ONLINE APPLICATION: October 2020 CPA Accountancy Board Exam Schedule

Manila, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced the schedule of online application, as well as requirements for application in October 2020 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensure Examination/ CPALE. The board exams for Accountancy will be held on October 11, 12 & 18, 2020 at designated testing locations in Manila/NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao.

Update May 8, 2020: PRC announced the new/re-scheduled dates of all postponed/cancelled board exams from March to June 2020 due to Enhanced Community Quanrantine brought by COVID-19 pandemic.

Likewise, those applicants who already have filed their application for examination and issued the Notice of Admission (NOA) will no longer be required to file a new application.

SEE ALSO: When is the New Date(s) of Cancelled/ Postponed PRC Board Exams on March & April 2020?

Name of Examination Date/s of Exam Day/s Place Opening of Online Processing Deadline of Filing
CPA October 11, 12 & 18, 2020 Sat, Su, Mo National Capital Region (NCR), Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao May 25, 2020August 26, 2020

See Also: How to Pass Licensure Exam? Tips from Board Passers


Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 922 dated March 8, 2020 declaring a state of public health emergency throughout the country,  and  the recommendations of the Department of Health (DOH) and Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) to prohibit mass gatherings, PRC has cancelled board exams scheduled on March and April 2020.

*Likewise, for appointments set from March 17, 2020 to April 12, 2020, they will be accommodated upon resumption on April 13, 2020, PRC said.


Applicants are likewise advised to apply online via or before going to the venue. Applicants are also encouraged to pay through UCPB (over-the-counter), Land Bank (i-access), or PayMaya.

For first timers in PRC CPA online application, you may also want to read the step-by-step guide.


PRC also reminds applicants to secure all requirements before proceeding to PRC centers for further processing of applications and also avoid further inconvenience.
  • NSO / PSA Birth Certificate
  • NSO / PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
  • Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks "For Board Examination Purposes" (first timers and repeaters)
  • Valid NBI Clearance (first timers and repeaters)
  • After two (2) failures, REFRESHER COURSE, effective October 1976
  • Conditioned/Removal Examination - to be taken within two (2) years from the date of examination.
  • Payment of 900 pesos - complete
  • Payment of 450 pesos - conditioned/removal
The requirements and details posted above are based on the list of documentary requirements to accompany an application to take licensure examination for Accountancy courtesy of the Professional Regulation Commission.

See Also: Room Assignments for CPA board exams


The 2020 CPA licensure exams covered topics from auditing, management advisory services, taxation, regulatory framework for business transactions, financial accounting and reporting and advanced financial accounting & reporting.


In the most recent CPA board exams held on October 2019, 2,075 out of 14,492 (14.32%)  examinees passed. Justine Louie Bautista Santiago from University of Santo Tomas (UST) ranked first in the exams garnering 90.33% rating followed by Marlou Borbon Alinsonorin from University of San Carlos (USC) having 89.67% and Christian Lawrence Cruz Go from De La Salle University (DLSU) - Manila having 89.50%. University of the Philippines (UP) - Diliman was the lone school in the top performing schools list having 84.21% overall passing rate.

During May 2019 CPALE, 1,699 out of 10,319 (16.46%) examinees passed. Josemaria Alvaro Cabarrus Fontillas from DLSU - Manila ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 89.83% followed by Geraldine Jade Frayco Papa also from DLSU Manila having 89.83% and Leinard Jan Corres Zaspa from University of Mindanao - Davao City having 88.50%. DLSU Manila was the lone school in the top performing schools' list having 61 out of 72 examinees passed or 84.72% passing rate.

On October 2018 exams, 3,616 out of 14,358 (25.18%)  examinees passed. Lahaira  Amy Cayog Reyes from UST ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 91.83% followed by Erick Jan Solano Sagot from Ateneo de Davao University having 91.17%. In the top performing schools list, UP - Diliman topped the schools garnering 94.52% overall rating followed by DLSU - Manila having 86.84%.


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