Step 3: CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP)
Once you have completed the prerequisite courses as defined by the subject area coverage through either the CPA PREP, Module Zero or your post-secondary institution, you are eligible to register for the CPA Professional Education Program.
What is it?
The CPA Professional Education Program is a modular program offered on a part-time basis. CPA PEP provides candidates with greater flexibility and the ability to customize their training toward a specific industry or area of focus. Using a blended learning model, CPA PEP combines online learning, self-study and classroom learning.
- Two common core modules, which all CPA candidates must take, focusing on the development of competencies in management and financial accounting, and the integration of the six core technical competency areas.
- Two elective modules, which allow CPA candidates to develop deeper skills in their areas of career interest; four electives will be offered: assurance, performance management, tax and finance. All candidates must choose two, and candidates pursuing careers in public accounting must choose assurance and tax.
- A capstone integrative module that focuses on the development of the enabling competencies such as leadership and professional skills and the integration of core competencies.
- A capstone examination preparation module, which prepares CPA candidates for the Common Final Examination.
Candidates are expected to be employed full-time in relevant accounting or finance positions while completing CPA PEP. More details on professional experience requirements coming in Fall 2014.
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Register Now for CPA PEP
Have you completed all the prerequisite courses? You are now eligible to register for the CPA Professional Education Program.