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Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions and Instructions

Students are encouraged to review the below Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and utilize the instructions when completing their PERC form.

Student Instructions
Supervisor Instructions
Verifier Instructions


Professional Experience: Career Pathways

Click here to see examples of the professional experience for different economic sectors that you should obtain prior to certification as a certified general accountant.


Verification of the PERC

Each employment file requires supervisor verification and verification by a professional designated accountant.  If your supervisor has an acceptable professional accounting designation, they may act as both the supervisor and verifier of your professional experience.  Students whose supervisor does not have an acceptable accounting designation are responsible for finding an accountant with an appropriate designation to verify their professional experience.  The acceptable professional accounting designations for reporting Canadian experience are CPA-CGA, CPA-CA, CPA-CMA, ACCA UK, CPA Australia, CPA Ireland or CPA USA.  In cases where verification by a designated supervisor is unavailable, verification by the tax auditor or external auditor of the student's company/organization will be accepted. International experience can be verified by any designated accountant.


Assessment of the PERC

After the Association receives a student's employment file with appropriate verification, it takes four weeks for the file to be assessed.  You will be notified by email once an employment file has been finalized for your PERC profile.

Each finalized employment file will be consolidated into an experience file demonstrating your progress towards the required professional experience competencies.  You can track your progress by selecting the "Requirements Assessment" tab in your PERC profile.

When you have completed the required experience necessary to fully satisfy the work experience requirements, you will be informed by CGA Ontario that you have fulfilled the professional experience requirement.   


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