CPA Professional Education Program: Core modules

Learn about the core modules of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

To complete the CPA PEP, you must complete six modules — two core modules, two elective modules and two capstone modules.

The CPA PEP begins with two mandatory core modules. In both modules, you build the enabling and technical competencies required of a professional accountant. The modules are integrative, drawing on law, economics, finance, strategy, statistics and IT, as well as the technical competency areas.

CPA candidates develop competence in integration and application of all aspects of all areas of The CPA Competency Map:

  • financial reporting
  • strategy and governance
  • management accounting
  • audit and assurance
  • finance
  • taxation

The main challenge in these modules is mastering a vast number of technical competencies. You will be expected to draw readily on prerequisite knowledge, with little guided review of this knowledge during learning activities.

Core 1 focus:

  • financial accounting
  • reporting
  • assurance
  • taxation
  • finance

Core 2 focus:

  • management accounting
  • developing competencies in the areas of:
    • governance
    • strategy
    • risk management
    • management decision-making

Dates for national Core module offerings:

Please contact your provincial/regional CPA body to see if these offerings are available in your area and the dates that they are offered.

Core 1:

  • Winter 2017 session:
    • Module dates:Saturday, January 28, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017
    • Orientation workshop: Saturday, January 28, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017
    • Module workshop: Saturday, March 4, 2017 to Sunday, March 5, 2017
    • Evaluation date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • Spring 2017 session:
    • Module dates: Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017
    • Orientation workshop: Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
    • Module workshop: Saturday, June 10, 2017 to Sunday, June 11, 2017
    • Evaluation date: Thursday, July 6, 2017
  • Summer 2017 session:
    • Module dates: Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017
    • Orientation workshop: Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Sunday, July 30, 2017
    • Module workshop: Saturday, September 2, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017
    • Evaluation date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Fall 2017 session:
    • Module dates: Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Friday, December 15, 2017
    • Orientation workshop: Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • Module workshop: Saturday, November 25, 2017 to Sunday, November 26, 2017
    • Evaluation date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Core 2:

  • Fall 2016 session:
    • Module dates: Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Friday, December 16, 2016
    • Module workshop: Saturday, December 3, 2016 to Sunday, December 4, 2016
    • Evaluation date: Thursday, December 22, 2016
  • Winter 2017 session:
    • Module dates: Saturday, January 28, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017
    • Module workshop: Saturday, March 11, 2017 to Sunday, March 12, 2017
    • Evaluation date: Friday, March 31, 2017
  • Spring 2017 session:
    • Module dates: Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017
    • Module workshop: Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Sunday, June 18, 2017
    • Evaluation date: Friday, July 7, 2017
  • Summer 2017 session:
    • Module dates: Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017
    • Module workshop: Saturday, September 9, 2017 to Sunday, September 10, 2017
    • Evaluation date: Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Fall 2017 session:
    • Module dates: Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Friday, December 15, 2017
    • Module workshop: Saturday, December 2, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
    • Evaluation date: Thursday, December 21, 2017

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