CPA preparatory courses use Surpass, a special "lockdown" software, for examinations. Students must install, verify and update Surpass, as required. Learn more
CPA preparatory course examination results are posted on Brightspace (D2L) approximately two weeks after each exam. Students are permitted three attempts per course. Students who are unsuccessful after three attempts may complete the requirements through a post-secondary institution.
Reviews and Appeals
Students who are unsuccessful at core courses may submit a request for review of their examination results by enrolling in an appeal event through the Preparatory Course enrolment portal within three business days of the release of the final results. A fee of $100 plus HST applies for all reviews. Reviews take approximately ten business days. If the review is successful, the fee will be refunded.
Students who receive a final grade of 49.5 to 59.4 per cent in core courses are eligible to rewrite the examination. Eligible students will be contacted approximately one month before the examination period with details on how to enrol. The rewrite examination counts as a course attempt. Students who are unsuccessful at the rewrite examination for their second course attempt will need to retake the full course. Note: rewrite examinations are not deferrable. If a student does not attempt the rewrite examination in the semester immediately following the original attempt, they must attempt the entire course again.
Students may withdraw from a CPA preparatory course or exam by "enrolling" in a withdrawal through the Preparatory Course enrolment portal. By enrolling in a withdrawal, students accept the terms laid out in the refund policy.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Students are subject to the refund and cancellation policy of CPA Ontario for CPA preparatory courses. Students wishing to withdraw from a preparatory course may do so on our enrolment portal. Students wishing to withdraw from a course should read the refund policy in the enrolment guide for the CPA preparatory courses.
For a list of all fees, please refer to the Member's Handbook, Regulation 4-2.