September 2020 CFE and the CPA Competency Map

Jun 12, 2020

In this “Ask an Advisor” series, we answer questions regularly received by the different teams responsible for CPA course and module administration. This week, we focus on a question received by the Learner Support team.

Dear Learner Support,

Which version of the CPA Competency Map will align with the September 2020 CFE?


A CPAWSB Candidate

Dear Candidate,

The September 2020 CFE will align with the 2019 CPA Competency Map, except that candidates will not be responsible for the new data analytics and information systems (DAIS) competencies or the new GST/HST competencies included in this version as originally planned. All other changes to the Competency Map will be testable. Information about the CPA Competency Map and changes to what will appear on the September 2020 CFE are available on the CPA Canada website:

Additional resources for the CFE can be found on the CPA Canada Evaluations webpage:

More updates about the September 2020 CFE can be found on the CPAWSB website:

If you have any other questions about the CFE, please contact the Learner Support team via email at, and we would be happy to help!