredited Professional  Organization  of  the  Professional Regulation  Commission  (PRC)  seats  as  member  of  the  PRC continuing  professional  Education  Council (CPEC)  for  Board  of Nutrition  and  Dietetics  which assists  the Professional  Regulatory Board (PRB)  in implementiation  of  the CPE  programs.  The CPEC is composed of  a  chairperson, Hon. Azucena B. Limbo,  PRB member;  Felicidad  V. Velandria (Vice-President-NDAP),  as APO representative; and  Milagros P. Querubin,Ph.D. as CODHEND  representative. They were appointed by the PRC.

Powers  and  Functions  of  CPEC

  1. Accept, evaluate and approve application for accreditation of CPE providers.
  2. Accept, evaluate and approve application for accreditation of CPE programs, activities or sources as to their  relevance to their profession and determine the number of CPE credit units (CUs) to be earned on the basis of the contents of the program, activity or source submitted by the CPE providers.
  3. Accept, evaluate and approve applications for exemptions from CPE requirements.
  4. Monitor the implementation by the CPE providers of their programs, activities, or sources.
  5. Assess periodically and upgrade criteria for accreditation of CPE providers and CPE programs, activities or sources.
  6. Perform such other related functions that may be incidental to the implementation of the CPE programs or policies.

The CPE programs consists of properly planned and structured activities attended or participated in by professionals to meet the requirements of maintaining and improving the occupational standards and ethics of the professional.

MATRIX FOR CPE PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES OR SOURCES

Programs
  1. Seminars/Conventions

Credit Units

Supporting Document

1.1 Participant

1 CU per hour

Certificate of attendance with number of hours, seminar program certified list of participants.

1.2 Resource Speaker

5 CU per hour

Photocopy of plaque certification and copy of paper, program invitation

1.3 Panelist/ Reactor

3 CU per hour

Certification from sponsoring organization and copy of program

1.4 Facilitator/ Moderator

2 CU per hour

Certification from sponsoring organization and copy of program

  1. Academic Preparation (Residential and Distance Mode)

 

 

2.1 Master’s Degree

1 CU per Academic Unit
30 CU Additional upon completion of degree

University certification diploma and transcript of records

2.2 Doctoral Degree

2 CU per Academic Unit
45 CU Additional upon completion of degree

University certification diploma and transcript of records

2.3 Residency/ Externship

10 CU per year

Hospital certification of completion

2.4 Fellowship

15 CU per year

Certification from granting institution, certificate of fellowship

  1. Self – Directed Learning Package

 

 

3.1 Module

10 CU per complete set of module

Copy of duly – accomplished module and evaluation

3.2 Technical Paper/ Professional Journal Article

1 CU/ Professional/ Technical Article

Copy of duly – accomplished article and evaluation

  1. Authorship

 

 

4.1 Research/ Innovative Programs/ Creative Projects

10 Credit Units

Duly certified/ Published Technical Report/ Paper

  1.  
    1. Book/ Monograph

 

Single Author

2Authors

3 or more

(25-50Pp)  (51-100Pp) (101 or more Pp)
20 CU           30CU            40CU
10CU            20CU            30CU
5CU              10CU            20CU

Published Book with Proof of Copyright

4.3 Editor

½ of the CU of Authorship Category

Published Book with Authorship

  1.  
    1. Article

 

Single Author
2 Authors
3 or more

[1-3]    [4-6Pp]    [7 or morePp]

4CU      6CU         8CU
3CU       4CU         6CU
2CU      3CU         4CU

Proof of publication of article

  1.  
    1. Professional Journal Editor

5 CU per issue

Copy of published journal

  1.  
    1. Peer Reviewer

2CU/ Article

Duly – certified copy of published article/ book

  1. Inventions

10 – 30 credit units per invention

Certified copy of patent certificate

  1.  Post – Graduate/ In – Service Training

0.25 CU per hour (maximum of 40 CU/ training)

Certificate of training & training description

  1.  Study/ Observation

2 CU/ day (maximum of 30 CU/ tour)

Certification from sponsoring institution

  1.  Professional Chair

10CU/ Chair/ Year

Certification of grant or appointment  paper

Such other activities/ programs/ sources to be recommended by the council and approved by the commission

 

 

Required CPE Credit Units

The total CPE credit units (CUs) for registered and licensed professionals with baccalaureate degree shall be sixty (60) credit units for three (3) years. Any excess credit units earned shall not be carried over to the next three – year period except credit units earned for doctoral and masteral degrees oor for other special training. The total CPE credit units (CUs) for registered and licensed professionals without baccalaureate degrees shall be thirty (30) credits for three (3) years. Any excess shall not be carried over to the next three – year period. One credit hour of CPE program, activity or source shall be equivalent to one (1) credit unit.

Complliance with the CPE program is deemed a moral obligation of each professional within the context of the Nutrition – Dietetics Code of Ethics. According to PRC continuing professional education is necessary, effective and credible means of ensuring competence, integrity and global competitiveness of the professional in order to continue the practice of her/ his profession.

For futher information and request for application forms please contact:
PRC Standards and Inspection Division Continuing Professional Education (CPE) CPE Council for Nutrition and Dietetics.