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BECOME A CPA

I AM EDUCATED IN ONTARIO AND I WANT TO COMPLETE STEP 1: COMPLETE A SELF ASSESSMENT

You are considered educated in Ontario if you are currently enrolled as a student at a post-secondary institution in Ontario, a graduate educated in Ontario or a mature student.

COMPLETE YOUR SELF ASSESSMENT

A self-assessment is your first step to becoming a CPA. Use this free tool to find out instantly if you qualify. It takes just 15-20 minutes.  Before you begin, make sure you have all your post-secondary transcripts handy. Once you're ready to start, click the link below and follow the instructions.

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You can complete as many free self-assessments as needed before paying for an official Transcript Assessment to determine if you're ready to begin your CPA journey. When you are ready to begin please submit an official Transcript Assessment here. Please note: All self-assessment results are considered unofficial and an official transcript assessment is required prior to entering the CPA Ontario certification program.  

DO YOU HAVE THE PREREQUISITES AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS?

There are two paths to the CPA designation. Each pathway has unique prerequisites and certification requirements, as outlined below:

 

CPA PATH

CPA PATH

Applicants must meet the following requirements from a recognized academic institution:

  • Conferral of a university degree.
  • 120 degree-credit hours of education.
  • Completion of the required entry prerequisite degree-credit courses.
  • Meet the minimum grade, GPA and currency of education requirement.

Download the Academic Prerequisite Assessment Guidelines for more information. 

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CPA-ACCREDITED PATH

CPA-ACCREDITED PATH

Ontario students of an CPA-Accredited program must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed a CPA Ontario accredited program at a post-secondary institution as determined by your program office.
  • Must be a graduate of an Ontario post-secondary institution.

Download the PSI Programs Accredited By The CPA Profession Guidelines for more information

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