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Mature Students 

You are eligible to register as a student under the Mature Student category in the new CPA program if you meet the following requirements in accordance with Regulation 6-1, Student Registration:

  • do not have a degree;
  • have at least eight years of relevant accounting or business experience satisfactory to the Registrar;
  • have completed the academic prerequisite requirements in accordance with section 16.1;
  • provide letters of reference and any other requested documentation satisfactory to the Registrar; and
  • satisfy the Registrar that you do not meet the requirements of any other category of student registration.

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 the CPA Ontario 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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