Manila, March 18, 2016 --- The Professional Regulation Commission, together with the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy, issued PRBOA Resolution # 262, Series of 2015 entitled “Reduced the number of the BLECPA subjects that are included in the scope of the Board Licensure Examination for Certified Public Accountant from seven (7) to six (6)” which effective on March 9, 2016.
Pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 9298, otherwise known as the Philippine Accountancy Act of 2004, the Board has the power to revise, exclude or add new subjects in licensure examination as the need arises.
The subjects in the BLECPA have remained unchanged since 1975 and are now long overdue for revision to take into account the requirements of the current times. Before the proposed revisions, the PRBOA conducted a series of consultations with the members of the academe and other stakeholders to outline the new subjects for the BLECPA. The revision does not depart radically from the present content of the BLECPA subjects.
This decision has been concluded to rationalize and integrate related subjects for better comprehension and more effective application of the theory into practice.