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To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
To CPE Or Not To CPE?
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To CPE Or Not To CPE?

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lecture presented at PAARL's Forum on "To CPE or not to CPE" (DLSU-Dasmarinas, Cavite, 19 February 2010) by Mrs. Corazon M. Nera, Chairman of the Board for Librarians

lecture presented at PAARL's Forum on "To CPE or not to CPE" (DLSU-Dasmarinas, Cavite, 19 February 2010) by Mrs. Corazon M. Nera, Chairman of the Board for Librarians

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  • 1. To CPE or NOT to CPE? Corazon M. Nera Director of Libraries, Lyceum of the Philippines University Chairman, Professional Regulatory Board for Librarians, PRC
  • 2. Continuing professional education/continuing professional development
    • - refers to the inculcation, assimilation and acquisition of knowledge, skills, proficiency, and ethical and moral values, after the initial registration of a professional, that raise and enhance the professional’s technical skills and competence.
  • 3. CPE/CPD Objectives
    • To provide and ensure the continuous education of a registered professional with the latest trends in the profession brought about by modernization, scientific and technological advancement;
    • 2. To raise and maintain the professional’s capability for delivering professional services;
    • 3. To attain and maintain the highest standards and quality in the practice of library profession;
  • 4. CPE/CPD Objectives
    • 4. To comply with the librarian professional’s continuing ethical standard requirements;
    • 5. To make the librarian professional globally competitive; and
    • 6. To promote the general welfare of the public
  • 5. Nature of CPE/CPD Program
    • The CPE/CPD program consists of properly planned and structured activities, the implementation of which requires the participation of a determined group of professionals to meet the requirements of maintaining and improving the occupational standards and ethics of the librarians/professionals.
  • 6. Rationale
    • Compliance with the CPE program is deemed a moral obligation of each professional within the context of the Code of Ethics for Librarians and is considered a necessary, effective and credible means of ensuring competence, integrity and global competitiveness.
  • 7. Legal bases of CPE/CPD
    • 1. Section 14, Article XII of the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides that the sustained development of a reservoir of national talents consisting of Filipino scientists, entrepreneurs, professionals, managers, high level technical manpower and skilled workers, and craftsmen in all fields shall be promoted by the State. The State shall encourage appropriate technology and regulate its transfer for the national benefit.
  • 8.
    • 2. Section 7 (a), (n), and (y) of Republic Act No. 8981 otherwise known as the “PRC Modernization Act of 2000,” grant the Commission these specific powers:
    • (a) To administer, implement and enforce the regulatory policies of the national government with respect to the regulation and licensing of the various professions and occupations under its jurisdiction including the enhancement and maintenance of professional and occupational standards and ethics and the enforcement of the rules and regulations relative thereto;
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 9.
    • (n) To adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to effectively implement policies with respect to the regulation and practice of the professions; and
    • (y) To perform such other functions and duties as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, the various professional regulatory laws, decrees, executive orders and other administrative issuances.
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 10.
    • 3. Section 9(b) of R.A. No. 8981 provides that among the Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of the Various Professional Regulatory Boards (PRB’s) is to monitor the conditions affecting the practice of the profession or occupation under their respective jurisdictions and whenever necessary, adopt such measures as may be deemed proper for the enhancement of the profession or occupation and/or the maintenance of high professional, ethical and technical standards.
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 11.
    • 4. Executive Order (E.O.) No. 220 issued by the President of the Republic of the Philippines on 23 June 2003 directed the Adoption of the Code of Good Governance for the Professions in the Philippines. The said code was adopted by PRC and PRBs embodying the principles of professional conduct, specifically, integrity, and objectivity, professional competence and global competitiveness.
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 12.
    • 4.1 Professional Competence
    • In providing professional services, a certain level of competence is necessary, i.e. knowledge, technical skills, attitudes, and experience. Professionals shall, therefore, undertake only those professional services that they can reasonably deliver with professional competence. Corollary to this, it is their express obligation to keep up with new knowledge and techniques in their field, continually improve their skills and upgrade their level of competence and take part in a lifelong continuing education program.
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 13. Legal bases of CPE/CPD 5. The Republic of the Philippines, as one of the sovereign member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has to deal with and prepare itself for the implementation of the 4 th Protocol, under the General Agreement for Services in Trade (GATS), a general agreement that will govern trade among member nations in twelve (12) Classifications of Services.
  • 14.
    • In the 4 th Protocol under the GATS, the Philippines is mandated to make sure it can offer competitively to other WTO members professional in Health and Education; Marketing and Distribution, Telecommunications, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, Information Technology; Engineering, Architectural and other Construction services, Tourism and allied services; Transportation and Logistics services, among others, and therefore made attendance by our registered professionals to accredited CPE/CPD mandatory, as a result of the WTO and GATS initiatives.
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 15.
    • 6. The Republic of the Philippines as a member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), has to ensure that the Filipino professional is compliant with established requirements in the various Mutual Recognition Arrangements/Agreements (MRA) entered into under the ASEAN Framework Agreement of Services (AFAS), APEC Registries for Architects and Engineers, MRAs on Nursing, Engineering, Surveying and Architecture services prescribe line requirements prior to recognition of competencies/qualifications for the practice of these professions within the territories of other member states. One of the requirements and common to all of the aforementioned MRAs is the compliance with satisfactory continuing professional development.
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 16.
    • 7. The specific provisions of the Professional Regulatory Laws of the concerned profession shall govern the implementation of the Continuing Professional Education/Continuing Professional Development programs.
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 17. 8. Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9246: “An Act Modernizing the Practice of Librarianship in the Philippines” Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 18.
    • Section 2. Statement of Policy.
    • The State recognizes the essential role of librarianship as a profession in developing the intellectual capacity of every Filipino, thereby making library service a regular component for national development. It shall, through honest, effective and credible licensure examination and regulatory measures shall undertake programs and activities that will
    • (a) promote and nurture the professional growth and well-being of competent, virtuous, productive and well rounded librarians, and
  • 19.
    • (b) advance their standards of service and practice characterized by excellence, quality, and geared towards world-class global competitiveness.
    • Section 3. Objectives. This Act shall govern among others the
    • (d) Development of professional competence of librarians.
  • 20.
    • Section 8. Powers, Functions and Duties of the Board. – The Board shall exercise executive/ administrative, rule making and quasi-judicial powers in carrying out the provisions of R.A. 9246. The specific powers, functions, duties and responsibilities of the Board includes among others
    • (e) To look into the conditions affecting the practice of librarianship, and when necessary, adopt such measures as may be deemed proper for the enhancement and maintenance of high ethical, moral and professional standards of librarianship.
  • 21.
    • (j.) To prescribe guidelines in the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in coordination with the accredited and integrated association for professional librarians.
    • (l.) To discharge other powers and duties as the Board may deem necessary for the practice of librarianship and the continued growth and development of librarians, libraries and library education in the Philippines.
    Section 8. Cont…
  • 22.
    • 9. BFL Resolution No. 06, Series of 2006, Code of Ethics For Librarians. Section 2 provides
    • 2. Librarians with Librarianship Profession.
    • 2.5 Librarians shall strive to improve, enhance and upgrade their professional knowledge, skills and competencies through formal and informal means.
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 23.
    • 9. BFL Resolution No. 06, Series of 2006, Code of Ethics For Librarians. Cont…
    • 2.6 Librarians shall endeavor to uphold the highest standards in the practice of the profession. They shall adopt and live by this Motto : CANI – Constant and Never- ending Improvement of the quality and standards of professional services.
    Legal bases of CPE/CPD
  • 24.
    • BFL Res. No. 6 provides for Disciplinary Action
    • A Registered Librarian who is found guilty for violation of any provision of this Code by the Board after his/her investigation shall be subject to a disciplinary action of either revocation of his/her Certificate of Registration or suspension thereof which the Board shall impose that after his/her due investigation.
  • 25. BIG QUESTION?
    • TO CPE or NOT to CPE?
  • 26. MATRIX FOR CPE ACTIVITIES OR SOURCES COPY OF DULY-ACCOMPLISHED ARTICLE AND EVALUATION 1 CU / PROFESSIONAL / TECHNICAL ARTICLE 3.2 TECHNICAL PAPER/PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL ARTICLE COPY OF DULY-ACCOMPLISHED MODULE AND EVALUATION 10 CU PER COMPLETE SET OF MODULE 3.1Distance Learning MODULE 3. SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING PACKAGE CERTIFICATION FROM THE GRANTING INSTITUTION / CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSHIP 15 CU PER YEAR 2.3 FELLOWSHIP UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS 2 CU PER ACADEMIC UNIT 45 CU ADDITIONAL UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE 2.2 DOCTORAL DEGREE UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION DIPLOMA AND TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS 1 CU PER ACADEMIC UNIT 30 CU ADDITIONAL UPON COMPLETION OF DEGREE 2.1 MASTER’S DEGREE 2. ACADEMIC PREPARATION (Residential and Distance Mode) CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATION AND COPY OF PROGRAM 2 CU PER HOUR 1.4 FACILITATOR / MODERATOR INVITATION / CERTIFICATION FROM SONSORING ORGANIZATION COPY OF PROGRAM 3 CU PER HOUR 1.3 PANELIST / REACTOR PHOTOCOPY OF PLAQUE / CERTIFICATE INVITATION, COPY OF PAPER 5 CU PER HOUR 1.2 RESOURCE SPEAKER CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WITH NUMBER OF HOURS, PROGRAM CERTIFIED LIST OF PARTICIPANTS 1 CU PER HOUR 1.1 PARTICIPANT 1. SEMINARS / CONVENTIONS / TRAININGS SUPPORTING DOCUMENT/S CREDIT UNITS PROGRAMS
  • 27. MATRIX FOR CPE PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES OR SOURCES CERTIFICATION FROM SPONSORING INSTITUTION 2 CU / DAY (MAXIMUM OF 30 CU / TOUR) 7. STUDY / OBSERVATION CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING AND TRAINING DESCRIPTION 0.25 CU PER HOUR (MAXIMUM OF 40 CU / TRAINING) 6. POSTGRADUATE / IN-SERVICE TRAINING CERTIFIED COPY OF PATENT CERTIFICATE 10-30 CREDIT UNITS PER INVENTION 5. INVENTIONS DULY CERTIFIED COPY OF PUBLISHED ARTICLE / BOOK 2 CU / ARTICLE 4.6 PEER REVIEWER COPY OF PUBLISHED JOURNAL 5 CU PER ISSUE 4.5 PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL EDITOR PROOF OF PUBLICATION OF ARTICLE MAXIMUM OF 10 CREDIT UNITS [ 7or more ] 8 CU 6 CU 4 CU [ 4-6 pp] 6 CU 4 CU 3 CU [ 1-3 pp] 4 CU 3 CU 2 CU 4.4 ARTICLE SINGLE AUTHOR 2 AUTHORS 3 OR MORE PUBLISHED BOOK WITH PROOF OF AUTHORSHIP ½ OF THE CU OF AUTHORSHIP CATEGORY 4.3 EDITOR PUBLISHED BOOK WITH PROOF OF COPYRIGHT MAXIMUM OF 40 CREDIT UNITS [101 OR More pp ] 40 CU 30 CU 20 CU [ 51-100 pp] 30 CU 20 CU 10 CU [25-50 pp] 20CU 10 CU 5 CU 4.2 BOOK / MONOGRAPH SINGLE AUTHOR 2 AUTHORS 3 OR MORE DULY CERTIFIED / PUBLISHED TECHNICAL REPORT / PAPER Maximum of 20 CREDIT UNITS (Refereed) Maximum of 15 Credit Units (Unrefereed) 4.1 RESEARCH / INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS / CREATIVE PROJECTS 4. AUTHORSHIP
  • 28. MATRIX FOR CPE PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES OR SOURCES 9. SUCH OTHER ACTIVITIES/ PROGRAMS/ SOURCES TO BE RECOMMENDED BY THE COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION CERTIFICATION OF GRANT OR APPOINTMENTMENT PAPER 10 CU / CHAIR / YEAR 8. PROFESSORIAL CHAIR
  • 29. TAYO NA! CPE NA!

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