Training Requirements and Accreditation of Cooperative Training Providers (Part 4)

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In the first three parts of this topic, I presented the circulars related to training requirements for the accreditation of training providers. Specifically, CDA Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01 as amended by CDA Memorandum Circular No. 2012-10 cited the conditions and eligibility requirements for accreditation.

As previously committed here are the List of Accredited Training Providers, their accreditation numbers, addresses, validity and status of accreditation.

1.Apayao Provincial Cooperative Union, Luna Apayao; CDA CTPRO 166, Validity: August 12, 2013-August 11, 2014 (no application for renewal);            2.BBCCC Foundation Inc., 58 Assumption Road, Baguio City; CDA CTPRO 187, Validity: June 2014 to July 13, 2015 (Initial Accreditation – good for 1 year); 3.Benguet Provincial Local Government Unit-Cooperative Development Services, Provincial Capitol, Km.6, La Trinidad, Benguet; CDA CTPRO 138; Validity: April 21, 2014 to April 20, 2016; 4. Benguet Provincial Cooperative Union, La Trinidad, Benguet; CDA CTPRO 188; Validity: August 11, 2014 to August 10, 2015 (Initial Accreditation-good for 1 year);     5. Cordillera Administrative Region Cooperative Union (CARCU), Room 405 Lyman-Ogilby Centrum, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City; CDA CTPRO 035, Validity: January 26,2015 to April 25, 2017(Renewed for 2 year); 6.Community Based Business Cooperation Foundation, Inc.(CBBCFI), Cooperative Bank of Benguet Building, Km. 5, La Trinidad, Benguet ; CDA CTPRO 033; Validity: January 26, 2015 to January 25, 2017(Renewed for 2 years); 7.Cooperative Union of Baguio City (CUBC), Our lady of Lourdes Parish Church Compound, Kisad Road, Baguio City; CDA CTPRO 084, Validity: October 16, 2013 to September 10, 2015 (Renewed for 2 years); 8. Ifugao Federation of Development Cooperatives, Provincial Livelihood Center, Mabatobato, Lamut, Ifugao; CDA CTPRO 045; Validity: September 11, 2013 to September 10, 2015 (Renewed for 2 years); 9. Kalinga Provincial Cooperative Union (KAPCU); City Hall, Tabuk City, Kalinga; CDA CTPRO 139; Validity: April 11, 2013 to April 10, 2014 (Renewal under Process-indorsed); 10. Mountain Province Cooperative Union (MPCU); 2nd Floor, ASCO Building, Foyayeng, Bontoc, Mountain Province; CDA CTPRO 068; Validity: October 16, 2013 to October 15, 2015 (Renewed fro 2 years);11. Northern Luzon Federation of Cooperatives and Development Center; # 108 Bokawkan Road, Baguio City; CDA CTPRO 012; Validity: July 14, 2014 to July 13, 2016 (Renewed for 2 years); and 12. Northwestern Luzon League of Cooperatives (NORWESLU); B-2 BBCCC Building, # 56 Cooperative Street, Assumption Road, Baguio City; CDA CTPRO 034; Validity: June 17, 2013 to June 16, 2015 (Renewed for 2 years).

Some questions related to the training fees collected by these training providers were raised during the forum. A participant requested if CDA can come up with standard training fees. It was answered that CDA has difficulty in setting a standard due to several factors like preference of some training providers on the venue, speakers, accommodation and food. CDA is open to received suggestions from all stakeholders regarding this matter that may serve as basis in coming up with standard rates.

You might be asking yourselves on the significant contributions of these training providers. For us at CDA, we are thankful we have partners in promoting cooperatives.  Providing quality information, education and knowledge, attitude and skills to cooperative leaders, members, stakeholders improve service delivery of various cooperatives to customers both members and non-members. It is then important to sustain the operations of the accredited training providers through an effective feedback mechanism that is beneficial to the regulatory agency and the training provider.   

In case you have further queries, please feel free to visit or contact CDA-CAR Extension Office located at 4th Floor, Annex Building, Lyman Ogilby Centrum, Baguio City. Telephone Numbers (074) 422-0038 or (074) 442-6731.

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