Career and Professional Development

Program Details


Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education (Closed for admissions. Program under review.)

Objectives

Note: Closed for admission. Program under review.

This accredited professional accounting program provides a pathway to completion of the Professional Education Program (PEP) of Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) Quebec. Upon completion, you will be ready to challenge the CFE (Common Final Exam), the three-day CPA professional examination. Both the PEP and the CFE are required for obtaining the CPA designation and to practice as an accountant. This program is structured for working individuals and offered part-time. It is made up of a series of courses, intensive capstone courses, case-based learning, team work, and mock exams focusing primarily on enhancing CPA candidates’ ability to apply the professional knowledge, values, ethics, and attitudes expected of CPAs in a professional context.

The courses focus on expanding your knowledge of accounting and developing your analytical skills, critical thinking abilities, and capacity to operate and navigate professionally in an increasingly ambiguous environment. They reflect the technical and enabling competencies that business, public practice, and government require from professional accountants. The courses are delivered by our team of experienced CPAs who use a range of learner-centered techniques and methodologies to convey their wealth of knowledge and the practical experience they have gained within leading global organizations.

Note: Students wishing to obtain the rights to practice in Public Accounting must choose CCPA 621 and CCPA 623 as their complementary courses.

Note: Students must also complete CCPA 642 if they wish to take the Common Final Exam as required by OCPAQ.

The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Courses

Number Title Prerequisites Available Times
Winter 2020 Spring/Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Winter 2021
4 REQUIRED Courses (18 credits)
CCPA 601 CPA Foundations 1 Only open to students in the Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education.
CCPA 602 CPA Foundations 2 CCPA 601. Only open to students in the Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education. TUE/THU/SAT
TUE/THU/SAT
CCPA 631 Case-Writing and Communications for CPAs CCPA 601, CCPA 602, and two of CCPA 621, CCPA 622, CCPA 623 and CCPA 624. Restriction: Only open to students in the Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education. WED
WED
CCPA 641 Capstone 1 Seminar CCPA 601, CCPA 602 and CCPA 631; and two of CCPA 621, CCPA 622, CCPA 623, and CCPA 624. Corequisite: CCPA 642. Only open to students in the Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education. TBD
2 COMPLEMENTARY Courses from the following (6 credits):
CCPA 621 Taxation CCPA 601 and CCPA 602. Only open to students in the Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education. THU
CCPA 622 Performance Management CCPA 601 and CCPA 602. Only open to students in the Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education. WED
CCPA 623 Assurance CCPA 601 and CCPA 602. Only open to students in the Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education. TUE
CCPA 624 Finance for CPAs CCPA 601 and CCPA 602. Only open to students in the Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education. MON
CAPSTONE Course (0 credit)
CCPA 642 Capstone 2 Examination Preparation CCPA 601, CCPA 602 and CCPA 631; and two of CCPA 621, CCPA 622, CCPA 623, and CCPA 624. Corequisite CCPA 641. Only open to students in the Graduate Certificate in CPA Professional Education. TBD