Continuing Professional Development

CPD RESO RELEASED

The Board of Accountancy issued BoA Resolution No. 358-2016 published in Philippine Star last January 7, 2016 that provided the rules of the gradual increase of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for CPAs from 60 to 120 units and the shift from thematic to competency CPD framework.  The resolution also contains the details on the various activities that can quality for the CPD requirements of a CPA, including those from the professional, academic and self directed tracks.

“BoA also is working on several other CPD initiatives, including the provision of online CPD courses; the assignment of Monitors and giving of a  culminating test in CPD seminars; and online monitoring of CPD units earned,” said BoA Chairman Joel Tan-Torres.

According to PRC, the CPD Council for each regulated profession shall issue its Operational Guidelines to implement the  provisions of Republic .Act. 10912 entitled “An Act Mandating and Strengthening the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for all Regulated Profession, Creating the Continuing Professional Development Council, and Appropriating Funds therefor, and for Other Related Purposes.”  This law was passed last July 21, 2016

BoA Resolution No. 358-2016 can be downloaded from the BoA website at boa.com.ph

DISSEMINATION NOTICE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT boa.secretariat@gmail.com     January 2017

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PRC ISSUES NEW CPD GUIDELINES

The Professional Regulations Commission issued Resolution 990-2016 providing for updated rules on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program that all regulatory boards will have to implement. This was published in the Official Gazette last July 21, 2016 and becomes effective on August 21, 2016.

The resolution provides rules and application forms on the accreditation of CPD providers, the requirement of CPD monitors for quality assurance, the guidelines on self-directed or life long learning, new registration fees. It also provides that the CPD requirements for CPAs shall be 120 units for a three year period.

The resolution can be downloaded from the PRC and BoA website at boa.com.ph

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All registered CPAs must comply with the Continuing Professional Development requirements. To know more, refer to BOA Resolution 2013-774 and BOA Resolution 2012-59.

 

CPD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

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IRR OF RA 1091, CPD ACT OF 2016 – PRC RESOLUTION NO. 2017-1032

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INCREASING THE MINIMUM CPD UNITS FROM 60 TO 120 CREDIT UNITS OVER A 3-YEAR COMPLIANCE PERIOD AND CHANGING THEMATIC AREAS TO COMPETENCE AREAS – BOA RESOLUTION NO. 358-2016

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THE CPD LAW OF 2016 – REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10912

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AMENDMENTS TO THE REVISED GUIDELINES ON THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR ALL REGISTERED AND LICENSED PROFESSIONAL – PRC RESOLUTION NO. 2016-990

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ISSUANCE AND PROMULGATION OF THE NEW TABLES OF SPECIFICATION (TOS) OF THE SUBJECTS IN THE BOARD LICENSURE EXAMINATION FOR CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS (BLECPA) – BOA Resolution No. 275-2015

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Resolution No. 263 Series of 2015- Adoption of the IFAC 2013 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants as “The Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants in the Philippines”, and prescribing amendments therefor

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