Step 1 - Learn more about your pathway
Join us for a CPA information session to learn how to become a CPA.
Need more personalized information after attending an information session? Register for a one-on-one advisement with a CPA advisor to discuss your pathway options.
Step 2 - Transcript Assessment
Your next step is to evaluate how your credentials and education are recognized in Canada.
If you have a qualification from a post-secondary institution outside Canada, you must request an International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) course-by-course evaluation carried out by World Education Services (WES). A WES evaluation ensures the authenticity of international documents and provides a consistent Canadian equivalency determination for international credentials.
We are temporarily accepting unofficial copies of transcripts to complete an assessment. To learn more about our temporary policy, please visit our Covid-19 Transcript Assessment FAQs.
Why do I need a Transcript Assessment?
Transcripts are evaluated to determine whether you meet the degree requirement and have completed the required subject area coverage (academic pre-requisites) for entry to the CPA Professional Education Program. CPA Ontario will use the transcript assessment results to advise you on the path and courses required to obtain a CPA designation.
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Step 3 - Register as a student and complete your education and practical experience requirements
The nationally developed and provincially delivered CPA certification program consists of:
- academic prerequisites with specific subject area coverage
- the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP), which includes the Common Final Examination (CFE)
- thirty months of recognized, relevant practical experience