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Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions

Offering entry level courses in required subject areas

Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions offering Prerequisites for the CPA Professional Education Program

Refer to the bottom of the page for a list of PSIs in Ontario that offer prerequisite courses with the required subject area coverage for entry in to the CPA PEP. If you studied in an out-of-province university within Canada, refer below for course mapping information.


Grade 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.


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 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.

Ontario Post-Secondary Institutions Offering Approved Prerequisite Courses

The schools below offer approved entry level courses in each required subject area.

Out-of-Province Course Recognition

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:

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