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.

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Entrance Requirements

  1. An undergraduate degree (in any discipline) from a recognized post-secondary institution is required for admission to the CPA PEP.
  2. Prerequisite courses as defined by the specific subject area coverage in the CPA Competency Map must be successfully completed through CPA preparatory courses, or a recognized post-secondary institution.
  3. 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.
  4. Core prerequisites must have been completed within the last 10 years at the time of your PEP admission application.

Fees and Schedules

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


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