CPA Professional Education Program: Capstone examination preparation module (Capstone 2)

Learn about the Capstone 2 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.

The Capstone 2 module focuses on preparing you for entry into the profession by requiring you to apply the competencies you have acquired throughout the CPA program in complex and highly integrative cases. You continue to develop your enabling competencies in situations which simulate real-life projects and assignments that newly certified CPAs may encounter in their careers.

Capstone 2 has no module-specific examination since it immediately precedes the national Common Final Examination (CFE).

Dates for Capstone 2 module

The 2019 and 2020 calendars have been approved nationally. Key dates related to Capstone 2 are:

Summer 2019 session:

  • Module dates: Saturday, July 20 to Friday, September 6
  • Two-day workshop dates: Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21

2020 schedule:

The 2020 CPA PEP and CFE Calendar provides the key dates for the 2020 CPA PEP modules and the Common Final Examination (CFE).

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

Additional practice cases and solutions

Additional practice cases and solutions that were used in prior offerings of Capstone 2 are now available for downloading. They are based on Uniform Final Exam (UFE) cases and have not been updated for changes to the CPA Canada Handbook and Income Tax Act. For examples of CFE cases, please refer to the Board of Examiners reports.

UFE reports

Uniform Final Exam (UFE) Board reports from 2009 to 2014 are now available for downloading.