Important dates and registration

Year Exam dates Registration period Deadline for cancellation with refund Release of the results
 2021 May 26, 27 and 28, 2021 Exam cancelled Exam cancelled
September 13, 14 and 15, 2021 June 1 to July 19, 2021 August 1, 2021 December 3, 2021
 2022 May 25, 26 and 27, 2022 TBA TBA TBA
September 7, 8 and 9, 2022 TBA TBA TBA


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.


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 before June, 25.

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.


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 for more details on the decision-making and application submission process and download the forms required to process your application.

Be sure to include all the required documents with your application. Incomplete applications will require longer processing times.

Special accommodation applications for the Common Final Examination (CFE) must reach the Order no later than 10 weeks before the first day of the examination.

Consult the fee schedule to find out the special accommodation request fee.

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).


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