The Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) is conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in partnership with the Department of Finance-Bureau of Local Government Finance (DOF-BLGF) that will further assess and professionalize the qualifications of professionals in the local treasury sector.
The BCLTE intends to establish a Register of Eligibles (ROE) from which appointment and certification to positions as Local Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer, as well as positions in the Financial Services in the civil service, can be made, providing the eligibles meet the qualifications and other criteria of the office. The BCLTE was launched in December 2015 and is available to current DOF-BLGF employees as well as private citizens involved in local treasury operations.
Civil Service Eligibility of the BCLTE
The public service eligibility obtained by passing the BCLTE would be referred to as the Local Treasury Eligibility. Which is second-level eligibility and is ONLY valid for appointment to the offices of Local Treasurer and Assistant Local Treasurer, as well as positions in the Financial Sector that do not require professional experience and are not protected by the Bar/Board or Special Laws.
BCLTE 2021 Examinee qualifications
Any candidate who wants to pass the BCLTE exam and then is issued Local Treasury Eligibility must fulfill the following qualifications:
- The applicant would have to be a Filipino citizen;
- The applicant must be at least 18 years old on the day the application is filed;
- The applicant is of good moral character;
- The applicant has not been convicted by a final decision of an offense or felony involving moral turpitude, disgraceful or unethical behavior, dishonesty, examination irregularity, intoxication, or addiction to drugs;
- The applicant has not been dishonorably relieved of duty from military service or fired without reason from any government civilian position; and
- At the time of application, the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree.
- If the Civil Service Commission (CSC) finds that the candidate is ineligible for the test, it will revoke the application’s approval. Any costs paid by the claimant will be forfeited by the Commission.
- Those with dual citizenship under RA 9925 can apply for and take the examination upon submission of an original copy of the Bureau of Immigration’s Certificate of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship, as well as meeting all requirements necessary for the examination.
- The CSC allows applicants with pending disciplinary and criminal cases to take the test, and if they succeed, they will be given eligibility. If they are proven guilty, however, their qualifications will be forfeited depending on the sanctions specified in the judgment as well as applicable Civil Service laws and regulations.
Please prepare the following BCLTE requirements before you proceed to the CSC Office to submit your application:
- An application form that is fully accomplished (CS Form No. 100, September 2016 Revision).
- The applicant must indicate the classification of the examination under “Others.”
- The signature and thumbmark spaces must be left empty. In the presence of the CSC processor, you will sign the application form.
- Four (4) pcs. passport size photos
- Please carry both the original and a photocopy of your valid ID. Check out this post for the list IDs that the CSC acknowledges.
- For applicants with dual citizenship, bring your certificate of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship (original and copy).
- Examination fee of Php 700.00 (non-refundable)
BCLTE Coverage and corresponding weight
The BCLTE covers the following subjects. Below, all the important topics are mentioned along with their corresponding weight of the final score they represent.
1. General Ability – 25%
- RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees
- Verbal aptitude
- Analytical ability
- Management and Leadership
2. Specialized/Technical Area – 75%
- Mobilization of Resources
- Principles of Local Taxation
- Real Property Tax
- Business and Local Taxes
- Regulatory Fees and Charges and Local Economic Enterprises
- LGU Credit Financing
- Local Treasury Services Management
- Safekeeping of Records and Local Funds
- Analysis and Preparation of Treasury and Treasury-Related Reports
- Coordinating and Communicating Local Treasury Matters with Stakeholders (10%)
- Management of Other PFM Areas
- Management of Fund Transfers and Inter-Government
BCLTE Exam Filing of application
File your application in person at a CSC Regional Office (RO) or Field office (FO) near you where you plan to take the exam. Please submit a full list of submission requirements. Applicants with missing requirements would not be considered.
Please dress accordingly when submitting the document. Do not wear a sleeveless shirt/blouse, shorts, or slippers.
BCLTE Passing rate and release of results
To pass the BCLTE and gain Local Treasury Eligibility, you must have a general score of at least 80.00. The list of qualified candidates will be available on the CSC website 41 days after the test.
You can request the Certificate of Eligibility one month after the list of passers is issued, or as stated in the corresponding advisory/issuance. Nonetheless, before visiting the CSC Regional Office/Field Office, you can check with the CSC-Regional Office or Field Office to see if your credential is already valid.
BCLTE Exam 2021 schedule
Unfortunately, The Philippine Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination 2021 or BCLTE 2021, which was scheduled from March 31, 2020, to April 30, 2020, has been postponed until further notice due to the impact of the pandemic – as well as the quarantine protocols that have been implemented in the country.
Here is a full list of contact details for all CSC-Regional and Field offices. You could also check the Civil Service Commission’s official website for the latest news and updates regarding the BCLTE.