2. Experience Verification Route (EVR)
In the EVR, students may earn practical experience through the role they are employed in. Each role requires assessment and approval by CPA Ontario in order to be recognized toward practical experience requirements. Throughout the practical experience term, each student is required to submit a pre-assessment and at least two detailed experience reports, verified by their supervisor, in order for CPA Ontario to assess their role and progression towards meeting the practical experience requirements. Students must also complete self-assessment and meet with their mentors on a semi-annual basis. Students in EVR may ask any CPA in good standing to be their mentor.
Keep in mind: A CPA Ontario mentor must be approved by CPA Ontario before the student can have their practical experience recognized. Employers can support their EVR students by helping them find CPA mentors within their organizations, providing them time away from their work to write examinations, and/or providing them with work opportunities to develop the required competencies that may be outside of their current roles/responsibilities.