The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the only professional accounting body recognized in the province of British Columbia. CPA members are part of a national profession with more than 200,000 members across the country and around the world. Among its duties, CPABC is responsible for the training and certification of CPA students.
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.
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 (www.gocpabc.ca) for more information.