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DEREGISTRATION AS A STUDENT WITH CPA ONTARIO

The consequences of deregistration include:

  • loss of any student rights and privileges
  • loss of any transitional provisions or special considerations awarded
  • loss of any credits or courses earned in the CPA program prior to deregistration; returning students will be held to the regulations and requirements in effect at the time of reregistration, including the CPA Harmonized Education Policies
  • loss of practical experience earned prior to deregistration; returning students may report up to 12 months of prior experience provided it meets the CPA Ontario Practical Experience Requirements (PER)and the regulations in effect at the time of registration

 

DEREGISTRATION REASONS & REREGISTRATION

A student who resigns or is deregistered pursuant to section 46 can only be reregistered at the Registrar’s discretion and subject to restrictions and conditions from the Registrar, as per Regulation 9-1, section 58. This includes deregistration for non-payment of the Annual Student Dues (ASD).

A student who is deregistered other than pursuant to section 46 can only be reregistered in extraordinary circumstances and at the Registrar’s discretion, subject to restrictions and conditions from the Registrar, the Admission and Registration Committee, or the Appeal Committee, as per Regulation 9-1, section 58A. This includes deregistration for:

  • three-time failure of a Professional Education Program (PEP) module or exam
  • three-time failure of the Common Final Examination (CFE)
  • meeting the Earliest Expiry Date
  • meeting the Maximum Registration Deadline
  • breaching the CPA Harmonized Education Policies, the Student Code of Conduct or the Academic Code of Conduct

 

REREGISTRATION

To submit a reregistration request for the Registrar’s consideration, a deregistered student must provide:

  • a written explanation of the extraordinary circumstances that led to deregistration and how they impacted the student at the time, including any mitigating factors that might allow for reregistration
  • relevant documentation supporting the extraordinary circumstances

Extraordinary circumstances are external, unanticipated and beyond the control of the individual. They do not include events that could have been foreseen, controlled or avoided. The applicant is responsible for providing evidence of the extraordinary circumstances.

Requests can be submitted to transcriptregistration@cpaontario.ca. The processing time for student reregistration requests is 6-8 weeks.

 

DEREGISTRATION DEADLINES

As per Regulation 9-1, section 47, the Registrar will deregister a student as of the earliest of:

  • seven years after the conditional registration day under section 11 or 12, provided the student has not met all the requirements for registration under section 9 by that day
  • for students registered under sections 9.8, 9.9 and 9.10, six years after the student’s PREP Commencement Date, unless they meet the requirements of section 66 to the Registrar’s satisfaction before that day
  • six years after the student’s PEP Commencement Date, unless they have attempted the CFE before that day
  • seven years after the Student’s PEP Commencement Date, unless the student completes their CPA Ontario Practical Experience Requirements or legacy program (for those registered under sections 9.8, 9.9 or 9.10) to the Registrar’s satisfaction before that day
  • forty-five days following either the result of the student’s third unsuccessful module/exam attempt, their third unsuccessful CFE attempt or, if an appeal of the CFE result has been filed, immediately upon denial of that appeal
  • except for students registered under section 9.6 and 9.9, 10 years after the initial registration day
  • June 30, 2020 for students registered under section 9.6 and 9.9, unless they have provided proof to the Registrar’s satisfaction, before that day, of the conferral of a 90-credit hour degree
  • June 30, 2020 for students registered under sections 9.6 and 9.7 who have not completed the CPA Ontario Practical Experience Requirements
  • any of the circumstances set out in the CPA Ontario Practical Experience Requirements, the CPA Harmonized Education Policies and the Academic Code of Conduct
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