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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 Knowledge Supplement.
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:
Due to the significance of the changes to the Competency Map, incorporation of the DAIS and taxation changes will be rolled out over a period of time to allow students/candidates, employers, and post-secondary institutions time to transition to the new competency requirements. To reflect the addition of DAIS and taxation content to the 2019 Competency Map, components of the CPA certification will be updated as follows:
The CPA profession is seeking feedback on the 2019 Outreach Package, which contains the proposed changes for the 2020 Competency Map, scheduled for release in December 2019.
Please note that the 2019 Outreach Package is only a draft of proposed changes to the 2020 Competency Map. It is not a representation of the final version.
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