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The CFE is the culmination of the rigorous two-year graduate-level CPA program. The exam not only includes important accounting disciplines like finance, governance, strategy, and assurance, but also evaluates professional skills such as critical analysis, decision-making, and professional judgment. Success in the program opens the doors for students in a broad range of roles.

From the music industry to fighting cybercrime, from influencing laws to rethinking currency, Chartered Professional Accountants are renowned as trusted financial experts and thought leaders. In Ontario, our CPAs are found in a wide range of industries, in roles spanning public accounting, government, not-for-profits, finance and academia. They are valued by organizations of all sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, management skills and leadership.

In 2018, 2,692 Ontario CPA candidates successfully completed the CFE. Ontarians accounted for 51 per cent of the prestigious National Honour Roll, including one Ontario student who won the Canada Gold Medal as the top performer in the CFE. Overall, 44 per cent of all successful exam students were Ontarians.