THE Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) has secured the accreditation of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as a professional development program provider, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).
DOF Undersecretary Gil Beltran said that with this accreditation, courses and training programs offered by the PTA can be credited as continuing professional development (CPD) units for certified public accountants (CPAs).
“The training programs offered by the PTA will be submitted to the PRC for approval and accreditation,” Beltran said in his report to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during a recent DOF executive committee (Execom) meeting.
Beltran also reported during the meeting that the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is studying a plan to donate a lot to the PTA at the New Clark City, in line with BCDA’s goal of hosting “a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers and innovators” in this future metropolis in Central Luzon.
Several educational institutions, among them the University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), Philippine Science High School (PSHS) and the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) are planning on setting up campuses in New Clark City, Beltran said.
Earlier, Beltran said the PTA is exploring a partnership with the Centre of Development Studies of the UK-based University of Cambridge and has partnered with the UP-Los Baños (UPLB) to raise the standards of its course offerings designed to hone the professionalism of the country’s revenue officers. (PR)