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Module and exam calendar

Recent news about the exams

APRIL 30, 2020 – June and July 2020 module exams – Revised CPA assessment format
As we move closer to the June/July examination dates for CPA PEP, we know that candidates have questions about the revised assessment format that will be implemented for the examinations scheduled between June 26 to July 3, 2020. As a follow-up to the email they received on April 17, 2020, the profession is providing additional information on the assessment format for the Core and Elective modules and the release date for the module results.

 

Modules Revised format  Exam length* Results release date
Core modules Two case-based questions 2.5 hours (1 hour/case) July 21
Electives modules Two case-based questions 4 hours (between 80 and 120 minutes/case) July 14
* There will be a 30-minute transition period between cases.
 
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, candidates will receive additional information regarding their examination(s), including instructions, updated exam regulations, and other pertinent information. 

We would like to reiterate that the changes to the assessment format are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. While the formats are different, there are no changes to the testable content as outlined in the CPA Competency Map. Once the restrictions end, the profession will revert to the normal formats for all Core and Elective assessments.

We encourage candidates to continue to review the regularly-updated FAQs document on the CPA Canada website for valuable information that addresses their concerns related to the profession’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
APRIL 17, 2020 – June 2020 CPA PEP assessment calendar
The profession remains committed to keeping you on track in your journey to becoming a CPA. In light of the physical-distancing restrictions in place in some provinces until June 30th, the profession is announcing some changes to the June 2020 CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) assessments, including assessment delivery, the schedule, requirements, and the timing of future communications. 

As previously communicated, these national assessments will no longer take place in-person at exam writing centres but will be delivered remotely. Candidates will write their assessments at home using their own computers on the evaluation dates and times specified below. The assessments will be administered through the D2L DropBox. To prepare to write your assessment, ensure that you have: 
 
  • reliable Internet access  
  • word processor (i.e. “.docx” format) and spreadsheet (i.e. “.xlsx” format) applications installed on your computer
  • the hardware, operating, software, and other computer requirements specified in the Learning management system section of the CPA Canada Professional Education Program Candidate Guide
Previously, the dates scheduled for the assessments were June 29-30, 2020; however, to minimize conflicts for candidates writing multiple assessments during this evaluation period, the assessments will be written over five (5) business days. Each assessment will commence at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
  
Exam dates Modules Duration
Friday, June 26 Core 2 2 hours
Monday, June 29 Taxation 3.5 hours
Tuesday, June 30 Performance Management
Thursday, July 2 Assurance
Friday, July 3 Finance 2 hours
 Core 1

On June 11, 2020, you will receive information on the assessment format that will be used for your particular module. 

We are committed to keeping you informed of updates as we all adapt to this unprecedented situation.  Please continue to review the regularly-updated FAQs document on the CPA Canada website  for valuable information that addresses student concerns related to the profession’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including meeting practical experience requirements, conditional admission for courses, updates to the cases available for Capstone 1 and Day 1 of the CFE, and much more.  

APRIL 3, 2020 – June CPA module exams maintained
We realize that many of you have concerns about your studies and upcoming exams as we navigate through these uncertain times.  We want to assure you that the upcoming CPA PEP assessments scheduled for June will not be cancelled. We do, however, need to make some adjustments based on the extended timeline of the physical-distancing restrictions. The assessments will no longer take place in-person at exam writing centres. Instead we will administer remote assessment alternatives. Closer to the June assessment dates you will be informed of the format that will be used for your particular module.

At this time the profession is expecting to deliver the CFE in September as planned. However, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and if a change is required, a decision will be made no later than late June. 

The CPA Canada website has been updated with valuable information that addresses student concerns related to meeting practical experience requirements, conditional admission for modules, updates to the cases available for Capstone 1 and Day 1 of the CFE, and much more.  Please continue to review these regularly-updated FAQs on the website for current CPA certification program information and developments related to the profession’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know that this is an unprecedented time and we are working hard to ensure minimal disruption as candidates pursue their CPA designation.
MARCH 16, 2020 – PEP and CFE: Cancellation of upcoming May examinations and modules
Faced with the growing concerns and uncertainties over COVID-19, and our commitment to provide a safe environment for our students/candidates, staff, and volunteers, the CPA profession has cancelled all April CPA PEP and CPA preparatory course examinations and the May 2020 Common Final Examination (CFE). The Capstone 2 module, which precedes the May 2020 CFE, scheduled to start on April 4, 2020 is also cancelled. 
 
Students who were enrolled in the PEP Examinations scheduled for April 1-2, 2020 will be automatically enrolled in the next offerings taking place on June 29-30, 2020. Please note that in light of this situation, all affected students will be allowed to continue to the Spring semester without having met the module pre-requisites, however they must be completed prior to continuing in the Summer semester.
 
Also, all module in-person workshops for the Spring semester will now be delivered through an alternative format.  Once those details have been determined, we will contact all students directly to advise of the new format.
 
The profession is dedicated to supporting students in their pursuit towards the CPA designation with the least amount of disruption as reasonably possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. 
 
We are committed to keeping you informed of upcoming changes and will provide you with additional information once the details are available. 

You will find in the calendar below the registration, start and end dates of the modules for each session, as well as the workshops and examinations date.

In order to help you plan your modules selection, see the various examples of path.

Winter 2020
Modules Duration Interactive workshops
Exams (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Registration deadlines
Core 1 February 1 to March 27, 2020 March 7 and 8, 2020

Orientation workshop: 
February 1 and 2, 2020

Exam cancelled
See note above

Order: December 1, 2019

Module: January 5, 2020

Retake exam: TBA

Core 2



February 1 to March 27, 2020 March 14 and 15, 2020

Exam cancelled
See note above

Module: January 5, 2020

Retake exam: TBA

Assurance February 1 to March 27, 2020 February 15 and 16, 2020

Exam cancelled
See note above

Module: January 5, 2020

Retake exam : TBA
Performance management February 1 to March 27, 2020 February 8 and 9, 2020

Exam cancelled
See note above

Module: January 5, 2020

Retake exam: TBA

Finance February 1 to March 27, 2020 February 22 an 23, 2020

Exam cancelled
See note above

Module: January 5, 2020

Retake exam: TBA

Taxation February 1 to March 27, 2020 February 29 and March 1, 2020

Exam cancelled
See note above

Module: January 5, 2020

Retake exam: TBA
Capstone 1 January 25 to March 20, 2020 January 25 and 26, 2020

Dealine to submit video:
March 30, 2020

Module: January 5, 2020
Spring 2020
Modules Duration Interactive workshops
Exams at 12:00 p.m.
Registration deadlines
Core 1 May 2 to June 26, 2020 June 6 and 7, 2020

Orientation workshop: 
May 2 and 3, 2020

July 3, 2020

Results: July, 21, 2020

Order: March 24, 2020

Module: April 15, 2020

Retake exam: April 20, 2020

Core 2



May 2 to June 26, 2020 June 13 and 14, 2020

June 26, 2020

Results: July, 21, 2020

Module: April 15, 2020

Retake exam: April 20, 2020

Assurance May 2 to June 26, 2020 May 16 and 17, 2020

July 2, 2020

Results : July, 14, 2020

Module: April 15, 2020

Retake exam : April 20, 2020
Performance management May 2 to June 26, 2020 May 9 and 10, 2020

June 30, 2020

Results: July, 14, 2020

Module: April 15, 2020

Retake exam: April 20, 2020

Finance May 2 to June 26, 2020 May 23 and 24, 2020

July 3, 2020

Results: July, 14, 2020

Module: April 15, 2020

Retake exam: April 20, 2020

Taxation May 2 to June 26, 2020 May 30 and 31, 2020

June 29, 2020

Results: July, 14, 2020

Module: April 15, 2020

Retake exam: April 20, 2020
Capstone 1 May 9 to July 3, 2020 May 9 and 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

Results: TBA

Module: April 15, 2020
Capstone 2 Cancelled  

N/A

 
Summer 2020
Modules Duration Interactive workshops
Exams (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Registration deadlines
Core 1 July 25 to September 18, 2020 August 29 and 30, 2020

Orientation workshop: 
July 25 and 26, 2020

September 24, 2020

Results: October 9, 2020

Order: June 17, 2020

Module: July 8, 2020

Retake exam: July 22, 2020

Core 2
July 25 to September 18, 2020 September 5 and 6, 2020

September 23, 2020

Results: October 9, 2020

Module: July 8, 2020

Retake exam: TBA

Assurance July 25 to September 18, 2020 August 8 and 9, 2020

September 24, 2020

Results : October 9, 2020

Module: July 8, 2020

Retake exam : July 22, 2020
Performance management July 25 to September 18, 2020 August 1 and 2, 2020

September 24, 2020

Results: October 9, 2020

Module: July 8, 2020

Retake exam: July 22, 2020

Finance July 25 to September 18, 2020 August 15 and 16, 2020

September 23, 2020

Results: October 9, 2020

Module: July 8, 2020

Retake exam: July 22, 2020

Taxation July 25 to September 18, 2020 August 22 and 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

Results: October 9, 2020

Module: July 8, 2020

Retake exam: July 22, 2020
Capstone 2 July 18 to September 4, 2020 July 18 and 19, 2020

N/A

Module: July 8, 2020
Fall 2020
Modules Duration Interactive workshops
Exams (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Registration deadlines
Core 1 October 17 to December 11, 2020 November 21 and 22, 2020

Orientation workshop:
October 17 and 18, 2020

December 17, 2020

Results: January 15, 2021

Order: September 2, 2020

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 13, 2020

Core 2 October 17 to December 11, 2020
November 28 and 29, 2020

December 16, 2020

Results: January 15, 2021

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 13, 2020

Assurance October 17 to December 11, 2020
October 31 and November 1, 2020

December 17, 2020

Results: January 15, 2021

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 13, 2020

Performance management October 17 to December 11, 2020
October 24 and 25, 2020

December 17, 2020

Results: January 15, 2021

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 13, 2020

Finance

October 17 to December 11, 2020
November 7 and 8, 2020

December 16, 2020

Results: January 15, 2021

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 13, 2020

Taxation October 17 to December 11, 2020
November 14 and 15, 2020

December 16, 2020

Results: January 15, 2021

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 13, 2020
Winter 2021
Modules Duration Interactive workshops
Exams (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Registration deadlines
Core 1 January 30 to March 26, 2021 March 6 and 7, 2021

Orientation workshop: 
January 30 and 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

Results: April 15, 2021

Order: December 2, 2020

Module: January 10, 2021

Retake exam: January 17, 2021

Core 2



January 30 to March 26, 2021 March 13 and 14, 2021

March 30, 2021

Results: April 15, 2021

Module: January 5, 2020

Retake exam: January 17, 2021

Assurance January 30 to March 26, 2021 February 13 and 14, 2021

March 31, 2021

Results : April 15, 2021

Module: January 10, 2021

Retake exam : January 17, 2021
Performance management January 30 to March 26, 2021 February 6 and 7, 2021

March 31, 2021

Results: April 15, 2021

Module: January 5, 2020

Retake exam: TBA

Finance January 30 to March 26, 2021 February 20 an 21, 2021

March 30, 2021

Results: April 15, 2021

Module: January 10, 2021

Retake exam: January 17, 2021

Taxation January 30 to March 26, 2021 February 27 and 28, 2021

March 30, 2021

Results: April 15, 2021

Module: January 10, 2021

Retake exam: January 17, 2021
Capstone 1 January 23 to March 19, 2021 January 23 and 24, 2021

March 20 to 25, 2020

Results: TBA

Module: January 10, 2021
Spring 2021
Modules Duration Interactive workshops
Exams (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Registration deadlines
Core 1 May 1 to June 25, 2021 June 5 and 6, 2021

Orientation workshop: 
May 1 and 2, 2021

June 29, 2021

Results: July 16, 2021

Order: March 23, 2021

Module: April 21, 2021

Retake exam: April 19, 2021

Core 2



May 1 to June 25, 2021 June 12 and 13, 2021

June 28, 2021

Results: July 16, 2021

Module: April 21, 2021

Retake exam: April 19, 2021

Assurance May 1 to June 25, 2021 May 15 and 16, 2021

June 29, 2021

Results : July 16, 2021

Module: April 21, 2021

Retake exam : April 19, 2021
Performance management May 1 to June 25, 2021 May 8 and 9, 2021

June 29, 2021

Results: July 16, 2021

Module: April 21, 2021

Retake exam: April 19, 2021

Finance May 1 to June 25, 2021 May 22 and 23, 2021

June 28, 2021

Results: July 16, 2021

Module: April 21, 2021

Retake exam: April 19, 2021

Taxation May 1 to June 25, 2021 May 29 and 30, 2021

June 28, 2021

Results: July 16, 2021

Module: April 21, 2021

Retake exam: April 19, 2021
Capstone 1 May 8 to July 2, 2021 May 8 and 9, 2021

July 3 to 7, 2021

Results: July 16, 2021

Module: April 21, 2021
Capstone 2 April 3 to May 21, 2021 April 3 and 4, 2021

N/A

Module: March 22, 2021
Summer 2021
Modules Duration Interactive workshops
Exams (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Registration deadlines
Core 1 July 24 to September 17, 2021 August 28 and 29, 2021

Orientation workshop: 
July 24 and 25, 2021

September 23, 2021

Results: October 8, 2021

Order: June 17, 2021

Module: July 6, 2021

Retake exam: July 20, 2021

Core 2
July 24 to September 17, 2021 September 4 and 5, 2021

September 22, 2021

Results: October 8, 2021

Module: July 6, 2021

Retake exam: July 20, 2021

Assurance July 24 to September 17, 2021 August 7 and , 2021

September 23, 2021

Results : October 8, 2021

Module: July 6, 2021

Retake exam : July 20, 2021
Performance management July 24 to September 17, 2021 July 31 and August 1, 2021

September 23, 2021

Results: October 8, 2021

Module: July 6, 2021

Retake exam: July 20, 2021

Finance July 24 to September 17, 2021 August 14 and 15, 2021

September 22, 2021

Results: October 8, 2021

Module: July 6, 2021

Retake exam: July 20, 2021

Taxation July 24 to September 17, 2021 August 21 and 22, 2021

September 22, 2021

Results: October 8, 2021

Module: July 6, 2021

Retake exam: July 20, 2021
Capstone 2 July 17 to September 3, 2021 July 17 and 18, 2021

N/A

Module: July 6, 2021
Fall 2021
Modules Duration Interactive workshops
Exams (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Registration deadlines
Core 1 October 16 to December 10, 2021 November 20 and 21, 2021

Orientation workshop:
October 16 and 17, 2021

December 16, 2021

Results: January 14, 2022

Order: August 30, 2021

Module: September 26, 2021

Retake exam: October 12, 2021

Core 2 October 16 to December 10, 2021
November 27 and 28, 2021

December 15, 2021

Results: January 14, 2022

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 12, 2021

Assurance October 16 to December 10, 2021
October 30 and 31, 2021

December 16, 2021

Results: January 14, 2022

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 12, 2021

Performance management October 16 to December 10, 2021
October 23 and 24, 2021

December 16, 2021

Results: January 14, 2022

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 12, 2021

Finance

October 16 to December 10, 2021
November 6 and 7, 2021

December 15, 2021

Results: January 14, 2022

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 12, 2021

Taxation October 16 to December 10, 2021
November 13 and 14, 2021

December 15, 2021

Results: January 14, 2022

Module: September 27, 2020

Retake exam: October 12, 2021

Notes

  1. The orientation workshops, interactive workshops and national examinations take place in Montreal. They could also take place in Quebec City if the minimum number of registrations is reached.
  2. If the number of registrations in English is insufficient, orientation workshops and interactive workshops will be offered in French only. However, learning material, modules examinations, as well as the support of a facilitator will be available in both languages.
  3. Modules are offered only if the number of required enrollment is encountered.

Examples of paths

To help you plan your choice of module, here are a few optional paths that you can take depending on the session in which you begin the national program. Please note, however, that these options are flexible and that you can take a different path.


Auditor profile

LEGEND | Icone-printemps Spring | Icone-Ete Summer | Icone-Automne Fall | Icone-Hiver Winter



Option no. 1
Year 1
Year 2
Core 1
Icone-Automne Elective
-
Icone-Hiver -
Core 2
Icone-printemps Capstone 1
Elective
Icone-Ete Capstone 2
Icone-Automne Common Final
Examination (CFE)
Option no. 2
Year 1
Year 2
-
Icone-Automne Elective
Core 1
Icone-Hiver -
Core 2
Icone-printemps Capstone 1
Elective
Icone-Ete Capstone 2
Icone-Automne Common Final
Examination (CFE)


Option no. 3
16-month path
Year 1
Year 2
-
Icone-Automne Elective
-
Icone-Hiver Elective
Core 1
Icone-printemps Capstone 1
Core 2
Icone-Ete Capstone 2
Icone-Automne Common Final
Examination (CFE)
Option no. 4
Accelerated path (11 months)
Year 1
Core 1 + Core 2
Icone-Automne
Elective + Elective
Icone-Hiver
Capstone 1
Icone-printemps
Capstone 2
Icone-Ete
Common Final
Examination (CFE)
Icone-Automne  
 
Corporate profile

LEGEND | Icone-printemps Spring | Icone-Ete Summer | Icone-Automne Fall | Icone-Hiver Winter



Option no. 1
Year 1
Year 2
Core 1
Icone-Automne -
Core 2
Icone-Hiver Finance or Tax
Performance management
Icone-printemps Capstone 1
-
Icone-Ete Capstone 2
Icone-Automne Common Final
Examination (CFE)
Option no. 2
Year 1
Year 2
Core 1
Icone-Automne Performance management
-
Icone-Hiver Finance or Tax
Core 2
Icone-printemps Capstone 1
-
Icone-Ete Capstone 2
Icone-Automne Common Final
Examination (CFE)


Option no. 3
Year 1
Year 2
-
Icone-Automne Performance management
Core 1
Icone-Hiver Finance or Tax
Core 2
Icone-printemps Capstone 1
-
Icone-Ete Capstone 2
Icone-Automne Common Final
Examination (CFE)
Option no. 4
16-month path
Year 1
Year 2
-
Icone-Automne Performance management
-
Icone-Hiver Finance or Tax
Core 1
Icone-printemps Capstone 1
Core 2
Icone-Ete Capstone 2
Icone-Automne Common Final
Examination (CFE)
Option no. 5
Accelerated path (11 months)
Year 1
Core 1 + Core 2
Icone-Automne
Performance management + Finance or Tax
Icone-Hiver
Capstone 1
Icone-printemps
Capstone 2
Icone-Ete
Common Final
Examination (CFE)
Icone-Automne  
 

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