Legacy paths

If you are a candidate in a legacy path (CA, CGA or CMA) and you wish to hold the dual designation until May 2022, you must first complete the education program and pass the examinations in your legacy path before June 2015 and complete your entire period of practical experience by August 2018.

To transition to the CPA program, you can have all of the months of practical experience you completed recognized if the experience was authorized and assessed beforehand. In this case, you must complete the forms indicated below for your particular path. The months recognized will be recorded in your CPA file.

CA path

Continuity

You must continue to fill out a Record of CA Qualifying Experience (RQE).

Note: If you no longer wish to continue your period of practical experience in a pre-approved workplace, it is possible to transfer to the CPA path by having your practical experience authorized according to the requirements in effect. You will then switch to the CPA designation.

Transition to the CPA path

You must fill out Appendix D-1 to have your CPA, CA practical experience recognized. If your 24-month term is not completed, you must fill out Form S1 – Practical experience authorization request to have your new period of practical experience authorized.

CGA path

Continuity

You must continue to fill out practical work experience evaluation reports every 12 months.

Transition to the CPA path

You must submit your CPA, CGA practical work experience evaluation report. If your 24-month term is not completed, you must fill out Form S1 – Practical experience authorization request to have your new period of practical experience authorized.

CMA path

Continuity

At the end of your 24-month period of practical experience, you must complete your CMA experience report.

Transition to the CPA path

You must submit your CPA, CMA experience report. If your 24-month term is not completed, you must fill out Form S1 – Practical experience authorization request to have your new period of practical experience authorized.

Questions?

Email us at candidatCPA@cpaquebec.ca.

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