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Learn how you, as a CGA legacy student, can make the transition into the CPA certification program.
The CPA profession is committed to ensuring that education completed for a legacy designation will be recognized toward the CPA designation, you will therefore make the transition to the appropriate point in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), or be required to gain specific subject knowledge, which is available through CPA preparatory courses (formerly CPA PREP).
By September 1, 2018:
By June 1, 2020:
All practical experience recognized for qualification toward the CGA designation will be recognized equally toward the CPA designation.
All CGA-approved transfer credits from post-secondary institutions (PSIs), as well as all PSI-equivalent courses taken in the CGA Program of Professional Studies, will be recognized for admission to CPA preparatory courses and CPA PEP.
CGA Levels 1 through 4 will most likely cover the prerequisite knowledge requirements for admission to CPA PEP. However, all transitioning students — CGA, CMA and CA — will most likely require some bridging to prepare them for CPA PEP.
Bridging material has been developed by the CPA profession and is available to all transitioning candidates. Mapping of CGA Levels 1 through 4 to the CPA prerequisite requirements is now underway. More details on specific transitioning requirements will be released this fall following the completion of the mapping process.
If you are currently enrolled in the CGA program but did not complete all CGA legacy education requirements — including complete Professional Applications and Competence Evaluations (PACE) requirements — by September 2015, you will have to make the transition to the new CPA program.
Transitioning students who have completed CGA courses equivalent to CPA preparatory courses or CPA PEP modules will be exempted from taking the equivalent CPA preparatory courses or CPA PEP modules.
Upon completion of the CPA program, including success on the Common Final Examination, completion of practical experience requirements and the passing of legislation in your jurisdiction, you will become a CPA.
Please contact CPA Québec for more information about transitions.
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