Practical Experience Requirements
All students in the legacy CGA Ontario program are required to obtain a minimum of 24 months of verifiable, paid accounting or finance experience at a professional level.
Students with international experience have the option of reporting 24 months of verifiable experience at the professional level from abroad. This experience must be combined with an additional 12 months of experience from Canada at any level.
Students can submit experience that is up to ten years old. Experience earned prior will be considered outdated. At least 12 months of experience must be obtained after a student has registered in the education program of the former CGA Ontario.
Important: All practical experience requirements must be completed by September 1, 2018. Students who do not complete the legacy CGA Ontario practical experience requirements by this time will transition to the CPA Practical Experience Requirements (CPA PER) and report their experience using the Practical Experience Reporting Tool (PERT).
For details on satisfying the CGA competencies, refer to the PERC FAQs.
Legacy CGA Ontario students report their professional experience for assessment using the Professional Experience Required for Certification (PERC) tool.
Want to know more about the PERC process? Watch the helpful videos below to aide in reporting using PERC.
PERC Video 1: Review the professional experience required for certification with focus on the PERC reporting tool, PERC minimum requirement, the supervisor/verifier role, response examples and more.
PERC Video 2: Learn about examples to assist you in completing the PERC questionnaire. It will guide you on the length and the appropriateness to successfully complete the questionnaire. It also includes sample responses with focus on what reviewers are looking for when assessing employment file.