CPA Professional Education Program

What is CPA PEP?

The CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) is a two-year graduate-level program leading to the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. It is designed to meet the needs of industry, government and public practice and provide professional accountants with the knowledge and skills to succeed in whatever role or position they take on.

Delivered on a part-time basis, CPA PEP consists of six modules which are offered using a blended learning model consisting of online learning, self-study and classroom learning.

In addition to formal education and the common final examination, CPA PEP requires CPA students/candidates to complete a term of relevant practical experience. The knowledge and competencies gained through practical experience complement those developed through education.

Entrance Requirements

An undergraduate degree (in any discipline) from a recognized post-secondary institution is required for admission to the CPA PEP. In addition to an undergraduate degree, required prerequisite courses as defined by the specific subject area coverage in the CPA Competency Map must be successfully completed through CPA preparatory courses, Module Zero or a recognized post-secondary institution.

Enrollment Process

  1. Create a CPA profile
  2. Enter your post-secondary information
  3. Request a transcript assessment
  4. Submit post-secondary transcripts for evaluation*
  5. Enroll in CPA PEP**
  6. Register for modules

* Based on the results of your assessment, you may need to take additional prerequisite courses through CPA preparatory courses or from a recognized post-secondary institution.

** Once your program admission application is approved, your final step is to register for any PEP or preparatory courses you are required to complete, when registration opens for those courses. Log into My CPA Profile, select Program Admission, then select Module Registration.

Read the detailed Program Enrollment Guide

Fees and Schedules

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


Have you completed prerequisites for any one of the legacy Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified General Accountant (CGA) programs? Click here to learn about transitioning into CPA PEP.

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