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Academic Prerequisites

Academic Prerequisites

Find out everything you need to begin

Academic Prerequisites

To qualify for entrance into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), applicants require a 120 credit-hour degree or equivalent with specific subject area coverage outlined below. Exceptions may apply for students in the Mature Student category.

Introductory Financial Accounting Intermediate Financial Reporting 1
Introductory Management Accounting Intermediate Financial Reporting 2
Economics Advanced Financial Reporting
Statistics Corporate Finance
Business Law Audit and Assurance
Information Technology Taxation

Intermediate Management Accounting
Performance Management

Grade and GPA Requirements

An overall GPA of 65 percent in the core courses is required for admission into the CPA PEP, with a minimum grade of 60 percent in each core course and 50 percent in non-core courses. Courses are also subject to Currency of Education. Refer to the Harmonized Education Policies (HEP), Vol.1 and 3 for further information.

Out-of-Province Education

Courses recognized for entry in the CPA PEP by another CPA provincial body are recognized by CPA Ontario. Learn more.

Missing Some Courses?

If your degree does not include specific subject area coverage, you may complete the required coursework through one of the two options below:

Qualify for Advanced Standing in the CPA PEP

CPA Ontario partners with select post-secondary institutions to provide CPA-Accredited graduate level programs that can advance your completion of CPA PEP.

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