Unlocking the Power of Generative AI in the CPA Program: A New Policy

Sep 12, 2023
The CPA profession is at the forefront of innovation, and today the CPA profession has released the Academic Integrity and the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy. This policy addresses the growing use of Generative AI within our program, setting clear guidelines for its responsible utilization.

Understanding Generative AI

Before we delve into the policy, let's demystify Generative AI. It's a fascinating technology that harnesses the capabilities of machine learning to craft new content using predefined rules. Simply put, it's like having an AI-powered content creator by your side.

The Purpose of the Policy

The new policy is designed to achieve two crucial goals: 
  • Acceptable Practices: We want all Pre-Certification Education learners to responsibly leverage Generative AI. This means using it as a tool to enhance your learning experience without compromising academic integrity.
  • Guidance for Citing AI-generated Content: With the rise of Generative AI, it's important to understand how to properly cite content generated by these technologies. The policy offers valuable insights into this aspect, ensuring you give credit where it's due.

Where Can I Review the Policy?

You can access the complete policy in section 8 of the Learner Conduct Guide. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with its contents and guidelines.

A Word of Caution

While Generative AI can be a powerful ally, it's essential to use it ethically. Plagiarism detection software is in place to maintain the integrity of your work. Using unoriginal content, whether generated by AI or not, can result in disciplinary action.


If you have any questions, concerns, or simply want to discuss how Generative AI can benefit your CPA journey, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at cpamodule@cpawsb.ca. We're here to support and guide you every step of the way.

Incorporating Generative AI into your CPA education is an exciting opportunity, and we believe that with the right guidance and understanding, it will enrich your learning experience.