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To qualify for the CPA designation, you must demonstrate proficiency in specific technical and enabling competencies.
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The CPA Competency Map describes the knowledge, skills and proficiency levels you must have as a Canadian CPA. The Knowledge Supplement helps post-secondary institutions ensure their programs meet CPA program admission requirements.
The CPA Competency Map describes in detail the two types of competencies — technical and enabling — that employers in public practice, industry, and government require of accounting professionals. It was specifically designed by a team of education experts in consultation with accounting academics, practitioners and employers to meet those requirements. It lays the groundwork for the CPA certification program, including its education, evaluations, accreditation, and practical experience requirements.
The CPA Competency Map specifies required subject areas, but not specific course requirements. These are covered in The CPA Competency Map Knowledge Supplement.
Financial reporting and management accounting are the key technical competencies, but you must also demonstrate competence in the other four technical areas.
You must also demonstrate competence in these enabling competencies:
The new Canadian CPA certification program is a fresh start; it does not simply cobble together the requirements of existing programs. Rather, it ensures that all CPAs will have the strong foundation of knowledge and skill they will need as professional accountants to succeed in whatever role or position they choose.
Learn about CPA Canada’s board of directors and the upcoming Annual General Meeting to be held in Quebec City on September 27, 2017.
July 17, 2017
As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, we take a look back at 10 accountants who changed the face of our profession.
September 18, 2017
Jointly presented by CPA Canada and CPA Ontario, The ONE is the must-attend, multi-track event of the year, designed for all CPAs who want to be at the top of their game.