Intermediate Financial Reporting 1: CPA preparatory courses

Learn about the Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 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.

Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 is an instructor-facilitated (core) course that builds on the skills acquired in Introductory Financial Accounting, focusing primarily on the assets side of the statement of financial position, including:

  • cash
  • receivables
  • inventories
  • capital
  • intangible assets
  • investments

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.

Prerequisite courses

You must complete or receive exemption from the following prerequisite courses in order to take Intermediate Financial Reporting 1:


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: October 5, 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 in November 2019, the semester course offering will change from a four-semester system to a five-semester system. You will have hte opportunity to register for courses and their corresponding examinations separately. 

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