Academic prerequisites

Bachelor’s degrees recognized in Quebec

In Quebec, thirteen universities are recognized by the Order and the Quebec government as offering the required diplomas. See the list of recognized diplomas >

Each diploma program includes all the prerequisite courses for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). An average of 2.8/4.3 (B-) or higher is generally required for the recognized diploma and the prerequisite courses be admitted to the PEP.

Prerequisites courses for each university

Bishop's University 
Concordia University - John-Molson School of Business (JMSB) 
École des sciences de la gestion de l'Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG UQAM) (in French)
Faculté des sciences de l'administration de l'Université Laval (FSA ULaval) (in French) 
HEC Montréal (in French)
McGill University
Université de Sherbrooke (in French)
Université d'Ottawa (in French)
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (in French) 
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (in French) 
Université du Québec en Outaouais (in French) 
Université du Québec à Rimouski (in French) 
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (in French) 

Since each university has its own requirements, it is wise to check with them.

Equivalence of a recognized undergraduate degree

Don’t hold one of the recognized degrees? Find out more about the equivalence of degree or training process.

Testimonials of young CPAs and future CPAs

Not sure if you want to embark on the path? See what candidates and young CPAs have to say about it! (in French only)

Avez-vous ce qu'il faut? Comptable ou CPA?


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