Put your formal learning to work
Practical experience is where you take your academic knowledge to the next level. CPA students apply and develop professional skills through hands-on work experiences in a real-world setting.Practical experience (PE) is a mandatory component of the CPA certification program. As a student, you must complete a minimum 30 months of PE while documenting and reporting your development using the Practical Experience Reporting Tool (PERT).
Explore PE resources available to you
PE Welcome Package
Log in to PERT
Document and report your PE.
Read about mentorship requirements, steps in the program and other helpful tips for students.Your mentor will share their experience and expertise to help you become a successful CPA.
Employers supporting CPA Ontario students
Support a CPA Ontario student in your organization and gain the best and brightest talent. Learn about how employers can develop future leaders in their organizations and give back to the profession.
Interested in becoming a mentor to CPA Ontario students? Already a mentor and looking for resources?Visit our mentorship page