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 ExaminationDate/s of ExamDay/sPlaceOpening of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing
CPAOctober 11, 12 & 18, 2020Sat, Su, MoNational Capital Region (NCR), Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, TuguegaraoMay 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%.


To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination/ CPALE online application for October 2020, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website or follow us at our social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter.

24 comments… add one
  • Unknown Feb 7, 2020 @ 5:21

    Pls update me

  • FP Adsuara Feb 22, 2020 @ 3:47

    Whàt if I am a BSC major in Accounting garduate batch 199¹ and a 1st timer examinee..Am I illigible to take the CPALE?

    • Anonymous Mar 6, 2020 @ 16:07

      All graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree, major in Accounting shall be allowed to take the CPA
      Licensure Examination within two (2) years from the effectivity of RA No. 9298 (or until May, 2006)
      under the rules and regulations to be promulgated by the Board subject to the approval by the

      RA 9298 IRR

  • Anonymous Mar 6, 2020 @ 16:11

    Di na po pwede. Strict BS Accountancy po. Tinitingnan ni PRC if BSA.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2020 @ 1:02

    Hi, magkaroon pa po ba ng sched ng application for CPALE May 2020? As of now kasi, full na po ang slots for NCR. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2020 @ 3:32

    Hi. Is there any slot available for NCR po?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2020 @ 14:29

    Pwede pa po ba maextend yung filing for CPALE May 2020? Hindi po kasi maprocess TOR namin kasi wala pong pasok mga schools.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 3:50

    is this final?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 4:16

    Sana po mag update na kayo as soon as possible. Marami pa rin po kasing reviewees ang stranded sa Manila. Pls po

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 4:39

    If there's a possibility po of cancellation or postponement due to increasing cases of covid 19, i hope prc would consider proactive measures regarding this.Alot of review centers have cancelled their classes and a lot of reviewees went home to their respective provinces due to this lockdown.

    • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 5:00

      501 na po ang COVID cases sa ph. And given the trend tataas pa po yan. Final na talaga ang MAY CPALE? Please consider the postponement of MAY CPALE!

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 4:50

    Phramacist licensure exam was cancelled though their examination is in the end of april which is 26-27. Probably after april 15 there would be at least 1 month na adjustment or recovery period. Sana po advance tayo mag isip.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 5:50

    Hello, magrrelease pa po ba ng slots? Wala na po kasing available as of now.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 7:07

    PRC nag cancel kayo ng exam ng March to April dapat unahin pa rin ang mga naunang na cancel bago mga May exams. Hindi rin biro ang Covid. Take some considerations kasi i ririsk ng mga applicants ang sarili nila para makapag exam lang ng CPALE.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 9:22

    Please consider the postponement of MAY CPALE. Everyday tumataas ang may positive case ng COVID 19, at wala pa pong lunas. PRC cancelled March to April exams, but not the CPALE which is only a week away from the cancelled exam for April. Please consider the safety of the applicants.

  • bliss2020 Mar 24, 2020 @ 9:54

    just wanna ask po if magkakaroon pa po ng slots ang prc san fernando??
    please response po.. salamat

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 14:45


  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 @ 14:48

    Diba dapat kaming mga nauna ( Medtech,Let etc. applicants) ang mauunang magtake?? Bakit CPALE pa ang inaagahan niyo?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2020 @ 6:03


  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2020 @ 9:27

    Paano po yun. hindi kami nakapa sched ng appointment kasi wala pong pasok yung partner school na pagkukunan namin ng refresher cert.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2020 @ 1:28

    if cpale will push thru..does that mean all may board exams for civil and chemical engg will also push on first wk of may?pno po yung hindi pa nkapgfile?

  • Aspirant:) Mar 30, 2020 @ 8:53

    Tuloy po ba ang naka schedule na review sa may 5?

  • Unknown Apr 1, 2020 @ 5:53

    How about po ung hindi nakapag pa appoint? Full po kc ung slots sa ncr. I was checking it everyday pero wala parin pong slot.

  • Napsa Apr 17, 2020 @ 16:21

    Hi po..tuloy po ba talga yung sa MAY 2020 exam ng CPA?

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