A stimulating and meaningful career awaits: Become a CPA When you become a CPA, you acquire the broad range of skills required to attain coveted executive management positions. It’s your opportunity to carve out an intellectually stimulating career and to make a real impact on the business world. CPA is the internationally recognized pre-eminent business designation that carries Canada’s long-held reputation for being among the world’s best in business and finance. The CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) combines the best of Canada’s three long established and globally respected professional education programs. It meets or exceeds all International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) standards for education, assessment and practical experience, as well as all the requirements of the leading global accounting bodies. With a challenging and rigorous certification process, the CPA PEP develops professionals who meet the needs of businesses, public practice, not-for-profit and government.