POSTPONED: October 2021 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam (CPALE) in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has postponed the conduct of the October 2021 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam (CPALE) in testing centers located in National Capital Region (NCR)/ Metro Manila.

The postponed CPALE in NCR are re-scheduled on December 16-18, 2021.

The PRC’s postponement of October 2021 CPALE is due to the extension of General Community Quarantine Alert Level 4 in Metro Manila. To quote,

In view of the extension of the General Community Quarantine Alert Level 4 in the National Capital Region (NCR) until October 15, 2021, and following the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) guidelines on the pilot implementation of alert level system for COVID-19 response prohibiting the conduct of examination activities in areas classified under Alert Level 4, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) advises the public that the October 10, 11, and 12, 2021 Certified Public Accountants Licensure Examination (CPALE) in NCR has been rescheduled to December 16, 17, and 18, 2021.

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Meanwhile, CPALE will proceed as scheduled on October 10-12, 2021 at testing centers located in Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

2021 CPA Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the schedule of the 2021 CPA 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

Board Exams for 2021

Here is the updated list of 2021 board exams including their re-scheduled/ new date(s) of exams.

No.ProgramOld SchedNew Sched
1Medical TechnologistJanuary 21-22, 2021
2Sanitary EngineersJanuary 25-27, 2021
3VeterinarianFebruary 3-4, 2021
4Social WorkerFebruary 10-12, 2021
5GeologistFebruary 16-18, 2021
6Qualifying Assessment of Foreign Medical ProfessionalsMarch 5-12, 2021
7PhysicianMarch 7,8,14 & 15, 2021
8Respiratory TherapistMarch 10-11, 2021
9MedTechMarch 17-18, 2021
10Optometrist (Written)March 21-23, 2021
11PharmacistApril 25-26, 2021
12Radiologic TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
12X-Ray TechnologistApril 11-12, 2021May 16-17, 2021
13Naval Architect and Marine EngineerJune 7-9, 2021
14PharmacistApril 25-26, 2021June 29-31, 2021
15Nurses (NLE)May 30 & 31, 2021July 3-4, 2021
16Metallurgical EngineerJuly 5-7, 2021
17VeterinarianAugust 4-6, 2021
18Mining EngineerJuly 12-14, 2021August 9-11, 2021
19Mechanical Engineer (ME)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM)February 27-28, 2021August 15-16, 2021
20Social WorkerAugust 24-26, 2021
21Architecture ALEJanuary 29 & 30, 2021June 25 & 27, 2021
August 27 & 29, 2021
22Sanitary EngineerAugust 31, Sept. 1-2, 2021
23Registered Electrical Engineer (REE)April 20-21, 2021September 5-6, 2021
Registered Master Electrician (RME)April 22, 2021September 7, 2021
24LibrarianSeptember 8-9, 2021
25Physician (Postponed in Manila & Tuguegarao)September 11-12, 18-19, 2021
26Qualifying Assessment of Foreign Medical Professionals (Postponed-Manila)September 13 & 20, 2021
27Respiratory Therapist (Postponed in Manila)September 15-16, 2021
28Real Estate Appraiser (Postponed in Baguio, Iloilo, Pagadian, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga)June 2, 2021September 22, 2021
29Professional Teachers LET (Postponed in Manila, Butuan, Lucena & Romblon)March 28, 20211st Batch – September 26, 2021
2nd Batch – January 30, 2022
3rd Batch – March 27, 2022
4th Batch – June 26, 2022
30Agricultural and BioSystems EngineerSeptember 29-30, 2021
31Metallurgical EngineerOctober 2-4, 2021
32Chemical EngineerMay 11-13, 2021October 3-5, 2021
33Fisheries TechnologistOctober 6-7, 2021
34Certified Public Accountant (CPALE)May 16, 17, & 23, 2021October 10, 11, and 12, 2021
35Ocular PharmacologyOctober 12, 2021
36Nutritionists-DietitiansAugust 9 & 10, 2021October 17-18, 2021
37ForesterAugust 12-13, 2021October 20-21, 2021
38Electronics Engineer (ECE)April 14-15, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)April 16, 2021October 26, 2021
39Electronics Engineer (ECE)October 23-24, 2021October 24-25, 2021
Electronics Technician (ECT)October 25, 2021October 26, 2021
40Physician Licensure Exam in NCR/TuguegaraoSeptember 2021October 30-31 and November 1-2, 2021
41Customs BrokerNovember 3-4, 2021
42MidwiferyNovember 7-8, 2021
43AgriculturistNovember 8-11, 2021
44Civil Engineering (CE)May 2-3, 2021November 14-15, 2021
45Aeronautical EngineerNovember 16-18, 2021
46Nurse (NLE)November 20 & 21, 2021November 21 & 22, 2021
47PharmacistNovember 25 & 26, 2021
48Dental Hygienist (Written Phase)May 19, 2021November 23, 2021
Dental Hygienist (Practical Phase)May 20, 2021November 24, 2021
49Dentist (Written Phase)May 5-7, 2021November 28-30, 2021
Dentist (Practical Phase)May 25-28, 2021December 1-4 & 7-10, 2021
50Physical Therapist (PT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
Occupational Therapist (OT)February 7-8, 2021December 5-6, 2021
51Dental Technologist (Written Phase)December 8, 2021December 16, 2021
Dental Technologist (Practical Phase)December 9-10, 2021December 17-18, 2021
52Real Estate Consultant (Written)February 4, 2021July 21, 2021
December 9, 2021
53CriminologyJune 13, 14 & 15, 2021December 12, 13 & 14, 2021
54 Certified Public Accountant (CPALE) in NCROctober 10, 11 & 12, 2021December 16, 17 & 18, 2021
55Radiologic TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
56X-Ray TechnologistDecember 20-21, 2021
57Geodetic EngineerOctober 6-7, 2021December 22-23, 2021
58Real Estate Consultant (Revalida)February 15-19, 2021July 22-26, 2021
January 2022
59Optometry (Written Phase)October 12, 13 & 14, 2021December 2022
Optometry (Practical Phase)
For examinees who finished the OLE – Written Phase on October 12, 13, & 14, 2021
October 20, 21, & 22, 2021January 2022
Optometry (Practical Phase)
For examinees who finished the OLE – Written Phase last March 21, 22, & 23, 2021
October 20, 21, & 22, 2021January 2022
60MedTechAugust 21-22, 2021January 15-16, 2022
61Environmental PlannerJuly 27 & 28, 2021February 2022
62Real Estate BrokersApril 18, 2021July 21, 2021
April 2022
63Interior DesignerJune 29-30 & July 1, 2021Year 2022
64Landscape ArchitectJuly 6-7, 2021Year 2022
65Master PlumberFebruary 20-21, 2021July 18-19, 2021
July 2022
66PsychologistFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
67PsychometriciansFebruary 23-24, 2021August 1-2, 2021
Year 2022
68Guidance CounselorAugust 18-19, 2021Year 2022

Source: PRC (This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.)

PRC has released the schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on November 2020 through Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020. These includes the opening of online processing, deadline of filing, target release of results, among other important announcements.

Questions?

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  • anonymous Oct 5, 2021 @ 6:37

    Let the will of God prevail.

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