CPALE RESULTS: December 2021 Certified Public Accountant CPA Board Exam Passers

MANILA, Philippines (Released December 29) – The December 2021 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam (CPALE) results including the complete list of board passers, top 10 (topnotchers) and performance of schools are released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Accountancy in seven (7) working days after the last day of exams.

As announced, 318 out of 1,454 examinees passed.

The CPALE were conducted on December 16-18, 2021 in testing centers in Metro Manila by the Board of Accountancy headed by its Chairman, Noe G. Quiñanola, Vice-Chairman, Marko Romeo L. Fuentes and its members Gloria T. Baysa, Samuel B. Padilla, Arlyn Juanita S. Villanueva, Thelma S. Ciudadano and Gervacio I. Piator.

The December 2021 Accountancy board exam for NCR examinees is originally scheduled on October 2021 but postponed due to the extension of the General Community Quarantine Alert Level 4 in Metro Manila. During the October 2021 CPALE in other testing locations, 361 out of 2,367 (15.25%) examinees successfully passed.

List of Passers

Here are the December 2021 CPA board exam results as announced by the Professional Regulation Commission:

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
Held on December 16-18, 2021
Released on December 29, 2021

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CPALE 2021 Updates

December 27, 2021: CPALE results December 2021 are expected to be released in seven (7) working days after the exams. Stand by for developments.

CPALE 2021 Related Results

Release of Results

Referring to the results of the previous Certified Public Accountant licensure exams, taking into consideration the restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and the estimated target release date stated in the PRC Resolution No. 1283 series of 2020, the CPA board exam results are estimated to be released by December 22, 2021 or three (3) working days after the last day of board exams. However, CPALE results may also be released earlier or later than the target release date without prior notice.

We also advise everyone to bookmark this page and follow us at our social media channels for the freshest updates regarding the CPALE results 2021.

Schedule of Registration

The schedule of online appointment for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new CPAs will be announced by PRC along with official results.

Initial registrants are advised to register online via PRC official website via and follow the steps in online registration. Here are the registration requirements:

  • Notice of Admission/NOA (for identification purposes only)
  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • Two (2) pieces of passport-sized ID photos in white background and with complete name tag
  • Two (2) sets of documentary stamp
  • One (1) piece short brown envelope

PRC added that successful examinees shall personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Verification of Rating

The verification of ratings and test results for the CPA licensure exams given by PRC Board of Accountancy will be available online few working days after the posting of results.

Successful takers can refer to PRC official website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.

As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name and last name and the birth-date.

Oath-Taking Ceremonies

Due to the pandemic, the oathtaking ceremony for the newly Licensed Accountants will be done online, now referred as the “e-oath”. The application system for the e-oath can be accessed online via PRC dedicated portal via and  select “e-OATH” as transaction.

Inductees are required to print “OATH OF PROFESSIONAL” form that is downloadable at the PRC Online Services.

Coverage of Exams

The three days CPALE covered the following subjects:

  • Auditing
  • Management Advisory Services
  • Taxation
  • Regulatory Framework for Business Transactions
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting

Certified Public Accountant (CPALE) Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the schedule of the 2021 and 2022 Accountancy licensure exams:

Date of ExamTesting LocationsStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
October 10-12, 2021Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaMay 25, 2021August 25, 2021
December 16-18, 2021Metro Manila
May 22, 23 & 24, 2022NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaJanuary 7, 2022April 7, 2022
October 14, 15 & 16, 2022NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and ZamboangaMay 30, 2022August 30, 2022

CPA Board Exam Results (Stats)

Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam or CPALE is one of the PRC-regulated exam with the huge number of examinees.

In the latest CPALE held on October 2021, 361 out of 2,367 (15.25%) examinees passed. No topnotchers and top performing schools were recorded on these licensure exams.

During the October 2019 CPALE, 2,075 out of 14,492 (14.32%) successfully passed. Justine Louie Bautista Santiago from University of Santo Tomas ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 90.33% followed by Marlou Borbon Alinsonorin from University of San Carlos having 89.67%.University of the Philippines – Diliman was the lone school in the top performing schools’ list having 84.21% overall passing rate.

On May 2019, 1,699 out of 10,319 (16.46%) examinees passed. Josemaria Alvaro Cabarrus Fontillas from De La Salle University – 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.

Here is the summary of results in previous years:

Month/YearTotal No. ExamineesTotal No. PassersPassing Rate
October 20212,36736115.25%
October 201914,4922,07514.32%
May 201910,3191,69916.46%
October 201814,3583,61625.18%
May 20189,8302,84328.92%
October 201714,8164,51130.45%
May 20179,6453,38935.13%
October 201614,3905,24936.48%
May 20166,9252,96742.84%
October 201513,3175,46841.06%


For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at below contacts:

To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam CPALE for 2021 and 2022, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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21 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2021 @ 20:03

    Ngayung gabi kaya lalabas:?

    • Anonymous Dec 22, 2021 @ 20:39

      Kailan kya

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2021 @ 21:49

    Kaya ba today?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2021 @ 22:20

    Tagal ng result. 1 week na kami nakatutok dito

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2021 @ 11:48

    Good luck po sa mga kumuha.

  • Mila Dec 25, 2021 @ 8:24

    Dec 25 ,2021 why still no result? Wake up PRC board member !!!

  • Kanji Ang Dec 27, 2021 @ 17:52

    Early Prediction: 277 out 1777 test takers [15.59%] passing rate for the CPALE, December 2021

    UP DiLiMAN or DLSU MANiLA is lone top performing school [possibility] for the CPALE 2021.

    2367 – All provinces
    1777 – NCR

    NCR & all provinces account to 75.07% minimum passing rate as predicted by Kanji Ang basing from the difference of test takers NCR/AP.

    Having said that, we congratulate all passers in advance for your bravery and courage in taking this brutal board exam. Only the best becomes better and those who are ready to face this gruesome lifetime challenge who didn’t back out on that day! We are all proud of you! ❤️

    Note: All your efforts, sacrifices and love for accounting were remarkably astounding! Keep this positive mindset and attitude. YOU, are all winners in our own TiME! If you think YOU did your BEST! Then ⬇️

    B – e the captain of your own ship,
    E – ndure all the hardships and sacrifices
    S – o that you will enjoy the fruits of your labour, as…
    T – ime accounts to all your efforts, commitment & dedication to become☝️!

    ⬆️ is all you need and what matters to get this 3 letters at the end of your name. #CPA #CPALE2021

    Release date: Either 8am or 8pm today, December 27, 2021. #7777777 #Amen #ToGodBeTheHighestGlory

    • Anonymous Dec 27, 2021 @ 21:24

      Predict pa more

    • Anonymous Dec 27, 2021 @ 21:57

      Ipapredict mo kay rudy baldwin haha

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2021 @ 21:52

    PRC ano na? Ilalabas nyo ba yung result o ano?!

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2021 @ 22:03

    Hula ko, maya’t-maya ka nagvivisit dito sa site kahit alam mong sa 29 pa ilalabas yung result. Hahaha. Charot

    • Anonymous Dec 28, 2021 @ 17:24

      Bakit po sa 29 pa? Ano po source

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2021 @ 22:14

    Hindi po ba pwedeng sabihin yung exact date ng release, para naman po makapagpahinga ng medyo matiwasay ang mga nag exam? Hehe tanong lang po????

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2021 @ 11:33

    di na to kaya ng puso ko. ilabas niyo na !!!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2021 @ 16:13

    Sana nmn po sabihin n if next yr p result pr mkphinga po ang nghhntay.

  • Feeling Hopeful Dec 28, 2021 @ 17:08

    Kaya this year, PRC??

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2021 @ 19:47

    PRC ilabas nyo na yung result! Parang awa nyo naman na!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2021 @ 20:55

    Naunahan pa ng Geodetic hahaha jusko anyare sa CPALE result haha

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2021 @ 5:05

    Ngayong Dec29 kaya ilalabas result?

  • Kurdapya Dec 29, 2021 @ 16:52

    Galaw galaw

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2021 @ 19:21

    Mga takers batong list of passers ng CPALE, bat walang lumalabas na pangalan dito sa list of takers?

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