As an employer, you will have certain responsibilities to assist future CPAs you employ to achieve their practical experience requirements for CPA certification. The following documents will provide you with valuable information about the CPA practical experience requirements and the role of employers.
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This overview outlines the CPA practical experience requirements.
This overview outlines the two different practical experience routes – pre-approved programs (formerly called Approved Training Offices) and experience verification, from an employers’ perspective. It highlights considerations for offering pre-approved programs.
Since competencies gained through practical experience are different from those developed through education, this important document explains the types of experience and skills future CPAs will be expected to acquire during their training period.
This form is only to be completed by CPA candidates who are reporting CPA practical experience through the online Practical Experience Reporting Tool (PERT), are employed with a registered public accounting firm and need to report chargeable hours for the purpose of seeking a right to practice professional accounting.
This form is to be used to add or make a change in your organization’s Pre-approved Program Route Leader (PPRL) or Program Manager.
PERT User Guides for Candidates and Employers
PERT User Guides are available to assist you in creating your experience reports within PERT. The guides will enhance your user experience and help you become more effective and efficient when capturing your practical experience.
- PERT User Guide CPA Candidates Working in the Experience Verification Route (EVR)
- PERT User Guide CPA Candidates Working in the Pre-approved Program Route (PPR)
- Quick Reference Guide for PERT Tasks
- PERT User Guide for Pre-approved Program Leader
- PERT User Guide for Pre-approved Program Manager
- PERT User Guide for Mentors
As a member in good standing, provide guidance to aspiring CPAs to help them achieve the required competencies with a focus on developing the enabling competencies – the essential skills for ethical behaviour, decision-making, problem-solving, communication and leadership.