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Legacy CA Practical Experience Requirements Deadline: September 1, 2018

Completing your legacy CA practical experience requirements? Review your practical experience completed to date to see if you need to transition to the CPA Practical Experience Requirements (CPA PER) and begin reporting in the CPA Practical Experience Reporting Tool (PERT).

Determine Your Next Steps

Follow the steps below to determine your next steps to complete your practical experience requirements.

1. Review your Estimated Completion Date (ECD) by logging in to your account.

  • Your ECD is based on 6-4M forms processed to date.

2. Determine if you will meet the legacy CA practical experience requirements by September 1, 2018 based on the following criteria:

  • Review your duration requirement based on your ECD.
  • Review your competency requirement based on your most recent Record of Qualifying Experience (RQE).
  • Review the Chargeable Hours requirement if you are in an External Audit program.

I Won’t Meet the Legacy CA Practical Experience Requirements by September 1, 2018

It is highly recommended that you transition today to the CPA Practical Experience Requirements (CPA PER) and start reporting in PERT

If you meet one or more of the following criteria you should already be reporting in PERT:

  • Your student registration date and/or employment start date was on, or after, September 1, 2014; or
  • You started working in a Pre-approved Program with an approval date of September 1, 2014 or later

Learn how to transition to reporting in PERT by reviewing the steps above in “I Won’t Meet the Legacy Requirements by September 1, 2018.”

Legacy CA Students in Co-operative Degree Program

If you are in the Co-operative Degree Program registration category please review your program’s maximum months of recognizable experience prior to conferral of a university degree in Schedule A of Regulation 6-4. If you exceed the maximum length, this experience will not count towards your practical experience completion. To fulfill your outstanding balance of required practical experience, you will have to complete practical experience in addition to your co-op experience (Even if reporting to CPA Ontario and appears on your student record. A final review of eligibility is done at completion time).

Legacy CA in the Experience Verification Route (EVR)

If you are obtaining your practical experience outside of a Pre-approved Program through the Experience Verification Route (EVR) you are not eligible for the dual CPA, CA designation. As such, you cannot report your experience using RQEs and must transfer to Regulation 6-1 by completing a declaration form.

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