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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.
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