Self-Directed Program Matrix

Self-Directed Program refers to learning activities such as online training, local/international seminars/non-degree courses, institution/company-sponsored training programs, and the like, which did not undergo CPD accreditation but may be applied for and awarded CPD units by the CPD Council of Architecture.

 

1.8. PROFESSIONAL TRACK  - SELF-DIRECTED

For Items 1.8 to 1.9:   Apply separately and pay fees with PRC; must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.

Important NOTE:  See Section 7, Major Areas of CPD Activities for Professional Track category for corresponding minimum requirements.

PROGRAM/ACTIVITY

CREDIT UNIT/S

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1.8.1

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION / CONFERENCE / TRAINING SEMINARS HELD ABROAD

By APO of Host Country

 

 

Must meet 2 conditions to qualify:

 

1.  APO of host country

or architect professional organization is a member of UIA, ARCASIA or EAROPH

 

2.  Has CPD accreditation program and approved CPD Credit Unit/s by APO of host country

  • if participant, copy of the ff:
  • official receipt of registration, conference ID, and Certificate of Attendance
  • If speaker or panelist, copy of the ff: papers, invitation and confirmation letters, conference ID and Certificate or Plaque of Appreciation.
  • Copy of program, seminars, schedule or calendar of events
  • Travel documents, boarding pass and proof of accommodation.
  • Event Photos or video

If speaker, panelist, moderator

– X 1.5 of CU per hour indicated in Items 1.2 to 1.4

If delegate or participant

– as per CU indicated in the certificate

(invalid if no CU indicated)

1.8.2

INTERNATIONAL ONLINE COURSES

Must meet 2 conditions to qualify:

1. Courses are accredited and approved by the APO of host country.

2.  Has CPD accreditation program and approved CPD Credit Unit/s by APO of host country

  • Copy of online registration and confirmation
  • Proof of payment or transaction receipt
  • Certificate of completion of online courses with corresponding CUs
  • Other supporting documents such as the website of the online course and as requested by CPDC.

1.9

Programs or Activities Participated but

NOT Accredited

NOT Pre-approved

By CPD Council of Architecture

As per assessment and evaluation by CPDC 

Important Notes:

  • Will be processed and assessed only with complete supporting documents as required.
  • Program must be at least 1 hour of actual learning (excluding messages, intro, Q&A etc. Any activity less than 1 hour will not be accepted)
  • No guarantee that applicant will earn points.  May be less points than anticipated.
  • CPDC are not liable to explain the rationale of awarding points.
  • Proof of payment - official receipt, registration papers, registration ID
  • Proof of attendance - Certificate of Attendance and Copy of Attendance Sheet showing number of participants attended.
  • Copy of detailed program showing date/time/duration/venue/place of topics/workshop
  • Synopsis – program description or overview, its content and course outline including sub-topics
  • Specific course objectives or Learning Outcome stating competencies gained from program (minimum of 150 to maximum of 250 words)
  • Resume or CV of Speakers showing expertise in the topic, including cert. of citations; if Speaker is a registered professional, attached current ID
  • Course Structure/Materials – type of presentation or materials used.
  • Program URL – website if any
  • Photos or videos of event, include photos of participant in the event

 

2.0 ACADEMIC TRACK - SELF-DIRECTED

Apply separately and pay fees with PRC; must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.

For Items 2.1 to 2.8:  Application for accreditation should be filed no later than 5 years after completion of degree or program. 

Credit units earned from subjects or course work as part of post graduate studies may be applied for points separately but must be claimed within the compliance period (See Item 2.9).

For Item 2.9 to 2.10:  Activities and CUs must be claimed within the compliance period.

PROGRAM/ACTIVITY

CREDIT UNIT/S

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

2.1

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA

25 CU upon completion of program

  • Diploma/Certification from the Institution
  • Transcript of Records

2.2

MASTER’S DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT

45 CU upon completion of degree

  • University Certification/ Diploma
  • Transcript of Records

2.3

DOCTOR’S DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT

90 CU upon completion of degree / candidacy 

  • University Certification/ Diploma
  • Transcript of Records

2.4

POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

4 CU upon completion

  • Certification from the granting institution

2.5

POST DOCTORAL FELLOW

2.5.1

TEACHING FELLOW

4 CU upon completion

  • Certification from the granting institution

2.5.2

RESEARCH FELLOW

6 CU upon completion

2.6

PROFESSORIAL CHAIR

Max 15 CU per year or a fraction thereof

  • Certificate of Grant or Appointment paper

2.7

SPECIALTY PROGRAM

Max 10 CU per year or a fraction thereof

(to be evaluated by CPDC)

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Copy printout of program

2.8

DISTANCE LEARNING MODULE or MOOC

2.9

SUBJECTS OR COURSE WORK EARNED AS PART OF POST GRADUATE STUDIES

As per credit units earned on the subject or coursework

  • Certification of subject completion from the academic institution or transcript of records

2.10

COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING Course (e.g. AutoCad, Revit, BIM, etc.)

Max 2 CU upon completion of each program

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Enrollment or registration papers

 

3.0 OTHER SELF-DIRECTED and/or LIFELONG LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Apply separately and pay fees with PRC; must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.

For Items 3.1 to 3.5:  activities and CUs must be claimed within the compliance period.

PROGRAM/ACTIVITY

CREDIT UNIT/S

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

3.1

TRAINING MODULE for Professionals (e.g. Authorship of Module)

Max 10 CU per complete set of Training Module

  • Copy of Complete Training Module
  • Evaluation report by expert(s)
  • Proof and documentation of the conduct of training module

3.2

PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL (PJ) or SCHOLARLY JOURNAL (SJ)

3.2.1

AUTHOR/ S 

Local

Max 10 CU

International

Max 10 CU

  • Copy of Published Article or Journal
  • Table of Contents
  • For multiple authors, show proof and listing

For multiple authors, divide CU equally among them.

3.2.2

PEER REVIEWER

Max 2 CU per article

  • Copy of reviewed article
  • Peer review report

3.2.3

PJ or SJ EDITOR

Max 5 CU per issue

  • Copy of Published Journal

 

3.3

PAMPHLET/BOOK/MONOGRAPH

3.3.1

AUTHOR/ S

Max 20 CU for single Author for a Pamphlet

(less than 100 pages)

Max 40 CU for single Author for a Pamphlet

(more than 100 pages

  • Copy of Published Book
  • For multiple authors, show proof and listing

For multiple authors, divide CU equally among them.

3.3.2

BOOK EDITOR

Max 10 CU for less than 100 pages

Max 20 CU for 100 or more pages

  • Copy of Published Book

3.4

NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE OR COLUMN

3.4.1

AUTHOR of NEWSPAPER/ MAGAZINE ARTICLE or COLUMN or OTHER MASS COMMUNICATION MEDIA

Local – Max 2 CU per article

Max 25 CU per cycle

Int’l – Max 3 CU per article

Max 25 CU per cycle

  • Proof of Publication of Article or Column.
  • Copy of publication or video or other mass communication media
  • For multiple authors, show list and PRC registration numbers

(For multiple authors, divide CU equally among them.)

3.5

 

INVENTIONS, PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS

Max of 40 CU per invention as per CPDC evaluation

  • Certified Copy of Patent Certificate
  • Proof and Photo of Invention
  • For multiple inventors, show proof and listing

(For multiple inventors, divide CU equally among them.)

 

3.6 RECOGNITION, ACHIEVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Apply separately and pay fees with PRC; must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.

For Items 3.6 to 3.7, Awardee or Conferee:

Awards received before 2017 – can claim CUs up to 2023 only.

Awards receive from 2017 onwards – can claim CUs up to 6 years from the time of award.

PROGRAM/ACTIVITY

CREDIT UNIT/S

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

3.6.1

International Awardee

(e.g. Pritzker Prize)

Full CU for four (4) compliance period

  • Copy of Certification from the Awarding Body (duly notarized)
  • Photo of Awardee with award, certificate, plaque, medal or trophy
  • Any proof of award – newspaper, magazine, others
  • All awards and conferment can ONLY be claimed ONCE. (e.g. fellow in one organization and  fellow in another organization are considered only as one and therefore can only be claimed once.)
  • Once claimed, any excess CUs can not be claimed in the next cycle.

3.6.2

National Artist Awardee

Full CU for three (3) compliance period

3.6.3

Institutional Awardee (e.g. PRC Outstanding Architect of the Year)

Full CU for two (2) compliance period

3.6.4

Professional Organization Awardee

(e.g. LIKHA, Hall of Fame)

Full CU for two (2) compliance period

3.6.5

Alumnus Awardee -Architecture

Full CU for one (1) compliance period

3.6.6

Lifetime Achievement Awardee (e.g. Balik-Tanaw)

15 CU

3.6.7

City/Provincial/

Regional Awardee

To be assessed and determined by CPDC

3.6.8

Other Awards

To be assessed and determined by CPDC

 

3.7

CONFERMENT OF TITLES

3.7.1

FELLOWS

20 CU

  • Similar requirements as Item 3.6

3.7.2

APEC ARCHITECT

40 CU

3.7.3

ASEAN ARCHITECT

40 CU

3.7.4

Other Titles

To be assessed and determined by CPDC

 

3.8 MENTORSHIP

Apply separately and pay fees with PRC; must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.

The mentor can claim CUs within two (2) years starting from the date of PRC registration of Topnotcher.

3.8.1

TOP 10

Board Licensure Examination for Architects (BLEA)

MENTOR

10 CU per Topnotcher

  • Must be the mentor under the diversified experience logbook submitted by BLEA Topnotcher. Attach copy of logbook with projects.
  • Copy of Topnotcher PIC card
  • Notarized Affidavit signed by BLEA Topnotcher naming the nominated mentor, inclusive date of mentorship, date of BLEA, and ranking.
  • Photo of Mentor with Topnotcher
  • Proof of employment (SSS, pay slip)

Only one (1) Mentor can be nominated by the Topnotcher

 

3.9 ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN COMPETITION

For Item 3.9:  Apply separately and pay fees with PRC; must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.  Activities and CUs must be claimed within the compliance period.

PROGRAM/ACTIVITY

CREDIT UNIT/S

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

3.9.1

NATIONAL Accredited Professional Architectural Design Competition

10 CU for finalists

  • Certificate from sponsoring organization
  • Photo of Awardee with award, plaque or trophy
  • Competition must be open to all Architects (‘By Invitation’ only competition is not accepted)

15 CU for winner

3.9.2

INTERNATIONAL Professional Architectural Design Competition

15 CU for finalists

20 CU for winner

3.9.3

Judge/Jury/Design Critic in Professional Architectural Design Competition

Max 5 CU per competition

Max 3 competition/cycle

  • Certificate or plaque from sponsoring organization
  • Copy of  invitation letter
  • Photo of judging, awarding

 

3.9 TOURS, TRAVELS, VISITS, FAIRS AND EXHIBITS

Apply separately and pay fees with PRC; must apply at least 60 days before PIC expiration date.  Activities and CUs must be claimed within the compliance period.

For Items 3.10 to 3.13:  Maximum total CU for these group in one compliance period is 10 CUs – SEE Section 6

3.10.1

MUSEUM VISIT

1 CU per visit

  • Travel documents, boarding pass, or Proof of Travel, as necessary
  • Proof as Visitor or Attendance (Entrance Tickets), IDs
  • No repeat visit per cycle
  • Photos or Video of Visit

 

Local -Max 2 CU / cycle

Foreign-Max 6 CU / cycle

3.10.2

NATIONAL HERITAGE SITE VISIT

1 CU per visit

Max of 3 CU / cycle

3.10.3

UNESCO HERITAGE SITE VISIT

1 CU per visit

Max of 3 CU / cycle

3.10.4

DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, TRADE FAIRS, EXHIBITS

1 CU per visit

Max of 3 CU / cycle

3.10.5

FACTORY, FIELD TRIP (related to Design and Architecture)

Max of 1 CU per trip/day

Max 3 CU per cycle

(CU to be determined and approved by CPDC)

3.10.6

STUDY TOURS AND VISITS

 

Max 2 CU per day

(Maximum of 10 CU/Tour)

(Max 3 Study Tours/cycle)

  • Travel documents, boarding pass, or Proof of Travel
  • Certification from Sponsoring Institution or CPD Provider
  • Program Details and Itinerary
  • CV of Tour Resource People
  • Tour Photos or Video per day

3.10.7

FOREIGN TRAVEL

1 CU per Round Trip regardless of number of days and number of countries visited

Max 3 CU per year

  • Travel documents, boarding pass, Philippine Entry & Exit stamp
  • Countries visited cannot be duplicated on a particular year
  • Travel Photos or Video

 

3.11 ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN EXHIBITION

PROGRAM/ACTIVITY

CREDIT UNIT/S

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

3.11.1

Participating Architect in an Architectural design exhibition

Max 2 CU per local exhibition

Max 3 CU per int’l exhibition

Max 3 exhibits/cycle

  • Certification or plaque from organizer
  • Program details, schedule, venue
  • If partnership or corporation, submit SEC or DTI registration showing all Registered & Licensed Architects.
  • Photos of event

For partnership or corporation, divide CUs equally among partners

 

3.12 FEATURED WORK OR FEATURED ARCHITECT

3.12.1

Architecture work featured in a major Architectural publication/magazine/

documentary or in a video

1 CU per feature

Max of 2 CU per year

  • Proof of Publication featuring architectural work, or featuring architect(s)
  • Copy of publication or video or media
  • For multiple architects, show proof and listing (e.g. SEC).

(For multiple architects involved, divide CU equally among them.)

3.12.2

Architect(s) featured in magazine, radio, TV, digital media and publication

1 CU per feature

Max of 2 CU per year

(For multiple architects featured, divide CU equally among them.)

 

3.13 OTHERS

3.13

OTHERS

3.13.1

SOCIO-CIVIC ACTIVITIES USING PROFESSION

(must be volunteer work related to design, construction, and other relevant architectural practice or activities)

Max 10 CU per project

(to be evaluated and determined by CPDC)

  • Certification or plaque of appreciation from affected group or organization
  • Project proposal or complete report or design or construction documents
  • Report of activities, venue, dates
  • Notarized Affidavit of Undertaking; if multiple members, must list all RLA’s involved and PRC reg. numbers.
  • Photos or video of activities, including before and after condition as necessary or as per request of CPDC.

For multiple members in a group, divide CUs equally among them.

Volunteer work must be completed to be valid. 

On-going or incomplete work such as: feasibility study, design or construction work will not be accepted