QUESTION: Sir John, na confuse talaga ako kung ano ang difference ng Credit Unit versus Training Hours. Ano ba distinction?
ANSWER: That is a very intelligent question. In general, for colleges and universities who are operating on a regular two semester academic year, one Credit Unit is equivalent to 16 hours of class contact time.
Ang isang subject sa college ay usually 3 units in one semester, so that is equivalent to 48 hours of class contact time.
If you apply that in developing the IRR of RA 9646, if you say 12 Credit Units of training, that would mean 192 hours of class contact time.
If the PRC adjudicator is unaware of this, it's your lucky day of they would accept 12 Hours training certificate for a required 12 Credit Units.