CPA Professional Education Program

The CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) is a combination of enriched academic study and relevant
practical experience.

The six modules of CPA PEP provide candidates with the flexibility to customize their education to optimize their chosen career path. This allows individuals to hone their skills toward a specific industry or area of focus. Each module concludes with an evaluation that candidates must pass before proceeding to the next one.

The program is part-time study, during which candidates gain practical experience.


A complete walkthrough of CPA PEP can be found at the CPA Western School of Business.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to enter CPA PEP, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Possess an undergraduate degree (in any discipline), 120 credits, from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  2. Have completed prerequisite courses as defined by the specific subject area coverage in the CPA Competency Map. This is satisfied by successfully completing CPA preparatory courses, or the equivalent course(s) at a recognized post-secondary institution, or a combination of both.
  3. Have obtained a passing grade in non-core prerequisites (50%), at least 60% in each core prerequisite, and an overall average of 65% in the core prerequisite courses or their equivalents.
  4. Core prerequisites must have been completed within the last 10 years at the time of your CPA PEP admission application.

If you believe you have met these qualifications or want to enroll in CPA preparatory courses to gain the necessary subject area coverage, please apply for a transcript assessment.

Fees and Schedules

Please visit the CPA Western School of Business website for information about fees and course schedules.