Chartered Professional Accountant designation
Globally recognized and respected, the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is your key to a successful career. If you’re looking to enter the world of business or finance, you’ll need the professional accounting credential that will open doors and enhance your prospects.
Becoming a CPA is a wise decision. While stereotypes still exist framing accounting as dull and overly precise, the fact is that Canadian CPAs are well-paid professionals who are in demand around the world. They are CEOs, board members, management consultants and more—and are critical to the success of any business or organization.
CPA Degree requirement:
CPA students must have completed an undergraduate degree with at least 120 credit hours of education (e.g., online Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting major).
If you have a degree with fewer credit hours or in an unrelated area (outside of accounting), you may need to apply to the CPA Prerequisite Education Program and make up modules you have not covered. See links to CPA PREP in the right column or contact your provincial association.
Minimum grade requirements:
Students should always aim to achieve a C+ minimum. For specific details regarding minimum grades and minimum GPA requirements, download a copy of the CPA Harmonized Education Policy. (Minimum grade and GPA requirements are found on page 4).