Some Excerpts from the CPA CANADA Website in Nutshell
A unique and very impressive designation for accountancy profession in Canada. Three big
accounting bodies CGA, CMA and CA has now merged into a single accounting entity for global
development of the profession in Canada.
Summary of course content:
A student either a under graduate or graduate in any discipline can select respective step 1 or 2
to start with the program. An under graduate student need to complete related modules in
CPA-PREP if he has not done in his earlier educational courses.
CPA- PEP consists of core 1, core 2 and any two of available four elective modules. Core 1 is
related with Financial Reporting and core 2 is related with Management Accounting.Four
elective module consists of Finance, Performance Accounting, Assurance and Taxation.
Assurance and Taxation are must for Public Accounting practice. Student need to pass all four
exams at the end of each module. Exam is related with about 25 % with MCQ and short
questions and 75 % with case analysis
CPA-CFE consists of three day exam and is must for all students to pass and get the designation
Capstone one and Capstone 2 are a part for preparation for CFE
Day-1 include one case analysis of 4 hour duration based on enabling competencies related
with ethics , problem solving, leadership and communication skill.
Day-2 include 5 hour of one big case analysis in which student need to select core area of his
choice and need to provide response
Day-3 include 3 hour of exam consists of three short case analysis of a different nature
Student need to pass individually day 1 to day three exam
CFE exam is related with 25 % with MCQ and 75 % with case analysis
In short student should be competent enough in related technical course concepts and solving
MCQ to pass CPA