Please choose between the following three options for navigation.
Learn the proficiencies in specific technical and enabling competencies you must demonstrate to qualify for the CPA designation.
Get your downloadable electronic copy.
The CPA Competency Map lays the foundation for the CPA certification program, including education, accreditation, examinations, and practical experience requirements, and describes the knowledge, skills and proficiency levels you must achieve to become a Canadian CPA. Effective January 1, 2019, the 2019 CPA Competency Map is the first major update to the original 2013 CPA Competency Map, and now includes the Knowledge Supplement (which is a separate document that helps post-secondary institutions ensure their programs meet CPA program admission requirements).
The 2019 CPA Competency Map still describes in detail the two types of competencies — technical and enabling — that employers in public practice, industry, and government require of accounting professionals. The main changes to the 2019 CPA Competency Map are the:
To reflect the addition of DAIS and taxation content to the 2019 Competency Map, components of the CPA certification will be updated as follows:
View our complete coverage of the 2019 federal budget. We have tax highlights, an insightful federal budget analysis as well as video interviews with our experts.
May 22, 2019
Explore important emerging technologies in accounting, business and finance at this must-attend conference for senior leaders. Connect with peers, experts and pioneers on best-fit technology solutions for your clients or organization.
September 23, 2019
Canada’s dynamic, must-attend CPA event of the year is heading to Montréal with the theme of innovation for sustainability.