Pre-Approved Program: Does It Work for My Company?
This document outlines the two different practical experience routes - Pre-Approved Program and Experience Verification - from an Employer's perspective. It highlights considerations for offering Pre-Approved Programs.
How to become a Pre-Approved Program
If you are interested in becoming a Pre-approved program, please fill out the information gathering form and submit it to PPR@cpaalberta.ca. A member of the CPA Alberta Practical Experience team will contact you to initiate discussions.
List of Pre-Approved Programs
You will find a list of current Pre-Approved Programs here.
Roles and Responsibilities
There are specific roles and responsibilities that fall within the Pre-approved Program Route:
Practical Experience Reporting Tool (PERT) Guide for Employers
The PERT Guide for Program Managers, Program Leaders and Mentors
is available to assist you with your responsibilities in PERT.
CPA Public Accounting Chargeable Hours Submission Form
This form is only to be completed by 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 PPR Candidates, the form must be signed by the Program Leader.
Request for Addition/Change in Pre-Approved Program Route Leader or Program Manager
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 (PM).
Questions? Contact: PPR@cpaalberta.ca
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