MC 2020-08 | Accreditation of Cooperative External Auditors and Cooperative Training Providers During Community Quarantine Period

Pursuant to Proclamation 929, Declaring A State of Calamity Throughout the Philippines Due to Corona Virus Disease 2019,  Executive Order No. 112 was issued on April 30, 2020, entitled “Imposing an Enhanced Community Quarantine in High-Risk Geographic Areas of the Philippines and a General Community Quarantine in the Rest of the Country from 01 to 15 May 2020, Adopting the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation Thereof, and for Other Purposes”, Section 4 of which states that “(a)ll departments, agencies and instrumentalities of the government, including state colleges and universities, government-owned or controlled corporations, government financial institutions, and LGUs are directed to render full assistance to and cooperation with each other and mobilize necessary resources for the implementation of the ECQ and GCQ pursuant to this Order”, the following guidelines are hereby issued:

  • Application for accreditation of external auditors and training providers.
  • Applicants may submit their applications and the corresponding documents to the CDA Regional Offices through E-MAIL;
  • Scanned copies of the documents must be sent to the following emails:
Region Regional Office Emaill Address
CAR CAR Regional Office [email protected]
I Dagupan Regional Office [email protected]
II Tuguegarao Regional Office [email protected]
III Pampanga Regional Office [email protected]
NCR Manila Regional Office [email protected]
IV-A Calamba Regional Office [email protected]
IV-B MIMAROPA Regional Office [email protected]
V Naga Regional Office [email protected]
VI Iloilo Regional Office [email protected]
VII Cebu Regional  Office [email protected]
VIII Tacloban Regional  Office [email protected]
IX Pagadian Regional  Office [email protected]
X Cagayan de Oro Regional  Office [email protected]
XI Davao Regional Office [email protected]
XII Kidapawan Regional Office [email protected]
XIII CARAGA Regional Office [email protected]
  • Conduct of mandatory training for cooperative officers.
  • The accredited cooperative training providers (ATPs) may conduct trainings online or through virtual format.
  • ATPs may choose to adopt web-based trainings, webinars or other available virtual platforms, or a combination of virtual and homework, whichever is/are most effective in the delivery of trainings for cooperative officers.
  • ATPs shall still comply with the required contents and minimum number of hours per training by submitting documentary evidence proving compliance thereto.
  • ATPs shall submit periodic reports through the CDA Regional Offices’ email addresses.
  • As to the other requirements, CEAs and ATPs may refer to  Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2019-10, Revised Guidelines on the Accreditation of Cooperative External Auditors; MC No. 2015-10, Revised Guidelines on the Accreditation of Cooperative Training Providers; and MC No. 2015-09, Revised Guidelines Implementing the New Training Requirements of Cooperative Officers.

This Order shall take effect immediately.

Approved per CDA BOD Resolution No. 121, S-2020 dated May 13, 2020.


For the Board of Directors: