Performance Management: CPA preparatory courses

Learn about the Performance Management CPA preparatory course.

If you are seeking admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) or the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF), you can take CPA preparatory courses to gain the knowledge requirements you are missing.

Performance Management is an instructor-facilitated (core) course that provides an introduction to performance management in a business context, including:

  • governance and corporate social responsibility
  • the development of corporate mission, vision and values
  • strategy formulation and execution, including environmental scanning, company and industry analysis
  • evaluation of strategic alternatives and measurement of their performance

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 Performance Management:


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.


Semester 4:

  • Course start date: October 7, 2017
  • Final examination date: November 25, 2017
  • Final marks release date: December 11, 2017


Semester 1:

  • Course start date: January 6, 2018
  • Final examination date: February 24, 2018
  • Final marks release date: March 12, 2018

Semester 2:

  • Course start date: April 7, 2018
  • Final examination date: May 26, 2018
  • Final marks release date: June 11, 2018

Semester 3:

  • Course start date: July 14, 2018
  • Final examination date: September 8, 2018
  • Final marks release date: September 24, 2018

Semester 4:

  • Course start date: October 13, 2018
  • Final examination date: December 1, 2018
  • Final marks release date: December 17, 2018