CPA Common Final Examination (CFE)
The Common Final Examination (CFE) is the culmination of the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). The CFE is a three-day examination that evaluates students on the competencies defined by the CPA Canada Competency Map, which outlines the knowledge, skills and proficiency levels you must have as a Canadian CPA.
During the three-day CFE you will be required to:
- Demonstrate depth in Financial Reporting and/or Management Accounting and in your Elective depth role and breadth of your abilities across all six technical competencies based on the CPA Competency Map.
- Draw on learning from your Capstone 1 case to complete Day 1 of the exam.
Plan your path towards the CFE
See when you should take your CPA PEP modules for your desired CFE date. It is recommended that you take Capstone 1 and Capstone 2 immediately before the CFE.
May 2023 Common Final Examination (CFE) Results
Results for the May 2023 CFE will be available on August 18, 2023. If you have passed Day 1 and Day 2/3 of the CFE and provided consent for your name to be published, you can search for your name here. Every student can view their results by visiting the Candidate Portal.
To see your detailed CFE results, log in to the Candidate Portal with your candidate number once CFE results have been released.