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Accredited Programs - University of Waterloo - BSc (Biotechnology/Chartered Accountancy)

Your Path to Becoming a CGA
for Industry, Government and Not-for-Profit


Hold a University of Waterloo
Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology/Chartered Accountancy) degree and complete: 


  • Introductory Statistics and Sampling for Accounting (STAT 211) or Statistics for Economists (ECON 221)

Enrol in the CGA Program of Professional Studies


Complete any two CGA Ontario courses or take the equivalent University of Waterloo courses and successfully complete the respective
CGA Ontario challenge exam to earn a transfer credit.
(C+ or higher.* Passing a CGA program challenge exam will earn you a transfer credit.)

Waterloo Course


CGA Ontario Course

AFM 501 and AFM 502 Contemporary Issues in Assurance and Accounting and Control Systems in a Computer Environment


AU2 Advanced External Auditing 

AFM 461  Taxation 2 


TX2 Advanced Personal and Corporate Tax

AFM 371 or AFM 274 
Advanced Corporate Finance 


FN2 Advanced Corporate Finance

No equivalent course


MU1 Internal Auditing and Controls

AFM 341 Accounting Information Systems


MS2 Information Systems Strategy

No equivalent course


PF1 Public Sector Financial Management


Issues in Professional Practice (PA1)
Strategic Financial Management (PA2)


Concurrent Work Experience
Obtain the required 24 months of
work experience in the sector of your choice.


Certified General Accountant


This policy is effective September 2012 and applies to graduates from 2012 onwards.