CPA Professional Education Program: Capstone integrative module (Capstone 1)

Learn about the Capstone 1 module of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

The capstone modules are culminating courses in which you demonstrate what you have learned over the course of the CPA PEP.

Capstone 1 is primarily suited for formative assessment rather than summative assessment due to the linkage with Day 1 of the Common Final Examination (CFE). While all aspects of Capstone 1 are important to the profession, not all will be replicated on Day 1 of the CFE. For instance, oral communication, leadership and teamwork competencies will not be evaluated on the CFE, so the profession has integrated summative assessment opportunities for those competencies within Capstone 1.

Evaluation

You will be evaluated using these three key learning activities:

  • team reflections, which include individual reflections and peer evaluations
  • board report, which is the main content deliverable for this module
  • oral team presentations and question-and-answer period, which involves a panel and peer evaluation

You will:

  • work in groups to research specific topic areas and complete assignments
  • draft and orally present a business case
  • use core and elective competencies while developing key enabling skills
  • be assessed on abilities in competencies such as teamwork, negotiation and oral communication

You will also complete a large business case, which relates to Day 1 of the CFE.

Dates for Capstone 1 module

The 2018 and 2019 calendars have been approved nationally. Key dates related to Capstone 1 are:

Spring 2018 session:

  • Module dates: Saturday, May 12 to Friday, July 6
  • Presentation dates: Saturday, July 7 to Tuesday, July 10
  • Presentation revision dates: Wednesday, July 11 to Saturday, July 14

Spring 2019 session:

  • Module dates: Saturday, May 11 to Friday, July 5
  • Presentation dates: Saturday, July 6 to Tuesday, July 9
  • Presentation revision dates: Wednesday, July 10 to Saturday, July 13

Please contact your provincial/regional CPA body to see if these offerings are available in your area.