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Attention: All PAM Certified RMicro (Registered Microbiologists) And SMicro (Specialist Microbiologists)

Attention: All PAM Certified RMicro (Registered Microbiologists) and SMicro (Specialist Microbiologists)

Renew your expired certifications now!!

The proposed Microbiology Bill is nearing its approval by the House and Senate Committees on Civil Service. Upon approval of the Bill, all PAM certified microbiologists (RMicro and SMicro) will be given registration without examination provided that they are currently PAM certified (this will be included in the IRR of the Law). Therefore, all PAM certified microbiologists (RMicro and SMicro) must renew their certifications.

The Microbiology Bill endorsed by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to the Civil Service Committees of both houses is posted in the PAM website. Please look at Section 21 which will affect all PAM certified microbiologists.

PAM is granting amnesty to all RMicro and SMicro who have not renewed their certification for many years. Effective February 11, 2019, all Registered Microbiologists (RMicro) and Specialist Microbiologists (SMicro) whose certification has expired shall be required to abide by the requirements, rules and regulations on Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  RMicro and SMicro shall show proofs of completion of the CPD units-requirement.

>Earn 12 CPD units for those renewing this 2019

24 CPD units for those renewing in 2020. (See the instructions how you can earn these units);

The CPD units can be earned from 2010 to present.

Submission of certificate of attendance to these microbiology events is a must.

Deadline for 2019 applications (12 units requirement) is December 17, 2019!!

Please see the table below on how CPD units can be earned.

Table 1.   Program and activities qualified for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit units –                                                                Units/Activity Credit Units
A.       Participation in PSM – organized Events  
  A.1.   Attendance in annual convention 12/convention
  A.2.   Attendance in cluster symposia 8/symposium
  A.3.   Attendance in Regional Chapter (RC) annual meeting 8/meeting
  A.4.   Attendance in RC workshops 8/workshop
  A.5.   As Trainor in workshops 8/training
  A.6.   As author/co-author and presentor in oral paper +4/paper presentor

+2 for co-author

  A.7.    As author/co-author and presentor  in poster paper +2/poster presentor

+1 for co-author

  A.8.    As resource speaker +4/topic
  A.9.    As panelist/reactor/discussant +2/topic
  A.10.  As facilitator/moderator +1/session
B.       Participation in Non-PSM Organized (National and International Events) (presentor in oral or poster – similar to PSM)  
  B.1.    Attendance in Conventions of other Scientific Microbiology Organizations with 100% microbiology topics (i.e. Mycological Society of the Philippines/MSP, Phil Society of Lactic Acid Bacteria/PSLAB, etc) 4/convention
  B.2.   Attendance in Seminars Sponsored by Those Organizations mentioned in B.1. 2/seminar
  B.3. Attendance in Conventions of Microbiology-related Scientific Organizations with topics not 100% microbiology (i.e. PAMET, PAFT, Inc.) 2/convention
  B.4.   Attendance in seminars sponsored by those organizations mentioned in B.3. 1/seminar
  B.5.   As Trainor in workshops 8/training
  B.6.    As author/co-author and presentor in oral paper +4/paper presentor

+2  co-author

  B.7.    As author/co-author and presentor in poster paper +2/poster presentor

+1 for co-author

  B.8.    As resource speaker +4/topic
  B.9.    As panelist/reactor/discussant +2/topic
  B.10.  As facilitator/moderator +1/session
C.  Post Graduate/Specialty Training  
  C.1.  Master’s degree (only for RMicro) 1/academic unit

+20 upon completion of degree

  C.2.  Doctoral degree (only for SMicro) 2/academic unit

+30 upon completion of degree

  C.3.  Fellowship/Specialty Training 6 for 1 month or less
  Indicate the activity related to microbiology training attended +8/month in excess of one month
  Capacity building for tertiary education in selected microbiology courses for members of microbiology consortia in the country sponsored by CHED and implemented by the Microbiology Division, IBS, CAS, UPLB.

5-days training for one microbiology course




12 units

The Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPD com) reviews the application for renewal to confirm that the applicant complies with the renewal requirements. 


  1. Submit the ff: soft copies of the documents to:

[email protected] <[email protected]>

Subject: Renewal of Certification

  1. Properly accomplished CPD Form No. 1 (please download the forms shown below) for renewal of certification;
  2. CPD Form No. 2 Table of attained CPD units (see above the table) together with scanned copies of proofs and evidences;
  3. Scanned copy of deposit slip of P3,000 – application fee paid to:

Philippine Academy of Microbiology

Account No: 246470000865;

PNB – UPLB Branch, UPLB College, Laguna.

Please write your fullname in the blank space of the deposit slip.

  1. ID picture (1×1) in jpeg or png format
  2. Hard copy of the Forms and proofs must be sent to the office address of PAM:

            The PAM Continuing Professional Development Committee c/o Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. SEARCA Hotel Residence Business Center, Juan V. Pancho, Los Baños, 4031 Laguna

  1. Fulfill all other requirements given in the instructions for the renewal of certification.

Renewal shall start on the date of completion of requirements with a validity of three (3)  years.
Applicants will be notified on the status of their application thru email.
The PAM ID will be sent through courier to your permanent mailing address.

Download CPD Application forms

Download Flow of Renewal Process

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