CPA PEP Examinations
CPA PEP examinations are used to measure whether students have acquired the knowledge and developed the skills and competencies expected, as outlined in the Competency Map on CPA Canada's website. This page provides information on how to manage your examination enrolment and what to do if you are unsuccessful on an examination.
Review the CPA PEP schedule for key dates including examinations, examination results and re-mark deadlines.
A list of successful writers for each examination will be posted on Brightspace (D2L) on the day examination results are released. Examination results will also be updated in My Portal. You will also be able to review your detailed results on Certification Enterprise.
If you require an examination accommodation, please submit an Accommodation Service Request.
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The CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) examinations will take place in person at writing centres across Canada. The examinations will be held in a similar manner to pre-pandemic examinations, with additional safety measures in accordance with the public health guidelines.
Refer to the following resources for information on in-person examinations:
December 2022 PEP Examination Locations
|Toronto||The International Convention Center (Hall 5)||6900 Airport Road, Mississauga ON L4V 1E8|
|Ottawa||Ottawa Conference And Event Centre||200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON, K1K 4S3|
|Hamilton||Convention Centre by Carmen's||1 Summers Ln, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2|
|London||Four Points London||1150 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6E 1M3|
|Kingston||Travelodge Kingston||2360 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7M 3G4|
|Sudbury||Holiday Inn Sudbury||1696 Regent St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 3Z8|
|Sault Ste. Marie||Delta Hotel Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront||208 St Mary's River Dr, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5V4|
|Windsor||Holiday Inn Windsor Ambassador Bridge||1855 Huron Church Rd, Windsor, ON N9C 2L6|
|Thunder Bay||Victoria Inn||555 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5R5|
|Timmins||MNP Office||2185 Riverside Dr., Timmins, ON P4R 0A1|
Students who are unsuccessful on an examination after taking the module are eligible to challenge the examination on their next attempt—this means you do not have to re-take the module and can write the examination only. Some internationally trained accountants are eligible to challenge the examination on their first attempt.
Note: Students challenging an examination will not have access to updated module content or prior discussion boards. If you require them, you can purchase review materials at a cost of $250 + HST.
Withdrawals from challenge examinations
Challenge examinations may not be deferred. If you are unable to attend your challenge examination, you must withdraw from it prior to the examination start time. If you withdraw after the examination start time, it will be counted as an attempt. If you withdraw from your challenge examination before the examination start time, you will be eligible to re-enrol into the same module challenge examination in the next available enrolment period.
To withdraw from a challenge exam, log in to My Portal ► select Manage my Journey ► CPA PEP ► click on Actions next to the examination you wish to withdraw from ► select Withdraw.
|Challenge examination||Prior to examination||80%|
Students who meet all module examination eligibility requirements (as outlined in the CPA Professional Education Program Candidate Guide), may choose to defer writing the examination until the next provincial offering. For further details, review the CPA Harmonized Education Policies Vol. 1, section 4.2.
Students may only defer the examination once per module attempt. If you do not attempt the examination at the next provincial offering, you will be unsuccessful in the module and an attempt is charged. You must then retake the full module before you can write the module-end examination. Students who are challenging the examination are not eligible for deferral.To defer an examination log in to My Portal, select Manage my Journey ► CPA PEP ► click on Actions next to the examination you wish to defer ► select Defer.
|Module-end examination||prior to module-end examination||$200 + HST|
If you were unsuccessful on a module examination, you may have the choice of writing a challenge examination or repeating the module and examination for your next attempt. You can also choose to request a re-mark of the unsuccessful result.
Refer to the quiz below for information on how to proceed after an unsuccessful attempt.
Note: Some internationally trained accountants are eligible to challenge examinations on their first attempt. If you challenged the examination on your first attempt this quiz is not relevant to you.
Students who were unsuccessful on a module examination may request an examination re-mark. Students will be notified if their examination re-mark was successful or unsuccessful — no additional information will be provided. A re-mark ensures that students were given credit for all competencies demonstrated. A re-mark is a blind re-marking of the examination paper, completed by an independent and experienced marker, with no additional circumstances considered. re-mark results will be provided to students via email within two weeks of the re-mark deadline. If an examination is successful upon re-mark, the student will pass the module. re-mark results are final.
Please note: due to the thorough and rigorous marking process, the likelihood of a re-mark overturning an unsuccessful examination result is very low.
Examination re-mark fees will be refunded if the re-mark is successful and students who were withdrawn from a prerequisite module will be allowed to re-enrol in the upcoming module. Students wishing to submit a request for a re-mark may do so online through My Portal, by selecting Obligations & Requests ► Student Requests ► Exam re-marks ► Performance Analysis Review (PAR).For re-mark submission deadlines, please review the deadlines on the CPA PEP schedule page.
A student will be deregistered 45 days after the release of the results of their third unsuccessful attempt at either Core 1, Core 2, Capstone 1, Capstone 2 or the CFE. For elective modules, after three unsuccessful attempts, no further attempts for that module or examination can be made. Students who are unable to successfully complete two of the electives will be deregistered.Regulation 9-1 sections 58 and 58A.