CPA Canada Plagiarism Policy
The CPA Canada Plagiarism Policy is a national plagiarism policy that applies to learners in the CPA preparatory courses and CPA Professional Education Program. The policy was developed nationally to ensure consistency between all regions and programs. In Western Canada, the CPA Canada Plagiarism Policy came into in effect in January 2018.
When starting CPA preparatory courses and CPA PEP, each learner agrees to a training contract, which includes declarations concerning plagiarism. Further information regarding academic honesty can be found in the CPA Canada Plagiarism Policy.
CPAWSB Professional Conduct Policy
All learners are expected to behave and communicate professionally during their interactions with other learners, CPAWSB staff, or contractors. All CPAWSB learners are expected to display high standards of ethical behavior and integrity.
The CPA profession discusses professional conduct policies applicable to Learners in the CPA PEP and CPA preparatory courses in its harmonized education policies.
CPAWSB does not condone or tolerate any conduct, comment, gesture, or contact that may be considered derogatory, discriminatory, or harassment. CPAWSB staff and contractors will end interactions with learners demonstrating unprofessional behavior and instances of unprofessional conduct may result in disciplinary action.
CPA Profession Bylaws and Policies
A provincial CPA body is the provincial or territorial governing and regulatory body for CPA members and CPA learners. Each CPA body also has codes/bylaws/legislation that learners under its governance may be subject to.
Academic Integrity is taken very seriously at the School because of the strong link between academic integrity and professional integrity. Someone who is willing to take a shortcut while preparing an assignment may be more likely to compromise ethical standards as a professional. If you feel like your work may have been plagiarized, it is best to report it rather than turn a blind eye.
Have you ever been ready to hand in an assignment but been unsure if you’ve accidently plagiarized?
Below we outline some tools and methods to help you check your own work for plagiarism, make corrections, and avoid the unnecessary penalties.
Questions about academic integrity can arise when you don’t know what exactly needs to be cited, and when you must give credit to someone else.
To help answer those questions, we define common knowledge and outline when to give credit below.
This is the first in a two-part series about writing in your own words and citing sources.
Your assignments are an opportunity for you to demonstrate that you understand the concepts and ideas that you are supposed to be learning in your courses or modules. Pasting quotes from textbooks or other sources doesn’t allow you to demonstrate that understanding.