The CPA PEP’s elective modules provide you with the opportunity to explore your field of interest in greater depth. The objective of the Assurance module is to equip you with the competencies necessary to perform both internal audit projects and external assurance engagements, including: assessing the need for an engagement or project developing and performing procedures documenting and reporting results While this module is primarily designed for candidates who wish to practise public accounting or work in internal audit, it benefits a wide range of candidates because it focuses on the key concepts of auditing that have broad application, such as: risk materiality professional skepticism internal control You also get the opportunity to delve into some of the more complex financial accounting topics and understand how governance plays a key role in assurance. Please note: If you plan to practise public accounting, you must complete this module. Evaluation The Assurance module blueprint provides you with information on what to expect from the examinations, including the weighting placed on the different competencies and the study materials you can use while completing them. Examples of assurance cases and evaluation guides These case examples focus on assurance competencies and build on the core financial reporting competencies. The evaluation guides provide solutions to the cases through a variety of assessment opportunities. Pacific Airport Case Evaluation guide Fun, Fit and Social Club Case Evaluation guide Dates for assurance module The 2018-2019 Electives Module Calendar provides the key dates for the Assurance module and other elective modules. You can also view the key dates below. Please contact your provincial/regional CPA body to see if these offerings are available in your area. Summer 2018 session: Module dates: Saturday, July 28 to Friday, September 21 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, August 11 to Sunday, August 12 Evaluation date: Thursday, September 27 Fall 2018 session: Module dates: Saturday, October 20 to Friday, December 14 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 4 Evaluation date: Wednesday, December 19 Winter 2019 session: Module dates: Saturday, January 26 to Friday, March 22 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, February 9 to Sunday, February 10 Evaluation date: Thursday, March 28 Spring 2019 session: Module dates: Saturday, May 4 to Friday, June 28 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, May 18 to Sunday, May 19 Evaluation date: Thursday, July 4 Summer 2019 session: Module dates: Saturday, July 27 to Friday, September 20 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, August 10 to Sunday, August 11 Evaluation date: Thursday, September 26 Fall 2019 session: Module dates: Saturday, October 19 to Friday, December 13 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, November 2 to Sunday, November 3 Evaluation date: Wednesday, December 18 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).