Important dates and registration

Year Exam dates Registration period Deadline for cancellation with refund Release of the results
2017 September 13, 14 and 15, 2017 From July 5 to August 9, 2017 August 30, 2017 December 1, 2017
2018 September 12, 13 and 14, 2018 From July 4 to August 8, 2018 August 29, 2018 December 7, 2018
2019 September 11, 12 and 13, 2019 From July 3 to August 7, 2019 August 28, 2019 November 29, 2019

Registration

To register, log into your file during the registration period indicated in the table above and fill out the registration form in the Your final examination section.

REGISTER TO THE CFE

Writing centres

A writing centre may be open in each of the following cities :

  • Chicoutimi
  • Gatineau
  • Montreal
  • Quebec City
  • Rimouski
  • Rouyn-Noranda
  • Sherbrooke
  • Trois-Rivières

The address of the selected centre will be communicated to you when your registration for the Common Final Examination (CFE) is confirmed. Please note that the Order reserves the right not to open a writing centre due to insufficient registrations.

Under agreements with other provinces, you may write the CFE in a writing centre located outside Quebec. In this case, you must make a request when registering.

Eligibility

The CFE is compulsory for all candidates and is held simultaneously in all Canadian provinces. Before being authorized to write the CFE, you must have successfully completed the national program delivered by the Order or the university graduate program. However, it is not necessary to have begun a period of practical experience. Note that you must complete your CPA path within 7 years of your registration at the Order.

Important: Day 1 of the CFE will be linked to the Capstone 1 case. If you do not sit for one of the first two CFEs held after the end of your university graduate program or national program, you must choose one of the two most recent Capstone 1 cases. You will be responsible for familiarizing youself with the selected Capstone 1 case.

Registration fees

Consult the fee schedule to find out the registration fees. Since passing Day 1 is not linked to passing Day 2 and 3, the retest fees are adjusted accordingly.

Cancellation and refund policy

Do you want to cancel your registration or get a refund of some of the fees you paid? See the cancellation and refund policy.

Special accommodations

Candidates who have documented disabilities (physical, mental, or learning impairments) can request test accommodations for all the examinations of the Order (including the Common Final Examination and the module examinations of the national program). The requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure equal opportunity for candidates to fully demonstrate their qualifications without altering the nature or level of the qualification being assessed. However, submitting a request does not guarantee receiving accommodation.

Examples of special accommodations
  • Providing a quiet room with minimal distractions.
  • Permitting timed rest breaks during the exam.
  • Providing enlarged font on the exam question and answer papers.
  • Allowing a medical device in the examination room, such as an inhaler or diabetic equipment (if not attached to the student’s body).
  • Possibility of having a reader, scribe/typist or sign language interpreter (if granted, assistance of this nature will be provided by the Order and not by the candidate).
  • Increasing time permitted for the examination.

Submit a special accomodation request

All requests must be submitted to the Order at least 10 weeks before the examination and must include all the required forms and information. The Order may accept applications up to 2 weeks before the examination date in exceptional circumstances, such as in the event of an accident or for compassionate reasons.

To obtain the required forms, please contact the examination team at examens@cpaquebec.ca. The original documentation should be mailed to our offices.

Questions?

Contact the Qualification team.

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