Ontario CPA-Accredited Path
The CPA profession partners with select post-secondary institutions (PSIs) to develop programs that provide exemptions from some or all of the modules in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), depending on the level of accreditation received. There are no exemptions to the Common Final Exam (CFE) or practical experience requirements.
CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP)
Some Ontario post-secondary institutions offer CPA-Accredited Programs that deliver part of the CPA PEP through a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. Students on this path must complete any CPA PEP modules not completed through their Accredited Program, in addition to the Common Final Examination and practical experience requirements.
Entering the CPA PEP
If you are a student in a CPA-Accredited Program, do not proceed with the steps outlined in
Common Final Examination (CFE)
The CFE is the culmination of the CPA PEP and consists of a three-day examination. Students must demonstrate depth in either Financial Reporting or Management
CPA Ontario Practical Experience Requirements
To complete the CPA-Accredited Path, students must complete 30 months of relevant practical experience through a Pre-Approved Program (PPR) and/or the Experience Verification Route (EVR).
Visit CPA Canada for a downloadable list of PSIs accredited by the CPA profession.