- Three or Four-year undergraduate or master’s degree in any area of study
(Note: A three-year undergraduate degree is usually equivalent to 90 credit hours and master’s degrees are typically equivalent to 60 credit hours. They may meet the degree requirement but will likely not meet the 120 credit hour degree requirement. Additional post-secondary education will need to be submitted to meet the 120 credit hour requirement)
- Canadian or internationally-recognized degrees accepted
For International Degree and IFAC member applicant types, the Canadian degree equivalency requirements outlined above will be determined and verified by submitting a third-party evaluation report as outlined in the admission steps for both of these applicant types.
An applicant without a degree and with at least eight years of relevant, full-time experience in any of the CPA technical competency areas: Financial Reporting, Strategy and Governance (Performance Management), Management Accounting, Audit and Assurance, Finance, and Taxation may qualify for entry into CPA PEP with Mature Status.
The 14 prerequisites are required, either through education transfer credit or CPA preparatory courses to be eligible for entry into CPA PEP.