CPA PEP admission for university degree holders: Accounting majors

Most students with an accounting undergraduate degree from an eligible institution will meet the requirements for entry to the CPA PEP. Find those requirements here.

To qualify for direct admission to the CPA PEP, you must:

  • complete an undergraduate degree such as a B.Comm with an accounting major
  • complete the prerequisite learning defined in The CPA Competency Map 
  • meet the standards for achievement established by the CPA profession
  • complete at least 120 credit hours or equivalent of education

If you have a degree with fewer than the required credit hours, you may complete CPA preparatory courses (formerly CPA PREP)and make up the knowledge requirements you are missing.


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