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Pathways to becoming a CPA

Depending on your educational background, you can take different pathways to gain or earn entry to the CPA PEP.

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You must have both an undergraduate degree and specific subject area coverage to be admitted to the new CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

We are committed to helping you meet these entry requirements, and provide you different pathways to your CPA designation.

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CPA PEP admission requirements: Workforce

If you don’t have an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to get into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) by fulfilling the eligibility criteria.
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CPA PEP Admission: Undergraduate degree holders

Learn about the requirements you need to complete in order to enter the CPA PEP.

Information for transitioning students

If you transitioned from a CA, CMA or CGA legacy program, learn more about the transition guidelines for completing the CPA certification program.

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International credential recognition

Learn how the Canadian CPA profession assesses international credentials and provides streamlined programs to help internationally trained accountants become Canadian CPAs.
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