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Please select a Post-Secondary Institution from the list below to view details of approved Pre-requisite courses. You can find information on Out-of-Province Course Recognition below this list.

Please Note: Although Data Analytics and Information Systems (DAIS) is listed as a Prerequisite, it will not be assessed for Entry to PEP until September 2023.



The CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) is nationally developed and regionally delivered. If a prerequisite course is accepted in another Canadian province or region for entry in to the CPA PEP, CPA Ontario will recognize that course.

Below are the transfer credit guides from other Canadian provinces/regions that have been recognized towards fulfilling the prerequisites for entry in to the CPA PEP:

Grade Requirements

An overall GPA of 65 per cent in the core courses is required for admission into the CPA PEP, with a minimum grade of 60 per cent in each core course and 50 per cent 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.

Currency of Education

For admission into the CPA PEP, candidates are required to complete at least one applicable prerequisite course in each of the CPA competency areas listed below within 10 years of their PEP commencement date:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Strategy and Governance
  • Management Accounting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Finance
  • Taxation

Candidates with significant relevant work experience may apply for an exemption from the currency requirement for a pre-requisite course if they successfully completed a relevant course more than 10 years prior to admission to CPA PEP.

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