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Students / Education 

The Students/ Education section of the web site is designed for Students registered with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.   

Using the menu options in the column to the left, select a program or subject and you will be linked to the appropriate page. Information is available about the CPA Ontario Professional Program (consisting of the Core-Knowledge Examination and the School of Accountancy), the Uniform Evaluation (UFE) , Examination Preparation Programs and the Staff Training Program.  Other information of interest includes student benefits, student assistance and information for educators.   

Certain content in this section is secure including specific course content. You will be prompted to login prior to accessing this content. Once logged in, you will have access to all secured information applicable to your membership.

Letter of good standing

A letter of good standing confirms the Student is a registered student with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.   This letter can be used when proof of student status is required, such as loan applications and the IQEX exams.

A written request should be sent to customer service at customerservice@cpaontario.ca  including the name of the Member and the current address.   There is no charge for this letter and the request will be responded to within 1 week.

Transcript

A transcript is an official record of education and experience history with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. It summarizes the educational professional program components, the prescribed practical experience completed and, if applicable provides the date of admission to membership.  

You may request to have a transcript sent directly to a third party. Or, you may request a personal copy of your transcript that will be stamped “Issued to Student” and placed in a sealed envelope. To order a transcript, complete the Transcript Request Form.   Transcripts with member join dates post 1996 typically take five to ten business days.  All other transcripts can take ten to fifteen business days to process.

The cost for an active Ontario Student or Ontario Member transcript is $16.95 ($15.00 + $1.95 HST).  The cost for a non-active Ontario Student or Ontario Member transcript is $113.00 ($100.00 + $13.00 HST). Four copies of the transcript will be provided.  

Access to records

Students may log in to the website to review and update their profile at any time.  The online Student Record reflects the student’s current education, examination, and prescribed practical experience details in our records.  The record should be reviewed carefully to ensure accuracy. Upon written request, hard copy of the student’s file will be provided for no cost.  Ten to fifteen business days are required. 

Tax Receipts

Official receipts for income tax purposes covering tuition fees paid for qualifying courses, annual fees and exams taken during the preceding calendar year are available online in late February. In accordance with section 118.5 of the Income Tax Act, T2202A receipts are issued to students attending the full school of accountancy. Materials and administrative fees are not eligible for tax deduction.

Virtual Professional Library (VPL)

The Virtual Professional Library is a series of useful info bases available to all Students as well as to the University Associate Students that have purchased the VPL membership enrolment option.  Info bases included in the VPL are as follows:

CPA Handbook 
CPA Handbook (French version) 
Federal Income Tax (FITAC Lite) 
Federal Income Tax (FITAC Lite) (French version)
Canadian Professional Engagement Manual 
CICA's Professional Engagement Manual 
Financial Reporting in Canada under IFRS
Guide to Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (GASPE) 
Guide to Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (GASPE) (French version)
Accounting and Assurance Studies (CAARS) 

To download these info bases, select ‘Student Downloads’ in the Related Items section at the top of this page and follow the instructions provided.