CPA Student Journey

There are many responsibilities and steps that come with being a CPA Ontario student. Explore here what you need to successfully complete the CPA certification program, including prerequisite courses, the CPA Professional Education Program, the Common Final Examination and practical experience.

Not yet registered as a student? Explore your career possibilities and discover your path to a CPA designation.

Become a CPA

Certification program

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Practical Experience
Find out what steps, requirements and reporting you need to do to complete the hands-on experience component of the CPA certification program.
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CPA Accredited Programs
Join a graduate degree program delivered by post-secondary institutions that are accredited by CPA Ontario to deliver all or part of the CPA Professional Education Program.

Legacy students

If you were enrolled in a CGA, CMA or CA legacy program, learn about the education and practical experience requirements needed to earn a CPA designation.

Visit our legacy pages