Education partners: The role of PSIs and academics in the CPA certification program

Learn more about the vital role post-secondary institutions (PSIs) play in the education of Canada’s accounting professionals.

The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) profession partners with Canadian post-secondary institutions (PSIs) to offer non-degree holders the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree and the required CPA education.

PSIs have the opportunity to partner with us to deliver CPA education in two ways:

  • delivery of prerequisite learning for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) through undergraduate and graduate programs recognized by the CPA profession as meeting the specific knowledge requirements for entry to the CPA PEP
  • delivery of some or all of the CPA PEP through graduate programs equivalent to the profession’s programs meeting the competency requirements defined in The CPA Competency Map