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Chartered Professional Accountants of BC

In BC, the legacy professional accounting bodies—the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC), the Certified General Accountant Association of BC (CGA-BC), and the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC (CMABC)—have signed a merger agreement and are working together with the provincial government to establish CPABC.

Academic Requirements

Graduates of the B.Com. program and the Diploma in Accounting program will be granted exemptions from the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) pre-requisite requirements to the extent that comparable courses have been completed at the University.

Graduates, other than those mentioned above, are required to complete the pre-requisite courses before being admitted to CPA PEP. These pre-requisite courses are available through the Diploma in Accounting program for candidates.

Note: Until June 2017, legacy CA, CGA, and CMA 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.

Practical Experience Requirements

A minimum period of 30 months of practical experience is required to qualify as a registered CPA member. This requirement is generally gained concurrent to completion of CPA PEP.

See CPA BC for more information.

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