Fee schedule and forms

Throughout their path to the CPA designation, candidates for the practice of the profession are required to pay certain fees to the Order. A portion of these fees may be reimbursed by some employers. Candidates are responsible for making arrangements with their employer.

Note that candidates have a maximum of seven (7) years to complete their CPA path, which includes:

  • completing the Professional Education Program (PEP);
  • completing a 24-month period of practical experience authorized by the Order;
  • passing the Common Final Examination (CFE); 
  • applying for a permit.

Note: Fees are subject to change without notice.

Registration

Regular path

Total (taxes included)

Registration with the Order1

$592.12

The registration fee is payable only once, upon admission.

1 You must be ready to begin the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) when submitting your application form.

Specific cases

Total (taxes included)

File review – Reciprocity agreement/Quebec-France Agreement on mutual recognition $362.17
Admission by affiliation (member in good standing of a professional accounting organization in Canada or Bermuda)  $459.90 
Letter confirming status at the CPA Order $91.98
Reinstatement as a CPP $592.12
Administrative fees / Request of path extension $235.70
Training equivalency analysis $235.70
Professional experience evaluation – Preliminary analysis $235.70
Professional experience evaluation – Detailed analysis $350.67

Annual dues

Regular path

Total (taxes included)

Annual dues for CPPs $419.66

The annual dues for CPPs are valid from April 1 through March 31 and are payable every year until they obtain the CPA designation. After that, they will have to pay the regular annual dues for members every year. Please take note that the payment of the annual fee is not refundable.

Specific cases

Total (taxes included)

Partial annual dues for CPPs (for those who register for the winter 2017-2018 semester only) $104.91
Annual dues for senior candidate2 $1,069.27

2 The candidates are considered senior if:

  • They did not submit the application for permit within six months after having completed all the steps of the path; OR
  • They have exceeded the time limit allowed for completing all the steps of the path in order to obtain their permit.

University graduate program

Regular path

Total (taxes included)

Educational material access fee $787.583

The educational material fee is payable only once. The tuition fees of the university delivering the program must be paid directly to the university every year.

Learn more about the available financial aid and tax deductions >

Do you want to cancel your registration in the university graduate program or get a refund of some of the fees you paid? See the cancellation and refund policy.

Important! An administrative fee will be charged if your application for registration with the Order is received more than 30 days after you start your first term of the PEP. 

3You will be invoiced additional fees if the Order is required to analyze your file in depth. In this case, the Order will contact you.

National program delivered by the Order

Regular path

Total (taxes included)

Surpass examination software $287.44
Introduction to Professional Education Program (Core Module 1 only) $908.30
Application to enrol in each of six core, elective and capstone modules
(including examinations, but excluding the Common Final Examination)
$1,523.42
x 6
Total cost $10,336.26

The fee is invoiced during the registration process for the different modules. The Surpass license fee and the mandatory orientation session access fee are payable only once, during the registration process for module 1.

Learn more about the available financial aid and tax deductions >

Do you want to cancel your registration in the national program or get a refund of some of the fees you paid? See the cancellation and refund policy.

Specific cases

Total (taxes included)

Request to withdraw from a national program module

Under the cancellation and refund policy.

Review request - Examination results

$241.45
Online introduction to Professional Education Program
(For candidates not registered for Module 1)
$390.92
Retake of a module exam $494.39
Late fee – Module exam registration $120.72
Cancellation fee – Module exam registration  $120.72 

Practical experience

Common Final Examination (CFE)

Regular path

Total (taxes included)

CFE registration  $1,776.36
Surpass examination software
(only for students from the University graduate program)
 $287.44

The CFE registration fee must be paid each time a candidate sits for the examination.

  • Cancellation 10 days or more before the CFE: The amount billed for the registration fee is fully refundable. The Surpass license fee is non refundable.
  • Cancellation 10 days or less before the CFE: 15% of the registration fee will be billed to cover administrative costs. The Surpass license fee is non refundable.

Specific cases

Total (taxes included)

Rewrite of Day 1 only  $592.12 
Rewrite of Days 2 & 3 only  $1,184.24 
Results review – Day 1 $258.69 
Results review – Days 2 & 3
$517.39
Performance analysis - Day 1
$402.41
Performance analysis – Day 2 & 3
$804.83
Results review and performance analysis – Day 1
$632.36
Results review and performance analysis – Day 2 & 3
$1,264.73
Late fee – CFE registration $235.70

Permit

Regular path

Total (taxes included)

Permit application $534.63

The permit fee is payable only once, upon application.

Specific cases

Total (taxes included)

Permit application – Reciprocity agreements $534.63 

REINSTATEMENT

A person who has already been a candidate for the profession and who wishes to be reinstated with the Order must:

  • complete and sign an application for reinstatement [PDF];
  • pay the dues owing on the date of deregistration if they have not been paid* and the current annual dues;
  • pay the reinstatement fees*;
  • consider that the Order may not recognize a certain number of months of practical experience completed during the period of inactivity;
  • consider that they may be required to successfully complete one or more update courses.

* IMPORTANT: These amounts must be paid in order for us to finalize the application for reinstatement.

The minimum processing time is 30 days. We may request additional information to review your file and determine the conditions for reinstatement.

DEREGISTRATION

Candidates for the profession who wish to deregister with the Order must submit a duly completed and signed deregistration form [PDF].

The consequences of deregistration with the Order are as follows:

  • prohibition to use the status of candidate for the profession, or to identify as a candidate for the profession (e.g. in telephone directories, on websites, social media, business cards and stationery). Persons who violate the prohibition and continue to hold themselves out or present themselves as a candidate for the profession may be subject to penal proceedings for unauthorized use of the title;
  • loss of the benefits obtained as a CPA under agreements entered into by the Order on behalf of its members (short-term disability insurance, prescription drug insurance, etc.).

Questions?

To obtain a form or find out more about the steps leading to the CPA designation, contact the Qualification team.

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