Program Overview

The path to a CPA designation is a rigorous education program that prepares individuals for senior level positions in business, accounting and finance through the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

CPA PEP is a two-year graduate-level program leading to the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. CPA PEP has six modules which individuals take on a part-time basis.

In order to be eligible for CPA PEP, you must have completed a recognized undergraduate degree, 120 credit hours, alongside a set of 14 prerequisite courses or their educational equivalents. To earn the CPA designation, candidates are also required to complete 30 months of practical experience.

CPA PEP Eligibility Requirements Breakdown

CPA Practical Experience Requirements

I have a degree, but it was not in business or accounting. Am I eligible for CPA PEP or ACAF?

A degree, in any discipline, is not required for entry to ACAF, but it is required for CPA PEP.

If you need some or all of the prerequisite courses for either of these paths – as determined by a transcript assessment – you can take CPA preparatory courses to acquire them.