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Information for CGA Transitioning Students 

CPA Ontario strives to provide the best education and support for all our students so that they can earn the CPA designation. We encourage our CGA transitioning students to pay the 2016 Annual Student Fee (ASF) and continue in the CPA Program as they are eligible for significant transitional privileges, ensuring that your investment in the CGA Program is applied to the CPA Program. These transitional privileges include:

  • Courses recognized by CGA, will not be reassessed for the CPA Program, including transfer credits. See the CGA to CPA Course Mapping Chart.
  • The ten-year limit on core course recognition is waived:  all core courses recognized towards the CGA Program are recognized in the CPA Program.  
  • A 90-credit degree requirement instead of a 120-credit degree requirement, valid until June 1, 2020. Under your transitional benefits, a degree is not required until you enrol in Capstone 1.
  • Practical experience can be completed based on CGA Professional Experience Required for Certification (PERC) until September 1, 2018, if a PERC entry was submitted prior to September 1, 2015. Any professional experience approved by CGA will be accepted and not reassessed.


Students who do not pay the ASF will be suspended and eventually deregistered, losing all of the benefits above as well as all experience and credits earned to date.  Students wishing to reregister in the CPA Program at a later date will be treated as new students. To pay your 2016 ASF, please log in.

Information for CGA Transitional Students
Your CGA academic record has been transitioned to CPA Ontario, including all final course marks and transfer credits recognized by CPA Ontario.  Watch this webinar to learn more. Should you wish to update your personal information, please contact us at, or call 1 800 387.0735 during our regular business hours (Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

CGA Students Eligible for CPA PEP
Once you have received notification that you are registered as a student in the CPA Program, you can proceed to enrol in PEP modules.

  • Go to
  • Log in using your CPA Ontario ID, which can be found on your transition letter
  • Register for D2L, the online site that facilitates the CPA Program. You will receive your login information for D2L within 24-48 hours.
  • Enrol in your first PEP module


Helpful Links

PEP Schedule
Practical Experience
2016 Annual Student Fee

CGA students who transition to the CPA Program have their time limits reset, and are given six years to complete PEP.

CGA Students Requiring Prerequisites for CPA PEP
The CPA Prerequisite Education Program (PREP) is designed to provide students with the prerequisites necessary to be eligible for CPA PEP.  To complete outstanding prerequisites, log in to the CPA PREP Enrolment site using the CPA Ontario ID provided on your transition letter.

Helpful Links

PREP Enrolment Information
Transitioning into PREP
Post-Secondary Institutions with Approved Courses
Out-of-Province Post-Secondary Institutions with Approved Courses
2016 Annual Student Fee

CGA students who transition to the CPA Program have their time limits reset, and are given six years to complete PEP.

Legacy CGA Completers
Students who have completed all program requirements but have not yet been admitted to membership must pay the 2016 Annual Student Fee (ASF). Proration may be available depending on the date of admittance to membership.

Helpful Links

2016 Annual Student Fee