CSC suspends application filing for fire, penology, local treasury exams

/ 10:25 AM March 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Thursday it is suspending the filing of applications for Fire Officer Examination (FOE), Penology Officer Examination (POE), and Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) that are scheduled on June 21.

CSC said the filing of applications is suspended “until further notice.”


“Originally scheduled from 31 March to 30 April, the application period has been suspended in view of the Enhanced Community Quarantine being implemented in Luzon, as well as the community quarantine in other localities in the country, due to the coronavirus disease-2019 or COVID-19 pandemic,” it said in a statement.

Interested applications are advised to keep themselves updated on further announcements and advisories to be posted on the CSC website or Facebook page, or the official Facebook pages of the various CSC regional offices.


Fire Officer Eligibility and the Penology Officer Eligibility are both second level eligibilities “specific and appropriate for second level ranks in the fire protection and jail management and penology services.”

These eligibility, however, are not required for ranks under the Philippine National Police.

The BCLTE, meanwhile, is part of the Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) Program of the Department of Finance (DOF).

“The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the BCLTE shall be called Local Treasurer Eligibility, a second level eligibility only appropriate for appointment to Local Treasurer and Assistant Local Treasurer positions, and to positions under the Financial Services that do not require the practice of the profession and are not covered by Bar/Board or special laws,” according to CSC.

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