The new Chartered Professional Accountant designation
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Canada joined on January 1, 2013 to create a new, unified national organization: Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada, which will administer the new CPA designation.
New 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).