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Practical Experience

No. Your reviewer will review your responses against the rubrics and questions that are in the experience report.

If you created your experience report prior to April 1, 2021, the competencies and rubrics will not change in that experience report.  You do not need to submit them by April 1, 2021; however, please ensure you complete that experience report by your Next Experience Report Date and then create a new experience report so that you can begin working with the updated competencies/rubrics.

 

You will be able to address the older questions on that experience report; however, you should complete that experience report and set it to verified status by your Next Experience Report Date, and create a new experience report after that so that you can begin addressing the updated competencies.

At completion, the CPA Reviewer reserves the right to review all Experience Reports, including Reviewed Experience Reports in order to reassess the recognized proficiency levels from the perspective of a Completion Review. As a result, a previously awarded Level 2 may need some updating.  In this case, you are asked to update your response in the most recent experience report (which will likely be to the newer questions).

No.  If you have addressed the competency to a Level 2 standard in a previously reported experience report, you will not need to answer the new questions after April 1, 2021.  As mentioned previously, the reviewer will review your experience holistically at completion.  As a result, a previously awarded Level 2 may need some updating. In this case, you are asked to update your response in the most recent experience report (which will likely be to the newer questions).

The old questions and your answers will still be visible in your old report. Your new report will contain the new questions, but the substance of the questions is similar. Continue to develop your proficiency and answer the new question in the new report to a Level 2.

Refunds

CPA Preparatory Program

Yes, you will receive a full refund less a 10% administrative fee.

While course fees are non-refundable, you can choose to defer your course to a future semester. Deferral fees are 25% of the original course fee.

Note that student dues are non-refundable.

 

No. The exam deferral fee is an administrative fee for processing the change in your exam date. Once your request has been processed, the fee is payable and non-refundable.


Yes, you are eligible for a refund of your CPA preparatory course exam. Please refer to our Fees and Schedules.

No. Student dues are matched to specific costs incurred to deliver the CPA preparatory course to a given student (for example, your annual licence for a particular programmatic component). Similarly, upon joining CPA PEP new, similar program costs are borne to support each candidate.

CPA Atlantic School will review the basis of that credit and, if you are entitled to a refund, it will be issued to you.

CPA PEP

Yes, once the withdrawal is complete, a full refund of the module fee will be issued.

Note that you also have the option to keep the payment on account and apply it to your next CPA PEP module.

The school will need review the CPA PEP refund policy as presented in your particular student contract (i.e. your cohort) to determine if you are eligible for a partial refund of your course fee. Please contact finance@cpaatlantic.ca if this applies to you.

Note that you also have the option to defer your module to a future semester.

 

 

This is dependent on your specific student contract (i.e. that of your particular cohort). As a registered private career college with the provincial department of education, CPA Atlantic School must adhere to specific refund policies set out by the government of Nova Scotia’s Private Career Colleges division

Please see the student contract you signed prior to beginning Core 1 for specific information. Our staff can assist and determine if you are eligible for a partial refund of your course fee. Please contact finance@cpaatlantic.ca if this applies to you.

Please note you also have the option to defer your module to a future semester.

Our staff will review the CPA PEP refund policy as presented in your student contract to determine if you would be eligible for a partial refund of your module fee. Please contact finance@cpaatlantic.ca if this applies to you.

Note also that you also have the option to defer your module to a future semester.

Our staff will review the CPA PEP refund policy as presented in your student contract to determine if you would be eligible for a partial refund of your module fee. Please contact finance@cpaatlantic.ca if this applies to you.

Note that per the CPA Harmonized Education Policies, after the fourth Friday of a module has passed, the CPA profession considers this an attempt and a failing grade is assigned.

No. The exam deferral fee is an administrative fee for processing the change in your exam date. Once your request has been processed, the fee is payable and non-refundable.

Yes, you are eligible for a refund of your CPA PEP course exam. Please refer to our Fees and Schedules.

You are required to pay annual candidate dues until you are accepted to CPA membership. A partial refund of your candidate dues will be issued to you by CPA Atlantic School once you are approved for membership by your CPA member body.

Once the CPA provincial body notifies CPA Atlantic School that you have been accepted into membership, the partial refund of your PEP candidate dues will be issued.

The school can review the CPA PEP refund policy as presented in your student contract to determine if you would be eligible for a refund of your credit. Please contact finance@cpaatlantic.ca if this applies to you.

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