CPA accreditation is earned through the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). It prioritizes both academic study and relevant practical experience.
The program is offered through a series of modules to provide candidates with greater flexibility and the ability to customize their training toward a specific industry or area of focus. There is an evaluation after each module, which candidates must pass before proceeding to the next one.
The program is part-time study, during which candidates gain practical experience. Full details regarding PEP can be found through the CPA Western School of Business website.
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Required for Admission to Professional Education Program:
- Undergraduate degree
- Specific prerequisite courses
Six integrated core competency areas:
- Financial Reporting
- Strategy and Goverance
- Management Accounting
- Audit and Assurance
Candidates choose any two modules:
- Performance Management
Public Accounting Candidates must choose:
Capstone Integrative Module
Common Capstone Integrative Module
- Leadership Skills
- Professional Skills
- Integration of Competencies
Capstone Evaluation Preparation
Candidates must successfully complete a professionally developed Capstone evaluation preparation course in order to sit the final exam
- Candidates must demonstrate Breadth in all six core competency areas.
- Candidates must demonstrate Depth in two core competency areas:
- Financial Reporting or Management Accounting plus
- One from other core competency areas
Public Accounting Candidates must demonstrate Depth in:
- Financial Reporting
Ready to apply for CPA PEP?
CPA PEP requires an undergraduate degree, 120 credit hours (or recognized equivalent), of any discipline along with required subject area coverage.
First, find out if your degree meets the prerequisite courses coverage required for CPA PEP by submitting a transcripts assessment request.
Second, if your degree is missing any of the necessary prerequisite courses, you may complete the equivalent coursework at a recognized post-secondary institution or through the CPA preparatory courses.
The CPA PEP schedule and program registration forms can be found on the CPA Western School of Business website.