CPA Professional Education Program: Elective module – Performance management

Learn about the Performance Management elective module of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

The CPA PEP’s elective modules provide you with the opportunity to explore your field of interest in greater depth. The objective of the Performance Management module is to equip you with the ability to:

  • contribute to strategic decision making
  • support effective governance
  • manage and mitigate risk
  • assess overall performance management

You will apply common frameworks for strategy, governance, risk and performance in more complex settings than dealt with previously, developing competencies used to focus an organization on:

  • improving performance
  • delivering sustainable value


The Performance Management 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 performance management cases and evaluation guides

These case examples focus on performance management competencies, but also draw on core finance, strategy and financial reporting competencies. The evaluation guides provide solutions to the cases through a variety of assessment opportunities.

Dates for performance management module

The 2018-2019 Electives Module Calendar provides the key dates for the Performance Management 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.

Winter 2019 session:

  • Module dates: Saturday, January 26 to Friday, March 22
  • 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, February 2 to Sunday, February 3
  • Evaluation date: Thursday, March 28

Spring 2019 session:

  • Module dates: Saturday, May 4 to Friday, June 28
  • 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, May 11 to Sunday, May 12
  • Evaluation date: Thursday, July 4

Summer 2019 session:

  • Module dates: Saturday, July 27 to Friday, September 20
  • 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, August 3 to Sunday, August 4
  • Evaluation date: Thursday, September 26

Fall 2019 session:

  • Module dates: Saturday, October 19 to Friday, December 13
  • 2-day workshop dates: Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, October 27
  • 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).