Entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) typically requires a university degree and academic prerequisites; however, the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) accepts applications for entry into the program from people who do not have university degrees, providing they meet additional criteria.
The Mature Entrant Pathway is designed for people who do not have a university degree, but do have substantial work experience that meets the CPA competency standards. Please note, qualifying through this pathway provides eligible applicants with an exemption from the CPA degree requirement only; applicants are still required to complete the 14 CPA prerequisite courses.
To be eligible for the Mature Entrant Pathway, applicants must have obtained at least eight years of relevant experience in any of the CPA technical competency areas listed below, with any two competency sub-areas developed to a minimum of Level 1 proficiency as identified in the CPA Practical Experience Requirements (CPA PER) standards document:
Mature Entrant Pathway applicants are required to submit the following for review: