In order to obtain the CPA designation in Quebec, a student must have:
Completed a Professional Education Program (PEP).
- Passed the Common Final Exam (CFE).
- Completed a 24 month period of practical experience with an accredited training office (it is the student's responsibility to obtain such employment). More information
- Proof of knowledge of the French language. More information
Once all these criteria have been met, the student will obtain the designation of Chartered Professional Accountant from L'Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (OCPAQ).
Professional Education Programs (PEP)
In Quebec candidates for the CPA can complete a PEP either through a recognized university graduate program, such as McGill’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) or through the National on-line PEP.
McGill offers two versions of the GCPA, a full time program in the Desautels Faculty of Management and a part-time program in the School of Continuing Education.