The transfer credit guides below outline the course equivalents offered by publicly recognized universities and colleges in British Columbia, which are required for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) or the CPA Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF).
¹ Added in November 2016. Starting November 2018, all three courses must be taken to receive transfer credit.
² Added in December 2016. Starting December 2018, all three courses must be taken to receive transfer credit.
Until June 2017*, legacy CA, CGA, and CMA prerequisite courses will be accepted for entry into the CPA PEP.
Students must meet the prerequisite course requirements of only one of the CA, CGA, or CMA pathways to be accepted for entry into the CPA PEP. For more information about the legacy prerequisite requirements, select the appropriate website:
* To be eligible to use the legacy prerequisite requirements, students must register in PEP by June 2017 and must participate in the Fall 2017 offering of Core 1 at the very latest. Starting with the winter 2018 offering of Core 1, legacy prerequisites will no longer be accepted even if the student registered in the program by the June 2017 deadline.
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