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CPA PEP Examinations

CPA PEP Examinations

Examinations are used to measure whether students have acquired the knowledge and developed the skills and competencies expected within the modules and courses. When you write examinations, you will use a laptop computer to input your responses for calculation and reference purposes.

Format, Length and Competencies

Learn about the format, length and competency area weightings of the examinations for the Core 1 and Core 2 modules:

Exam Regulations

It is your responsibility as a student to prepare for the examination. Ensure you have read the Examination Rules and Regulations.

Exam Software

The CPA profession will provide you with a CPA-issued laptop to write your examination using Surpass (SecureClient). As a result:

  • You will not be required to install the SecureClient on your laptop;
  • You will not need to complete the SecureClient Activities;
  • You will no longer be permitted to bring your own laptop to the examination writing centres; and
  • If you prefer to use a mouse to write the exam, you will be required to bring a plug and play wired mouse to the exam as one will not be provided. The CPA-issued laptops come equipped with a built-in or external numeric keypad.

Learn about Surpass.

Exam Results

Exam results will be posted on Brightspace (D2L) approximately two weeks after the examination.

Examination Re-marks

Students may appeal examination results. Please refer to the Candidate Guide in Brightspace (D2L).

2020 CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) Examinations


Resources for Unsuccessful Attempts

Please refer to the documents below for information on how to proceed after an unsuccessful attempt at an examination or module.