The CPA Certification Program consists of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), the Common Final Exam (CFE) and 30 months of paid practical experience. CPA preparatory courses are not part of the CPA Certification Program, but are offered by CPAWSB as an available option to complete any outstanding prerequisite courses that are required for entry into CPA PEP.
*Note: Clicking on COURSE REGSITRATION SCHEDULES or MODULE REGISTRATION SCHEDULES above will take you to the Current Learners section of the CPAWSB website.
The CPA Certification Program was developed nationally by CPA Canada and is delivered by provincial or regional bodies across Canada.
In Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut), CPAWSB delivers the education and examination components, while the CPA provincial bodies* administer the practical experience requirements.
*Yukon residents are administered by CPA British Columbia; Northwest Territory and Nunavut residents are administered by CPA Alberta.