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Post-Secondary Institution Accredited Program 

If you are a student enrolled in a Legacy CA - Accredited University Program/Stream approved by Council, the following steps outline the process of becoming a CPA, CA by registering as a Legacy CA Student under Regulation 6-4.

  1. Obtain paid employment at an Approved Training Office.
  2. Register as a Legacy CA Student by submitting the following:
    • A properly completed application form
    • CPA Ontario's Academic Code of Conduct
    • The correct fee remittance
    • All required supporting documentation
  3. Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of "B-" (MMPA is B) to meet the Academic Qualification Requirements. For a complete list of academic institutions offering degree requirements, go to the page Recognized University Courses.
  4. Complete the Staff Training Program within the first sixteen months of the Practical Experience Requirement.
  5. Complete the CPA Ontario Professional Program which currently consists of the Core-Knowledge Exam and the School of Accountancy. Successful completion of the CPA Ontario Professional Program establishes eligibility to attempt the Uniform Final Evaluation (UFE). Please note that the CKE and SOA will not be offered after July 2014. Legacy CA Students who have not successfully completed the CKE and/or the SOA by July 31, 2014 will be required to complete the successor requirement(s) as prescribed by Council.
  6. Successfully complete the Uniform Final Evaluation (UFE).
  7. Complete the Experience Requirement at an Approved Training Office.
  8. Complete the admission to membership application form.
  9. Upon approval from CPA Ontario, the Legacy CA Student will be granted the CPA, CA designation.

 

LIST OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS WITH ACCREDITED PROGRAMS/STREAMS

Brock University – Bachelor of Accounting, Option A, regular and co-op;

McMaster University – Master of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), regular and internship, both inclusive of the Courses for Professional Designation needed to complete the 51 credit hours.

Queen’s University – Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting stream, in combination with the Graduate Diploma in Accounting.

University of TorontoMississauga, Master of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA), and the Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Specialist stream.

University of TorontoRotman Commerce, St. George, Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Specialist stream.

University of TorontoScarborough, Bachelor of Business Administration, regular and co-op streams.

Western University – Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting stream at the Richard Ivey School of Business, inclusive of the Diploma in Accounting.

Wilfrid Laurier University – Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, regular and co-op, and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting, regular and co-op, both inclusive of the post-degree undergraduate courses needed to complete the 51 credit hours.

York University – Bachelor of Business Administration and the Master of Business Administration, Accounting stream at the Schulich School of Business.

University of Waterloo – Master of Accounting (MAcc).

Wilfrid Laurier University / University of Waterloo Double Degree Program - Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Laurier) / Honours Bachelor of Mathematics (Waterloo), regular and co-op.

Wilfrid Laurier University / University of Waterloo Double Degree Program - Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Laurier) / Bachelor of Computer Science (Waterloo), regular and co-op.

 

A Student may be responsible for additional costs imposed by external parties.  These costs are not levied by CPA Ontario and are beyond CPA Ontario’s control. Therefore, CPA Ontario is unable to advise Students of the total gross or net costs (after taking into account reimbursements or other subsidies made available by external parties) of the registration and qualification to membership processes. All costs levied by CPA Ontario have been approved by Council and are found in Regulation 4-2, Dues.

 

Appeal Rights

A decision of the Registrar not to register or reregister an individual as a Student or to deregister a Student may be appealed by the individual or Student to CPA Ontario’s Membership Committee.  The parties to an appeal are the individual appealing and the Registrar.  The appeal shall be conducted in accordance with CPA Ontario’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. The decision of the Membership Committee is final.

CPA Ontario’s Academic Code of Conduct

Please note that anyone registering under this category will be required to file a declaration of acknowledgement of, and agreement to abide by, CPA Ontario’s Academic Code of Conduct.

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