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CPA-Accredited Programs are defined program streams delivered by post-secondary institutions (PSIs) that have received accreditation by CPA Ontario to deliver all or part of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). There are no exemptions to the Common Final Exam (CFE) or practical experience requirements.

CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP)

Some Ontario post-secondary institutions offer CPA-Accredited Programs that deliver part of the CPA PEP through a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. Students on this path must complete any CPA PEP modules not completed through their Accredited Program, in addition to the Common Final Examination and practical experience requirements.

Entering the CPA PEP

CPA Ontario must verify your enrolment in the CPA-Accredited program of your choice. To begin the verification process and enrol in CPA PEP, sign up for My Portal and create an account. Once you create your account, you will be prompted to select your program pathway. Select CPA-Accredited Program begin your CPA Accredited Enrollee Verification Application. 

You are required to submit official transcripts upon completion of the graduate component of your program. Please contact your CPA-Accredited Program faculty for more information. 

Common Final Examination (CFE)

The CFE is the culmination of the CPA PEP and consists of a three-day examination. Students must demonstrate depth in either Financial Reporting or Management Accounting, and depth in one of the other technical competency areas (elective depth role). Students must also demonstrate breadth in all six technical competency areas. Refer to the CPA Competency Map for more information.

CPA Ontario Practical Experience Requirements (CPA PER)

To complete the CPA-Accredited Path, students must complete 30 months of relevant practical experience through a Pre-Approved Program (PPR) and/or the Experience Verification Route (EVR). Click here for more information on CPA PER.

Accredited Universities

Visit CPA Canada for a downloadable list of PSIs accredited by the CPA profession.


Refer to the Student Support Centre for CPA-Accredited Program FAQs or contact CPA Ontario's Accredited Program team at


Learn the five easy steps to begin your journey towards the CPA designation.