Application Steps

To start, create a profile on My CPA Portal.

Note: My CPA Portal is CPAWSB's online portal for requesting a transcript assessment and receiving assessment results, submitting a program admission application, registering for courses or modules, paying fees, and more.

Enter education history and request and pay for a transcript assessment after creating a profile.

You may request a transcript assessment ($100 CAD plus tax) anytime, but most people request a transcript assessment two months before registration opens for the CPA PEP session they want to start.

Assessment results are valid for 12 months from time of assessment completion, and it is during this time when you will be granted online access to enroll in CPA Preparatory Courses; OR if eligible to enroll directly into CPA PEP. 

Be sure to request and pay for the transcript assessment via My CPA Portal before requesting your institution(s) to send your transcripts and/or other supporting documents to CPAWSB. This will avoid misplacement of mailed in documents that do not have a corresponding record in our database.

Contact your post-secondary school(s) and/or institution(s) to have your official sealed transcripts, proof of degree and any other supporting documents mailed directly to CPAWSB for assessment.

Applicants who have completed any education outside of Canada must also submit a third-party verification in addition to their official transcript(s). Refer to CPAWSB's Apply for Admission to CPAWSB page for more information.

It can take up to 10 business days for the assessment process to be completed from the time that all of your supporting documents, including transcripts, are received.

After receiving the transcript assessment results, enroll in any missing CPA Preparatory Courses (or choose to complete them at a recognized post-secondary institution listed on the CPABC Transfer Credit Guides); OR if eligible submit program admission application via My CPA Portal and pay to enroll in the CPA PEP.

A one-time, non-refundable initial registration fee, in addition to the applicable annual dues, is required when submitting an admission application. Please refer to the CPA PEP Fee Schedule for a complete list of the current year’s fees.

CPA PEP admission applications are accepted throughout the year, not just during the designated module registration periods.

Admission applications are typically processed in two to three business days.

Register in modules during the enrollment periods for CPA PEP. 

Candidates can register for CPA PEP Core 1 while their program application is being processed.