CPA PEP Schedules

CPA Ontario offers Professional Education Program (PEP) Core and Elective modules up to four times per year and Capstone modules and the Common Final Examination (CFE) up to two times per year. On this page, you can view the CPA PEP schedules and important deadlines.

The CPA PEP culminates in the Common Final Examination (CFE) and is built upon the CPA competency map. For all CFE-related deadlines and dates, visit our CFE enrolment page.

If you'd like to find information about the fees related to CPA PEP modules and examinations and learn how to manage your PEP module enrolment, review CPA PEP enrolment policies and fees.

Transcript assessment deadlines

To ensure enrolment in a module, a complete transcript assessment form with required documentation must be submitted to CPA Ontario by the specified deadlines below. We cannot guarantee that academic transcript assessments and student registrations received after the deadline or that are incomplete will be processed to allow the student to be enrolled in a module.

If you submit a complete application within the processing timelines, we encourage you to track the status of your application in My Portal.

Note: The transcript assessment deadlines do not apply to CPA Accredited graduates. Please contact your faculty for the deadlines.

Term dates

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*For module and challenge examination. Must meet criteria to challenge the examination
2Core 1/Core 1 Extended also include an orientation workshop
3It is recommended that you take Capstone 1 and Capstone 2 immediately before the CFE
Workshops will be virtual and delivered live over Zoom. They will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days. Cameras are required to be ON for the duration of the workshop. The virtual workshops will be just as rigorous as the former in-person workshops, and participation is required. You will be emailed your Zoom login information in the week before the workshop.

Refer to the Withdrawal Deadlines and Refund Schedule for additional important dates and deadlines

Enrolment submitted during the late enrolment period, will include an additional $200, non-refundable late enrolment fee. Late enrolment period opens the day after regular enrolment ends for a period of two weeks.

Module/exam payments are due upon enrolment, unless your employer will submit payment directly to CPA Ontario, where payment must be received within three weeks of module start date.