The Bureau of Local Government Finance of the Department of Finance, in partnership with the Civil Service Commission (CSC), will conduct the second installment of the Local Treasury Examinations to be held on 26 November 2017 (Sunday) in the fifteen (15) officially-designated testing centers nationwide. Total of 7, 178 applicants are to take the examinations, with 6, 929 applicants for the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) and 249 for the Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE).
The BCLTE, ICLTE and ACLTE are the required three-level assessment under the Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) flagship program. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III is in full support of the SEAL program’s goal of professionalizing the local treasurers in the country by creating a pool of competent professionals from both the government and the private sector.
The Local Treasurer Eligibility (LTE) shall be conferred to the successful BCLTE examinees. Passers of the ICLTE will be eligible to take the highest level of certification, the Advance Competency for Local Treasury Service (ACLTE), which is to be launched in 2018. Successful ACLTE examinees shall be awarded with a SEAL 3 certification, a huge advantage in securing the top positions in the Local Treasury Offices in the Component and Highly Urbanized Cities.
In 2015, out of the 2, 994 examinees, Atty. Julaida T. Caddawan-Pancho, CPA and Treasurer of the Province of Apayao of the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR), topped the BCLTE with a grade of 92.27% and was awarded with a SEAL 1 certification. – BLGF