Registration and policies


Have you completed a recognized undergraduate degree or the prerequisite courses to obtain an equivalence of diploma or an equivalence of training and earned the required grade point average of 2.8/4.3? If so, you are eligible for admission to the CPA national program.


Depending on your situation, several registration possibilities are available:



You have completed your undergraduate studies and are ready to begin the national program.

You will be completing your undergraduate studies at the end of the term and you wish to begin the national program as soon as possible.

  • Fill out the registration with the Order before the deadlines specified in the Module and exam calendar. You may be enrolled conditionally upon passing all the prerequisites.
  • Send confirmation to the Order that you successfully completed your undergraduate program (or equivalent) as soon as possible to make your registration official.
  • When your application is accepted, enrol in the modules in your online file and pay the required fees.

Your registration will give you access to the Securexam software and to the educational material of the module in which you are registered. Note that you can view a summary of your module enrolments and your examination results at any time in your online file.

Important: You do not have to register directly with the university partner you have chosen when registering for the PEP. Module registration is done directly with the Order.

See the Module and exam calendar to find out the registration deadlines for the various modules. 

See the Fee schedule and forms page for all the forms to be completed on your path to the CPA designation.

The Foundation’s scholarship program

Did you know that the Foundation of Quebec CPAs offers scholarships to candidates who are registered in the national program and have passed the examinations of core modules 1 and 2? To find out more, read the call for applications section of the Foundation’s site.

Order university partners

* University credits will be granted in the FSA ULaval MBA program if you decide to pursue graduate studies.

Cancellation and refund policy

Barring exceptional circumstances, you may cancel your enrolment in a module by completing the appropriate form. In all cases, if you abandon a module but wish to re-enroll in it at a later session you will have to repeat the module, regardless of when it was abandoned. 

Do you want to cancel your registration in the CPA Professional Education Program (national program) or get a refund of some of the fees you paid? See the cancellation and refund policy.

* You have up to three attempts to pass each module examination. For more information, visit the National examinations page.

CPA harmonized education policies

The CPA harmonized education policies, effective since March 1, 2016, includes a collection of policy directives for the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP), as well as the rules for admission, administration, modules, module evaluation and the Common Final Examination.

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