SCHEDULE: May 2021 CPA Board Exam/ CPALE, Online Application, Date of Exam

Manila, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the board of Accountancy announces the schedule of exams and online application details for May 2021 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam (CPALE).

The first schedule of board exams for Accountants will be held on May 16, 17 & 23, 2021 at designated testing locations in NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

Applications started on December 28, 2020 and will end on March 31, 2021.

Name of ExaminationDate of ExamDayPlacesOpening and Deadline of Applications
Certified Public AccountantsMay 16, 17 & 23Sunday, Monday, SaturdayNCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaDecember 28, 2020 to March 31, 2021

PRC has released the complete schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL

WHAT TO BRING ON EXAMINATION DAY

  • Notice of Admission
  • Official Receipt
  • Two or more pencils (No. 2)
  • Ball pens with black ink only
  • One (1) piece long brown envelope
  • One (1) piece long transparent/plastic envelope (for keeping your valuables
  • and other allowed items)
  • Health Forms (Pursuant to Memorandum No. 68, series of 2020)
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Results, if applicable, or Certificate of Quarantine (Pursuant to Resolution No. 21, series of 2020)

RT-PCR TESTING

Per Memorandum No. 68 series of 2020, entitled “Updated Guidelines on the Strict Health Protocols to be Observed in the Conduct of Licensure Exams during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, examinees and examination personnel who fall under the following groups shall undergo the mandatory Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing from any of the Department of Health (DOH) accredited facilities three to five (3-5) days before the examination date/s:

1.1. Suspect cases; or

1.2. Individuals with relevant history of travel and exposure (or contact), whether symptomatic or asymptomatic; and

1.3. Health care workers with possible exposure, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic.

The following exposures should have happened two (2) days before or within fourteen (14) days from onset of symptoms of a confirmed or probable case:

1.3.1. Face-to-face contact with a confirmed case within one (1) meter and for more than fifteen (15) minutes;

1.3.2. Direct physical contact with a confirmed case;

1.3.3. Direct care for a patient with probable or confirmed COVID-19 disease without using proper personal protective equipment.

In this case, examinees and examination personnel shall be required to submit the result of their RT-PCR tests.

Only those examinees with negative results shall be allowed to take the examination.

However, if an examinee or examination personnel does not fall in the above-mentioned conditions, he/she may undergo a 14-day quarantine period wherein he/she is asymptomatic for at least 14 days prior to the scheduled examination date/s, provided that he/she has no close contact or exposure to the aforementioned cases, he/she shall be allowed to take/assist the examination in the absence of RT-PCR test. A Certificate of Quarantine or its equivalent signed by any of the following shall be submitted instead:

2.1. Any licensed Physician (government or private physician);

2.2. Municipal Health Officer, Provincial Health Officer or City Health Officer;

2.3. Barangay Officer visiting the examinee’s residence attesting that he/she has been in quarantine for 14 days.

3. Examinees coming from other countries should be able to quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative RT-PCR test result whichever is shorter.

4. All examination personnel including the PNP/PRC Security Officers assigned in the Confidential Printing Room (CPR) and those assigned to transport and secure the test materials in various testing venues shall undergo the RT-PCR test to assure their safety as well as to those involved in the administration of examination. Only those mentioned personnel with negative RT-PCR result and Certificate of Quarantine shall be allowed to assist/administer the same.

HEALTH STANDARDS FOR EXAMINEES AND EXAMINATION PERSONNEL

1. All examinees and examination personnel shall enforce the following precautionary measures among themselves:

  • Observe physical distancing of two (2) meters between examinees. Examinees shall be restricted to their assigned seat;
  • Wear face mask (at least 3-ply surgical mask, preferably N95 mask) and face shield at all times;
  • Bring 70% ethyl alcohol for hand disinfection;
  • Wear latex gloves for exam personnel handling the test questionnaires.

2. Examinee shall submit the duly accomplished Informed Consent (Annex A) and Health Declaration (Annex B) forms with the Notice of Admission (NOA) and the negative RT-PCR test result/Quarantine Certificate to the proctor on the examination day.

Informed Consent and Health Declaration Forms can be downloaded on the PRC official website (www.prc.gov.ph);

3. Examinees and examination personnel shall bring their own meals (pre-packed meal/snack and drink) to be eaten during breaks, while being in their assigned seats.

Face masks will only be removed when taking meals or drinks. Windows will be opened to improve ventilation during breaks;

4. Examinees shall bring their own pens, pencils and erasers. Borrowing from seatmate is not allowed to prevent cross-contamination;

5. Talking and loitering are prohibited in the hallways or in the examination room.

PREVIOUS CPALE

In the last CPALE/ 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 topped the list of topnotchers garnering 90.33% rating followed by Marlou Borbn 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.

During the May 2019 CPALE, 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.

PROGRAM CPALE MAY 2021

Here is the complete program for May 2021 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam from the Professional Regulation Commission:

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