CPA Preparatory Courses
Preparatory courses allow aspiring accountants to gain some or all of the prerequisites required for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).
Delivered on a part-time basis for maximum flexibility and accessibility, the preparatory courses are offered online or in a classroom setting and are currently offered in four semesters each year. You need to complete only the courses you require.
|preparatory course||code||Preparatory Course||Code|
|Introductory Financial Accounting||IFA||Intermediate Financial Reporting 1||IF1|
|Introductory Management Accounting||IMA||Intermediate Financial Reporting 2||IF2*|
|Economics||ECO||Advanced Financial Reporting||AFR*|
|Business Law||BUL||Audit and Assurance||AUA*|
|Intermediate Management Accounting||MMA*|
Grade and GPA Requirements
An overall GPA of 65 per cent in the core courses is required for admission into the CPA PEP, with a minimum grade of 60 per cent in each core course and 50 per cent in non-core courses. Courses are also subject to Currency of Education — refer to the Harmonized Education Policies (HEP), Vol.1 and 3, for more information.
Schedule and Fees
Refer to the 2018 Preparatory Courses Schedule for information on enrolment deadlines, course dates and fees.
To enrol in a preparatory course you must first be registered as a student with CPA Ontario. Visit Get Started for more information, or refer to the preparatory course enrolment guide for the CPA preparatory courses.
Already a Student?
Log in to the Preparatory Course Enrolment Portal with your CPA Ontario ID and follow the instructions.