PDPA Module Overview
The PDPA module covers the technical knowledge required for public accounting registration, including tax, assurance, financial reporting, finance, and strategy and governance. It is mandatory for members seeking post-certification public accounting registration in jurisdictions with no tiered registration, and for audit and review registration in jurisdictions offering tiered registration.
It is a self-study module that consists of reading resources, practice problems, and multiple-choice questions covering the CPA Competency Map at the elective level.
The PDPA module is designed as a preparatory module and candidates must complete it to be eligible to write the PDPA examination.
15 - 20 Hours
Weekly study time to complete the assigned learning resources over an eight week duration. The time estimate does not include review of prerequisite knowledge.
The PDPA module is self-study and does not include access to a facilitator. There are no deadlines, assignment submissions, or workshops. You will have access to an unmonitored discussion board to communicate with other participants.
The PDPA examination consists of objective format questions testing the required technical knowledge for public accounting registration. See the PDPA Examination Blueprint for more information, including competencies covered.