Important change to ACAF program delivery Effective January 1, 2018, the CPA profession will no longer deliver ACAF applied courses. The profession will continue to offer ACAF prerequisite requirements and technical courses through CPA preparatory courses, while all ACAF courses will be delivered through accredited programs and courses offered by post-secondary institutions (PSIs). Beginning September 2017, select PSIs will begin offering the entire ACAF program. Contact your provincial/regional CPA body for additional information. ACAF: A credential you can count on Employees are critical to the success of your business; this is particularly true of your accounting and finance team. Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)’s ACAF program is designed specifically for your junior and intermediate-level staff members. It is the only standardized national education program in Canada for intermediate accounting and related positions. The ACAF will enhance your employee’s existing accounting education and experience with the additional technical knowledge, IT applications, communications and soft skills they require to help your organization succeed. Your employees will also choose two elective modules to further develop their skills in areas important to your organization and their career growth, in areas such as: taxation audit not-for-profit accounting public sector accounting Train your employees for success at the junior and intermediate level in: financial accounting management control finance taxation accounting information systems auditing The ACAF is open to college graduates from two-year programs and those working in an accounting function without a recognized credential. They can apply for admission, or even for advanced standing, by demonstrating they have gained equivalent experience or education. The ACAF is also open to internationally-trained accountants wanting to work in Canada. All ACAF courses offered by the CPA profession are delivered online, making the program accessible to anyone, anywhere, at any time, with minimal disruption to existing commitments. Beginning September 2017, some post-secondary institutions will deliver ACAF courses in-person, with online delivery available in January 2018. CPA Canada's extended partnership with PSIs will ensure improved access an convenience for you and your employees going forward. Applicants can also enroll as full or part-time students. This flexibility allows your employees to complete the program in a time frame that makes sense for both them and your business. If at some point any of your employees want to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, their ACAF training will be recognized toward the undergraduate degree and specific knowledge requirements needed for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). The ACAF builds upon CPA Canada’s reputation for excellence in accounting and business education. It is another example of what CPA Canada does to ensure a highly skilled accounting and finance workforce, making your training and hiring decisions easier. Why get the ACAF?