If A will take the bar examinations in 2023 or later, he/she is required to undergo CLEP. He/She may take up CLEP any time prior to taking the 2023 or later bar examinations.


Please refer to Sec. 14 of the Rule re: Effectivity – 

This rule shall take effect at the start of Academic Year2 020-2021 following its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation. The requirements under second paragraph of Section 5, Rule 138 as amended by A.M. No. 19-03-24-SC dated June 25, 2019 shall apply to bar examination applicants commencing the 2023 bar examinations.