TOP 10: October 2021 CPA Board Exam Topnotchers

MANILA – The list of topnotchers or the top 10 examinees in the October 2021 CPA board exam are available at this website as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Accountancy releases the full results in five (5) working days after the administration of exams.

The CPALE were conducted on October 10-12, 2021 in testing centers nationwide including Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao  and Zamboanga 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.

Meanwhile, the October 2021 schedule of CPA board exams in the National Capital Region/ Metro Manila was postponed and rescheduled on December 16-18, 2021 “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″.

List of Topnotchers

PRC recognizes the top 10 examinees who garnered the highest examination ratings in any of its administered licensure exam. Shown below is the complete list of October 2021 CPALE top 10 examinees/ topnotchers including the school they’re from as well as their rating. The list is courtesy of PRC.

RankNameSchoolRating (%)

CPA Board Exam 2021 Results Summary

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 October 20, 2021 or six (6) 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 from November 16 to November 19, 2021.

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 Certified Public Accountant licensure exams 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.

Previous Topnotchers

Here is the list of CPA topnotchers (Top 1) in previous years:

October 2019Justine Louie Bautista SantiagoUniversity of Santo Tomas90.33%
May 2019Josemaria Alvaro Cabarrus FontillasDe La Salle University – Manila89.83%
October 2018Lahaira Amy Cayog ReyesUniversity of Santo Tomas91.83%
May 2018Jayson Ong ChanSaint Paul School of Professional Studies – PALO92.50%
October 2017Alfonso Solomon Ramos MagnoUniversity of Santo Tomas91.33%
May 2017Vianca Pearl Inot Amores
Marianato Jesus Berdin Del Rio
University of San Carlos92.67%


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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7 comments… add one
  • CPA 2021 Oct 18, 2021 @ 12:03

    I claim and receive it!! In Jesus Name! Thank you Lord ????

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2021 @ 0:56

    Kasama sa TOP 10 CPA passer cutie❤️

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2021 @ 19:31


    • Anonymous Oct 19, 2021 @ 19:53

      Congrats to the 361 passers and to all takers! I’m rooting for your future endeavors! Sa susunod, kami naman po, cutieeee. Puhon ????

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2021 @ 20:52

    14 percent last CPALE, and then 15 percent this year. Your standards are too damn high but your exam system is poorly made! It’s just plain pretentious. For what?? to make it ostensibly seem as if the CPALE is the hardest board exam in the Philippines??? PRETENTIOUS!

    • Anonymous Oct 19, 2021 @ 21:02

      Correct…npaka daming errors s questions…ung mga tables distored…ung mga forms n nilagay outdated

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2021 @ 20:57

    Low wages, difficult retention policies, horrible working conditions, and overly competitive environment. Now add low passing rate.
    When the situation is design to make you fail, is it still the students’ fault if they don’t become accountants, or are we just unnecessarily making the system difficult for prestige?
    I’m not an accountant, even far from it. But I’ve hired some and the horror stories they share are.. horrifying.

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