Preparatory Courses

The CPA preparatory courses are a suite of 14 accelerated, intensive courses that provide the knowledge requirements for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) as well as the entry and technical courses for the
CPA ACAF.

Designed so that you can continue your journey as a working professional, these part-time courses combine online learning and self-study to give you the foundation in business and accounting required for your success.

The CPA preparatory courses are designed for those who:

Courses are offered in a semester system and students complete only the courses they require for admission to their program of choice. If you have taken accounting and/or finance courses at a recognized post-secondary institution, you may be eligible for course exemptions. Potential exemptions are determined by our transcript assessment process, which must be completed before being able to register for any preparatory courses.

Eligibility Requirements for CPA Preparatory Courses

  • One year (30 credit hours) of post-secondary in any discipline, diploma or degree program offered by any recognized post-secondary institution; or
  • Three years of relevant work experience

Note: Students are required to complete a degree before admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

View CPA Preparatory Courses

TypeMinimum Grade RequirementCourse Description
Non-core50%Introductory Financial Accounting
Non-core50%Introductory Management Accounting
Non-core50%Economics
Non-core50%Statistics
Non-core50%Business Law
Non-core50%Information Technology
Core60%Intermediate Financial Reporting 1
Core60%Intermediate Financial Reporting 2
Core60%Advanced Financial Reporting
Core60%Corporate Finance
Core60%Audit and Assurance
Core60%Taxation
Core60%Intermediate Management Accounting
Core60%Performance Management

*Core courses must have been completed within 10 years of application for admission to the CPA PEP.

*An overall average of 65% in the core prerequisites is required for CPA PEP admission.


CPA Preparatory Courses Schedule

CPA Preparatory Courses Fees