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If you’re a student from the legacy CMA Strategic Leadership Program (SLP), learn the transition guidelines for completing the CPA certification program.
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The CPA profession is committed to ensuring that the education and experience you completed for a legacy designation will be recognized towards the CPA designation, and you will therefore make the transition to the appropriate point in the CPA certification program.
If you were not able to obtain your CMA designation before September 2015, you must enrol in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) by March 2017 or in Capstone 1 by June 2017 to retain your exemption status and transition rights.
Transition Student Guidelines identifies the key CPA transition and requirement completion deadlines, as well as the consequences for not meeting these deadlines.
It has been determined that knowledge gaps exist between the legacy education programs and the CPA PEP. Bridging material has been developed by the CPA profession and is available to all transitioning candidates. Transitioning CMA candidates fall into three key bridging areas:
To prepare transitioning students and candidates for the CPA program, bridging programs to cover the required prerequisite knowledge in audit, tax and finance modules are now available in English. Please contact CPA Quebec for information on the bridging programs offered in French.
Transitioning CMA candidates who completed year 1 of the CMA SLP have the opportunity to challenge specific CPA PEP modules:
All transitioning students are required to complete Capstone 1, Capstone 2 and the Common Final Examination.
All practical experience recognized for qualification for the CMA designation will be recognized equally towards the CPA program until the transition deadlines as identified in Transition Student Guidelines.
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