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Computer engineering is not yet recognized as a regulated profession in the Philippines, which means that no specific law or regulatory body oversees the practice of computer engineering. However, efforts are being made to include computer engineering as a regulated profession under the PRC. In the absence of specific regulations for computer engineering, some organizations and professional societies have established their voluntary certification programs to provide recognition and establish standards for the practice of computer engineering.
These programs are not mandatory but are intended to help promote best practices and provide assurance to clients and employers. For the computer engineers, the CPECB or Computer Engineering Certification Board is an SEC-registered organization whose main purpose is to give certifications to graduates of the Computer Engineering program to the citizens of the Republic of the Philippines.
Why study Electronics Engineering Law of the Philippines as a Computer Engineer?
While the Electronics Engineering Law does not currently cover computer engineering, its provisions may still be relevant to computer engineering students and practitioners in the Philippines. The law sets standards for the practice of electronics engineering in the country, including requirements for licensure, continuing education, and adherence to ethical and professional standards. These standards could also apply to computer engineering practice, particularly in digital systems design, microprocessors, and related electronic principles.
In addition, as efforts are being made to regulate the profession of computer engineering in the Philippines, it is possible that future amendments to the Electronics Engineering Law may include provisions for the regulation of computer engineering practice. As such, it may be helpful for computer engineering students and practitioners to be familiar with the Electronics Engineering Law and its provisions, as they may provide insights into the possible regulatory framework for computer engineering in the country in the future.
Click here for the full contents of the Electronics Engineering Law https://lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra2004/ra_9292_2004.html .
Computer Engineers always look forward.
There have been ongoing discussions and proposals to include computer engineering as a regulated profession under the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
One such proposal is creating a separate board of examiners for computer engineering under the PRC, similar to the existing boards for other engineering disciplines such as electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering. This board would be responsible for the licensure and regulation of computer engineering practice in the Philippines.
Another alternate proposal is to amend the Electronics Engineering Law (Republic Act No. 9292) to include the regulation of computer engineering practice. This would involve expanding the scope of the law to cover the practice of computer engineering, including the licensing and registration of computer engineers and setting standards for their professional practice.
Overall, efforts are being made to regulate the practice of computer engineering in the Philippines, and it is possible that new regulations and standards for the profession may be established in the future.
Computer Engineering Certification Board
The primary objective of CPECB, which stands for Computer Engineering Certification Board, is to provide certification to citizens of the Republic of the Philippines who have completed the Computer Engineering program. This organization is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
CPECB offers two types of certifications: the Certified Computer Engineer (CCpE) and the Professional Computer Engineer (PCpE). CCpE certification is available to graduates of the CpE program who have less than 10 years of professional experience, while PCpE certification is reserved for those with at least 10 years of professional experience.
For more information, please visit the CPECB website: https://cpecb.org.ph/
- Based on the Electronics Engineering Law of 2004, create a draft bill for the Computer Engineering Law.
- In the link below is a copy of the Electronics Engineering Law of the Philippines.
Add comments for possible revisions to include the Computer Engineering Program.
Electronics Engineering Law
Multiple Choice Exercise
- What is the title of Republic Act No. 9292?
a) The Electronics Engineering Law of 2004
b) The Engineering Profession Act of 2004
c) The Electronic Transactions Act of 2004
d) The Information and Communications Technology Act of 2004
- What is the primary purpose of Republic Act No. 9292?
a) To regulate the practice of electronics engineering in the Philippines
b) To promote the growth and development of the electronics industry in the Philippines
c) To ensure the safety and security of electronic transactions in the Philippines
d) To provide incentives for the adoption of information and communications technology in the Philippines
- According to Republic Act No. 9292, who may practice electronics engineering in the Philippines?
a) Anyone who has a degree in electronics engineering
b) Anyone who has passed the licensure examination for electronics engineers
c) Anyone who has completed an apprenticeship program in electronics engineering
d) Only those who are registered and licensed as electronics engineers
- What is the penalty for practicing electronics engineering in the Philippines without a valid license?
a) A fine of not less than ₱100,000 but not more than ₱500,000
b) Imprisonment of not less than 6 months but not more than 2 years
c) Both a fine and imprisonment, as determined by the court
d) Revocation of any previous license to practice electronics engineering
- What is the maximum allowable percentage of foreign ownership in an electronics engineering practice in the Philippines?
- a) The Electronics Engineering Law of 2004
- a) To regulate the practice of electronics engineering in the Philippines
- d) Only those who are registered and licensed as electronics engineers
- c) Both a fine and imprisonment, as determined by the court
- a) 25%
Professional Regulation Commission. (n.d.). Republic Act No. 9292: Electronics Engineering Law. Retrieved from https://www.prc.gov.ph/9292-electronics-engineering-law
Computer Engineering Certification Board. (n.d.). Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from https://cpecb.org.ph/index.php/frequently-asked-questions/