Business Law: CPA preparatory courses

Learn about the Business Law CPA preparatory course.

If you are seeking admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), you can take CPA preparatory courses to gain the knowledge requirements you are missing.

Business Law is a self-study (non-core) course that provides an introduction to the Canadian legal system in the context of business, including:

  • tort law and contract law, covering specific contractual situations arising in transactions in:
    • real estate
    • business
    • securities
  • Canadian court procedures
  • laws governing:
    • insurance/guarantees
    • agency relationships
    • negotiable instruments
    • partnerships
    • incorporated businesses

The syllabus provides detailed information on the content of the course as well as the other CPA preparatory courses. The examination blueprint outlines the structure and length of course final examinations. 

Schedule

This course is delivered provincially — or, in some cases, regionally — on a part-time basis to offer maximum flexibility and accessibility. Please contact your provincial/regional body to see which offerings are available in your area.

2018/2019 Academic year

Semester 4:

  • Course start date: September 7, 2019
  • Final examination date: November 29, 2019
  • Final marks release date: December 16, 2019

2019/2020 and 2020/2021 Academic years

Starting with the 2019/2020 academic calendar that begins November 2019, the semester course offering will change from a four-semester system to a five-semester system. You will have the opportunity to register for courses and their corresponding examinations separately. 

For further flexibility, you will be able to register for this course (and other non-core courses) any day of the year, as these courses will no longer have specific start dates. After registering, you will be able to select from five examination dates that best meets your needs and schedule. 

Refer to the CPA preparatory courses calendar for key core course dates and examination dates for core and non-core courses.