Educational material

Once you are registered in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP), you will receive the Order’s CPA Newsletter, and CPA Magazine, a CPA Canada publication.


Your registration in the PEP will give you access to Knotia*, CPA Canada’s online research platform to access these resources, among others:

  • CPA Canada Handbook Collection:  includes International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE), Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations, and Accounting Standards for Pension Plans.   
  • Federal Income Tax Collection: includes the Federal Income Tax Act and regulations, administrative materials, commentary and analysis, CRA rulings, tax rates and tools, and much more.

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* At least 3 weeks after you registered, you will receive an email from Knotia containing instructions on how to access your Knotia account before you can create an account. Contact the CPA Canada Customer Service Department at 1 800 268.3793 or for any questions regarding your Knotia account.

cpa competency map

The CPA Competency Map lays the foundation for the CPA certification program, including education, accreditation, examinations, and practical experience requirements, and describes the knowledge, skills and proficiency levels you must achieve to become a CPA.

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University graduate program (DESS) 

The DESS training platform contains educational material for candidates enrolled in the university graduate program (DESS). 

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National program delivered by the Order

The national platform developed by CPA Canada contains cases focused on the competencies required of candidates, multiple-choice questions and supplementary material.

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