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.
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
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.