The application period for the 11 June 2023 Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) will run on 13 March to 12 April, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.
The CSC advised interested applicants to file early, as it stressed that acceptance of applications will be on a first-come, first-served basis and may close any time before the deadline once the CSC Regional or Field Office (CSC RO/FO) has reached its target number of applicants.
There are 16 testing centers, one in each region, where applicants can choose to take the examination. They must coordinate with the CSC RO or FO with jurisdiction over their preferred testing center to know the applicable mode/s of filing the application and the corresponding procedures, as well as for the availability of slots. The directory of CSC ROs and FOs is available on the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph.
Applicants must strictly meet the following qualifications:
- Filipino citizen;
- At least 18 years old on the date of filing of application;
- Of good moral character;
- Has not been convicted by final judgement of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;
- Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and
- Holds a bachelor’s degree on the date of filing of application.
The requirements to be submitted include:
- Fully accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100, revised September 2016);
- Four (4) pieces of identical passport size ID pictures with name tag (read the examination advisory for the complete specifications);
- Original and photocopy of any of the following accepted ID cards: Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License/Student Driver’s Permit; Passport; PRC License; SSS ID; GSIS ID (UMID); Voter’s ID/Voter’s Certification; BIR ID (ATM type/TIN card type with picture); PhilHealth ID (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number); Company/Office ID; School ID; Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate; Postal ID; Barangay ID; NBI Clearance; Seaman’s Book; HDMF Transaction ID; PWD ID; Solo Parent ID; Senior Citizen’s ID; CSC Eligibility Card; Philippine Identification or PhilID Card;
- Duly accomplished Certificate of Consent/Release/Waiver; and
- Examination fee of PHP700.
The application form is available in CSC ROs/FOs, or it can be downloaded from the CSC website and printed on legal size bond paper.
For the complete text of application requirements and procedures, BCLTE applicants are advised to thoroughly read Examination Announcement No. 01, s. 2023 posted on the CSC website.
About the BCLTE
Administered by the CSC in cooperation with the Department of Finance-Bureau of Local Government Finance, the BCLTE is intended to establish a roster of eligibles for certain functional positions in government.
The resulting eligibility of this exam, the Local Treasurer Eligibility, is a second level eligibility appropriate for appointment only to Local Treasurer and Assistant Local Treasurer positions, and to positions under the Financial Services in the civil service, which do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by any Bar/Board or special law.
The BCLTE is part of the Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service Program of the Department of Finance, which seeks to professionalize the ranks and improve the competencies of treasurers. It is meant to improve the recruitment and selection process in the local treasury service.