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Non-core courses are offered through open enrollment. You are able to register for non-core courses any day of the year. Non-core courses are self-study and the final exam must be written on a scheduled exam date, at a CPAWSB exam centre, within one year of the initial course registration date. You can select from one of five examination dates that are available throughout the year.

Access to course materials is granted within five business days of the course registration date. Online learning materials include an e-textbook, student notes, practice problems, and more. Access to a facilitator is also provided. The required study time per week is an estimated 15 to 20 hours per course, if you plan to write the final exam in the same semester that you started the course. 

The final grade is calculated based solely on the final exam mark and a grade of 50 per cent or higher is required to successfully pass each course.

Non-core courses:

  • introductory Financial Accounting (IFA) 
  • Introductory Management Accounting* (IMA) 
  • Economics (ECO) 
  • Statistics (STA) 
  • Business Law (BUL) 

Non-redesigned Core courses are offered five times annually and include six structured instructional weeks and culminate in a final exam. The final exam must be written at a CPAWSB exam centre, within one year of the initial course registration date on one of five examination dates available throughout the year.

Access to course materials is granted via the online portal no later than the Friday before the course starts. Online learning materials include weekly notes, pre-recorded lectures, practice problems and more. Weekly activities include quizzes and mandatory projects. The required study time per week is an estimated 15 to 20 hours per course.

You must achieve a final course grade of at least 60 percent and a final exam grade of at least 50 percent to pass a core course. The final grade is calculated based on mandatory projects, quizzes, and the final exam.  

Non-redesigned core preparatory courses:  

  • Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR)
  • Corporate Finance (COF)
  • Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA)
  • Performance Management (PMA)

Redesigned Core courses are offered five times annually. Each redesigned course includes six units and then culminates in a final exam. The final exam must be written at a CPAWSB exam centre, within one year of the initial course registration date. You can select from one of five examination dates that are available throughout the year.

Students receive access to course materials via the online portal no later than the Friday before the course starts. Within each of the six units, students complete course activities and learn through interactive and adaptive SmartBooks, e-lessons, practice problems, task-based simulations, and unit quizzes. Students need to achieve a minimum overall grade of 75 percent on the course activities by the end of the six-week course to be eligible to write the exam. The required study time per week is an estimated 15 to 20 hours per course. 

The final grade is calculated based solely on the final exam mark and a grade of 60 per cent or higher is required to successfully pass each redesigned core course.

Redesigned core preparatory courses:  

  • Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 (IF1)  
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting 2 (IF2)  
  • Audit & Assurance (AUA)  
  • Taxation (TAX) 

Future release dates for remaining Redesigned core preparatory courses:

  • Redesigned Information Technology (ITE)*                               - May 2022 (Semester 3) 
    *New ITE core course is replacing the ITE non-core course
  • Redesigned Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR)                    - July 2022 (Semester 4)
  • Redesigned Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA)      - July 2022 (Semester 4)
  • Redesigned Corporate Finance (COF)                                       - Nov 2022 (Semester 1)  
  • Redesigned Performance Management (PMA)                          - Nov 2022 (Semester 1)