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Senate Bill No. 2073, an act to abolish the CPD Law approved in the Senate

MANILA – Good news to all professionals! An act repealing the CPD Law was approved in the Senate.

Senate Bill No. 2073 known as an “Act Repealing Republic Act No. 10912,Otherwise Known as the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016,” has been approved in the Senate on third and final reading.

The passage of the law will repeal all other laws, executive orders, resolutions, rules and regulations and other issuances pertaining to RA 10912.

 

 

The act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

Ever since it became a law, many professionals have been clamoring to repeal the CPD law due to the high costs of trainings, seminars, or other activities undertaken that is related to their professions to earn the necessary CPD units. Thus, the act was deemed to make the process costly, more bureaucratic, and unnecessarily regulative.

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