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The Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance

The Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance

If you're currently enrolled in the program this section is for you. You'll find everything you need — let's get started!

If you are interested in enrolling in the program for the first time, please visit New Applicants.

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Important Update

The CPA profession has announced an important change to the delivery of CPA Canada’s Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program.

What is Happening?

The CPA profession is expanding our partnership with post-secondary institutions (PSIs) to deliver the full suite of courses (entry, technical and applied) required to complete the program.

Select PSIs in Ontario will begin to deliver the full suite of courses by September 2017, and by January 2018 the program will be delivered only by PSIs. This shift will increase the variety of delivery formats, and in some cases allow you to apply for government funding for your courses.

If You Intend to Complete the Program by the December 2017

If you intend to complete the program with CPA Ontario by December 2017, you will not need to transfer to a PSI and are not required to take the National Examination. Enrolment for the Fall semester with CPA Ontario opens August 1, 2017

If You are Continuing in the Program after December 2017

If you will be continuing in the program after December 2017, you will need to register with a PSI to complete the program. Current enrollees who complete the Business Applications course with CPA Ontario prior to December 2017 will be exempt from the examination requirement. Those who do not complete the BA course will be required to complete the National Examination in order to obtain the Advanced Certificate.

Not Yet Enrolled?

Learn more about the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance by attending an in-person information session and have your questions answered by the experts. Find a session near you today!

Resources and Benefits

The CPA profession offers resources and benefits to Advanced Certificate holders.

Request Your Certificate

Once you've completed the program requirements, simply email acafcourses@cpaontario.ca to notify us. CPA Ontario will review your program record and, if you meet all requirements, will send you a completion letter with details on how to access your certificate.