Practical Experience Requirements
In addition to completion of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), including the Common Final Examination (CFE), the CPA certification program requires CPA students to complete a minimum of 30 months of relevant practical experience to obtain the CPA designation. The knowledge and competencies gained through practical experience complement those developed through education. All students must have a CPA mentor in order to report practical experience.
Ultimately, the goal of your practical experience is for you to develop both technical and professional skills to set you up as a successful CPA. To learn more, refer to the CPA Practical Experience Competencies.
Please note that while the CPA profession strives for national consistency, provincial regulations and bylaws (including those of CPA Ontario) take precedence over national requirements.