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If you’re a legacy CA student, learn the transition guidelines for completing the CPA certification program and how to complete your CA practical experience requirements (PER).
The CPA profession is committed to ensuring that the education and experience you completed for a legacy designation will be recognized toward the CPA designation, and you will therefore make the transition to the appropriate point in the CPA education program.
Legacy students have until September 1, 2018 (August 31, 2018 in B.C.) to complete legacy practical experience requirements. The profession will continue to recognize legacy PER completed by September 1, 2018. For more information, review the Transition Students Guidelines.
Legacy and transition students in Quebec and Alberta should contact CPA Québec and CPA Alberta, respectively for more information.
In order to fulfill your CA practical experience requirements, you must maintain a Record of CA Qualifying Experience (RQE).
The RQE is how you:
The RQE is your opportunity to assess the practical experience you're getting and enables you, your Counselling Member and your CA Training Office to make sure you're maintaining an effective development path toward achieving the profession's competency standards.
To maintain your RQE, you must:
Follow these instructions for completing the RQE.
If you have any questions about the CA legacy practical experience requirements, please contact your provincial/regional body.
May 28, 2018
The rapidly evolving pace of technology is changing how we do business. Come together with technology investment decision-makers to develop strategic solutions and explore what the future holds.
October 1, 2018
The ONE is Canada’s must-attend, multi-track CPA event of the year. Stay at the top of your game with future-focused sessions, thought-provoking keynotes, prime networking opportunities and a first-class exhibition floor.
This event has multiple dates and locations. See event details for more information.
Attend the Public Sector Accounting Discussion Group meeting in-person or virtually via livestream. Virtual observers will be able to see and hear the discussion in real time along with those attending in person.