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Post-Secondary Institution Co-op


If you are a student enrolled in an approved co-operative degree program 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 correctly completed application form
    • CPA Ontario's Academic Code of Conduct
    • The appropriate fee remittance
    • All required supporting documentation
  3. Complete either prior to or while registered in good standing as a Legacy CA Student, 51 credit hours in specific courses.
  4. Complete the Staff Training Program within the first twenty-eight 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 UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE DEGREE PROGRAMS

UniversityDegree programMaximum months of co-op work term experience
AlgomaBachelor of Business Administration20
BrockBachelor of Business Administration12
BrockBachelor of Accounting20
CarletonBachelor of Commerce16
DalhousieBachelor of Commerce12
GuelphBachelor of Commerce, Honours Program - Accounting, Co-operative Education Program (HBComm)16
McMasterBachelor of Commerce (Internship)16
McMasterMaster of Business Administration12
OttawaHonours Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting12
RedeemerBachelor of Arts, Honours Business Major-Accounting16
Toronto (Mississauga)Masters in Management and Professional Accounting8
Toronto (Scarborough)Bachelor of Business Administration (Program in Management)12
WaterlooBachelor of Accounting and Financial Management (Honours)16
WaterlooBachelor of Mathematics (Chartered Accountancy)16
WaterlooBachelor of Science (Honours Chartered Accountancy)16
Wilfrid Laurier/WaterlooHonours Bachelor of Business Administration (Laurier)/ Honours Bachelor of Mathematics (Waterloo)
Effective for students graduating after December 31, 2010
16
Wilfrid Laurier/WaterlooHonours Bachelor of Business Administration (Laurier)/ Honours Bachelor of Computer Science(Waterloo)
Effective for students graduating after December 31, 2010
16
Wilfrid LaurierHonours Bachelor of Business Administration12
Wilfrid LaurierHonours Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Accounting)12
Wilfrid LaurierHonours Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 
Effective for students graduating after December 31, 2010
16
Wilfrid LaurierHonours Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Science in Computing and Computer Electronics
Effective for students graduating after December 31, 2010
16
Wilfrid LaurierHonours Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Arts in Financial Mathematics
Effective for students graduating after December 31, 2010
16
WindsorBachelor of Commerce16

 

 

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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