Important dates and registration

Year Exam dates Registration period Deadline for cancellation with refund Release of the results
2018 September 12, 13 and 14, 2018 From July 4 to August 8, 2018 August 29, 2018 November 30, 2018
2019 September 11, 12 and 13, 2019 From July 3 to August 7, 2019 August 28, 2019 November 29, 2019
2020 May 27, 28, 29, 2020
From March 18 to April 22, 2020
May 13, 2020
TBD
September 9, 10, 11, 2020
From June 30 to August 5, 2020
August 26, 2020 
TBD

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 centres1

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 centre in the selected city will be communicated to you when your registration for the Common Final Examination (CFE) is confirmed. 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.

1 Please note that the Order reserves the right not to open a writing centre due to insufficient registrations. In the opposite situation, if an examination center has reached its maximum capacity, the Order reserves the right to change the examination center chosen by the candidate for the closest center to the university campus where the program was completed or the closest center to the candidate's civic address.

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

Through the regions, CPA Canada provides reasonable one-time and ongoing accommodations to individuals who have documented disabilities (physical, mental or learning impairments) for all the national examinations administered by the Order (including the Common Final Examination and the module examinations of the national program).

Visit the CPA Canada website to obtain clarification on the decisions and application submission process.

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).

Questions?

Contact the Qualification team.

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