Application for accreditation of learning and development (L&D) institutions can now be done online.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC), thru CSC Resolution No. 2100220, has amended the accreditation process for L&D institutions with the Civil Service Institute to comply with provisions of Republic Act No. 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act, as well as promote digital or online modes of service delivery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The said policy covers the accreditation of private and non-government L&D institutions seeking to provide face-to-face and/or online L&D interventions to government agencies in the areas of leadership development, human resource management and organization development, and personal and professional effectiveness.
Accredited Learning and Development Institutions or ALDIs are recognized by the CSC as partners in building the capabilities of civil servants. Training hours earned by civil servants from courses administered by ALDIs may be credited or considered to satisfy the training requirement in the Qualification Standards, as long as the training acquired is relevant to the position to be filled as certified by the agency’s Human Resource Management Officer.
In lieu of a physical ocular inspection, the applicant institution shall also submit pictures of their office to indicate the existence of a permanent business address; adequate space, facilities, furniture, and equipment to support its operations; adequate number of support and/or administrative staff; and professional image in terms of orderliness, cleanliness, and overall condition of the space and facilities, furniture, and equipment therein.
A one-time fee of PHP10,000 shall be charged upon submission of complete documents.
The CSI shall have 20 working days upon receipt of a complete submission to process the application for accreditation. It shall evaluate the submitted documents based on the institution’s legitimacy and compliance to legal and regulatory requirements, financial stability and viability, reputation and expertise, and ethical and professional practice. Moreover, a three-person Panel of Experts shall evaluate the submitted designs of the programs, courses, and/or services for certification.
Afterwards, CSI shall prepare a comprehensive report indicating the findings and observations, as well as the final recommendation, which will be submitted to the Commission for approval.
To signify approval of the accreditation, the Commission shall issue a Resolution of Accreditation, which indicates the specific titles of the accredited programs, courses, and/or services, and a Certificate of Accreditation. The accreditation shall be valid for three years from the date of issuance of the Resolution of Accreditation, subject to possible suspension or revocation for reasonable causes such as significant decrease in satisfaction rating by participants, discrepancies on the submitted documents and requirements that were discovered upon subsequent validation, or unethical business or unprofessional practices.
Requests for renewal of accreditation may be submitted online within three months before the expiration of the existing accreditation. Application for renewal is free-of-charge.
To date, there are 37 private ALDIs that complement the CSC’s L&D interventions for the bureaucracy. The CSI regularly updates its list of ALDIs, which may be accessed from its website at csi.csc.gov.ph.