The CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) is a modular program delivered on a part-time basis. CPA PEP provides candidates with greater flexibility and the ability to customize their training toward a specific industry or focus area.
Candidates are expected to be employed full-time in relevant accounting or finance positions while completing CPA PEP. Using a blended learning model, CPA PEP combines online learning, self-study, and classroom learning. There is an evaluation after each module, which candidates must pass before proceeding to the next one.
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Required for admission to Professional Education Program:
* Undergraduate degree
*Specific subject area coverageCommon Modules
Six integrated core competency areas:
1. Financial Reporting
2. Strategy and Governance
3. Management Accounting
4. Audit and Assurance
6. TaxationElective Modules
Candidates choose any two modules:
* Performance Management
Public Accounting Candidates must choose:
* Tax* Leadership Skills
* Professional Skills
* Integration of CompetenciesCandidates must successfully complete a CPA-developed capstone evaluation preparation course in order to sit the final exam1. Candidates must demonstrate Breadth in all six core competency areas
2. Candidates must demonstrate Depth in two core competency areas:
* Financial Reporting or Management Accounting
plus* One from other core competency areas
Public Accounting Candidates must demonstrate Depth in
* Financial Reporting
All CPA candidates must take two common core modules that focus on the development of competencies in management and financial accounting, as well as the integration of the six core technical competency areas.
CPA PEP consists of:
Candidates choose any two modules from the four electives:
Candidates pursuing a career in public accounting must take the Assurance and Tax modules.
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