CPA Preparatory Courses

CPA preparatory courses offer an alternative way to start the CPA certification program

Study at CPA Atlantic School

Overview

Becoming a CPA begins with the 14 prerequisites that are required for entry to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Depending on your university path, you may have already completed most or all of these, for example if you were an accounting graduate. Most other business majors typically have about half of these prerequisites. Graduates in other disciplines likely still need the vast majority of these courses.

As many CPA preparatory courses comprise of one or more university-level equivalent courses, this may be a more affordable path than taking the missing courses through a post-secondary institution.

Currently, CPA preparatory courses are only offered in English through the CPA Atlantic School of Business. Students are welcome to complete the recognized courses externally at French institutions. Please visit our French prerequisite page for more information.

Do I need to take these courses?

To estimate the number of prerequisite courses you need, consult the CPA Atlantic School’s Transfer Credit Guide, which lists course equivalencies for a significant number of recognized Canadian universities, colleges and programs (and including Bermuda College).

To receive an exemption for a ‘non-core’ course requires:

  • a minimum grade of 50% for each course.

To receive an exemption for a ‘core’ course requires:

  • a minimum grade of 60% for each course
  • an overall average of 65% (across these core courses)
  • that these courses were completed no more than ten years prior to your official CPA eligibility assessment.

General Eligibility for CPA Preparatory Courses

Eligibility for CPA preparatory courses is the completion of 30 credit hours (i.e. normally equivalent to one year of full-time studies) at a recognized post-secondary institution. Alternatively, you may be eligible to enroll as a Mature Student with three years of relevant work experience if you do not meet the credit hour requirement. Note that CPA preparatory courses do have internal sequencing requirements.

Courses

Non-Core Courses

This include five general business courses, specifically:

  • Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA)
  • Introductory Management Accounting (IMA)
  • Economics (ECO)
  • Statistics (STA)
  • Business Law (BUL)

The non-core preparatory courses are delivered by CPA Atlantic School in a self-study format with open enrollment. Students are able to register any day of the year as these courses do not have specific start dates.

Students have up to 12 months from their start date to complete the course-end exam. They can select any of the four examination dates following their date of enrollment to best meets their needs and schedules. Exam registration deadlines require that students enroll for an exam no later than 6 weeks prior to the exam date.

Each course includes:

  • Online course materials
  • Practice problems and quizzes

The time commitment for the non-core courses is dependent on how quickly it takes to complete the course. For example, students electing to complete their course within 12 weeks can expect to spend five to 10 hours per week, depending on their prior knowledge. However, students who are less familiar with the course concepts or who want to accelerate their course and take less than 12 weeks to complete the course could spend upward of 15 to 20 hours or more.

The course grade will be based 100% on the final exam. A passing mark is 50%.

Core Courses

This includes nine, higher-level business and accounting courses, specifically:

  • Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 (IF1)
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting 2 (IF2)
  • Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR)
  • Corporate Finance (COF)
  • Audit and Assurance (AUA)
  • Taxation (TAX)
  • Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA)
  • Performance Management (PMA)
  • Information Technology (ITE)

The core preparatory courses are delivered by CPA Atlantic School. Note that the modality and overall features of core courses is in transition during 2021 and 2022 (from “Standard Modality” to “Adaptive-Learning Modality”).

In both modality types, courses are offered four times per year, over a seven-week semester, with 6 weeks of course material, and culminate in a set-date final exam in the seventh week. The required study time per week is an estimated 15 to 20 hours.

Adaptive Learning

The redesigned CPA preparatory courses are designed to allow students to work through course concepts in an effective and efficient manner. The courses incorporate technology solutions that adapt course content to meet unique learner needs. Each redesigned course contains six units.

  • Interact with the CPA Canada Learning Library Smartbooks:
    • Adaptive reviews -20%
    • Unit assessments and course survey – 40%
    • Practice problems – 20%
    • Task-based simulations – 20%
    • Marking is based on final exam (100%) noting that students must achieve a minimum of 75 percent on coursework activities within six weeks to be eligible to write the exam
    • Students require a minimum of 60 per cent on the final exam

Orientation Webinar

To help you begin your journey on the CPA path, CPA Atlantic School of Business holds a mandatory orientation webinar for all students who are enrolled in one of the 14 CPA preparatory modules (CPA PREP). This introductory webinar is intended to be watched prior to the start of your first CPA PREP module. It is designed to familiarize you with CPA PREP, provide basic training on important tools that will be crucial to success in your CPA studies, and set expectations.  At the end of the webinar, you can ask questions directly to the CPA Atlantic School staff. Please view the CPA Preparatory Course Schedules to see the date of the orientation webinar for each semester.

Course Sequence

Non-core Courses

INTRODUCTORY FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (IFA)
INTRODUCTORY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (IMA)
Corequisite: IFA
STATISTICS (STA)
ECONOMICS (ECO)
BUSINESS LAW (BUL)
Elective Courses which can be taken anytime in your prerequisite education

Core Courses

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ITE)*
Prerequisite: IFA & IMA
* Recommended Entry Point
INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL REPORTING (IF1)*
Prerequisite: IFA & IMA
INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL REPORTING 2 (IF2)
Prerequisite: IF1
ADVANCED FINANCIAL REPORTING (AFR)
Prerequisite: IF1 & IF2
CORPORATE FINANCE (COF)*
Prerequisite: IFA & IMA
* Alternate Entry Point (if you start here, take IF1 next and continue down the list)
AUDIT AND ASSURANCE (AUA)
Prerequisite: IF1 & IF2
TAXATION (TAX)
Prerequisite: IF1 & IF2
INTERMEDIATE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (MAA)
Prerequisite: COF
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (PMA)
Prerequisite: COF & MAA

Helpful Hints

  • Work through the Non-Core Courses first and then tackle the Core Courses.
  • Don’t forget the Green Courses are Electives and you can take them anytime you are working through your prerequisite education
  • Keep in mind that you can start your Core Courses with COPORATE FINANCE (COF) as an alternate entry point
  • Still have questions about planning and preparing to join CPA as a student? Contact your student recruitment advisor directly ​​for answers to your program-path questions today.

Fees and Schedules

CPA Preparatory Courses Fees

CPA Eligibility Assessments & Annual Student Dues
  • Eligibility Assessment fee for transcripts from institutions inside Canada, The United States, and Bermuda:
    • $130 (Non-refundable) +HST
  • Eligibility Assessment fee for transcripts from institutions outside Canada, The United States, and Bermuda:
    • $365 (Non-refundable) +HST
  • CPA student dues (non-refundable) to be renewed annually after initial CPA course registration:
    • $750 (Recurring) +HST
CPA Prep Course Fees
  • Introductory Financial Accounting:
    • $580 +HST
  • Introductory Management Accounting:
    • $580 +HST
  • Economics:
    • $580 +HST
  • Statistics:
    • $580 +HST
  • Business Law:
    • $580 +HST
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting I:
    • $755 +HST
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting II:
    • $755 +HST
  • Advanced Financial Reporting:
    • $755 +HST
  • Corporate Finance:
    • $755 +HST
  • Audit & Assurance:
    • $755 +HST
  • Taxation:
    • $755 +HST
  • Intermediate Management Accounting:
    • $755 +HST
  • Performance Management:
    • $755 +HST
  • Information Technology:
    • $755 +HST
  • Re-write & Challenge Exams for core courses*:
    • $270 +HST
  • Course exam appeal fee:
    • $110 +HST

*Not all students are eligible to re-write or challenge a CPA preparatory course exam. Please visit this page and review the CPA Harmonized Education Policy (Vol.3) for the CPA Preparatory Courses for additional information on challenge and re-write exam eligibility.

CPA Prep Course/Exam Withdrawal and Deferral Fees
  • Course withdrawal prior to course start date (payment submitted):
    • Refund of 90% of course fee
  • Course withdrawal prior to course start date (payment not submitted):
    • Student owes 10% of course fees
  • Course withdrawal after course start date:
    • No refund
  • Course deferral (applicable from date registration was submitted, regardless of payment status):
    • 25% of course fee
  • Exam withdrawal or deferral (applicable from date registration was submitted, regardless of payment status):
    • $230 + HST
CPA Transcript & Enrollment Letter Fees
  • CPA Official Transcript Request (current and former students): 
    • $25 +HST
  • Letter confirming enrollment in the CPA preparatory courses:
    • No charge

Please email registrations@cpaatlantic.ca to request a transcript or confirmation of enrollment letter.

CPA Eligibility Assessments & Annual Student Dues
  • Eligibility Assessment fee for transcripts from institutions inside Canada, The United States, and Bermuda:
    • $140 (Non-refundable) +HST
  • Eligibility Assessment fee for transcripts from institutions outside Canada, The United States, and Bermuda:
    • $365 (Non-refundable) +HST
  • CPA student dues (non-refundable) to be renewed annually after initial CPA course registration:
    • $795 (Recurring) +HST
CPA Prep Course Fees
  • Introductory Financial Accounting:
    • $615 +HST
  • Introductory Management Accounting:
    • $615 +HST
  • Economics:
    • $615 +HST
  • Statistics:
    • $615 +HST
  • Business Law:
    • $615 +HST
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting I:
    • $800 +HST
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting II:
    • $800 +HST
  • Advanced Financial Reporting:
    • $800 +HST
  • Corporate Finance:
    • $800 +HST
  • Audit & Assurance:
    • $800 +HST
  • Taxation:
    • $800 +HST
  • Intermediate Management Accounting:
    • $800 +HST
  • Performance Management:
    • $800 +HST
  • Information Technology:
    • $800 +HST
  • Re-write & Challenge Exams for core courses*:
    • $285 +HST
  • Course exam appeal fee:
    • $120 +HST

*Not all students are eligible to re-write or challenge a CPA preparatory course exam. Please visit this page and review the CPA Harmonized Education Policy (Vol.3) for the CPA Preparatory Courses for additional information on challenge and re-write exam eligibility.

CPA Prep Course/Exam Withdrawal and Deferral Fees
  • Course withdrawal prior to course start date (payment submitted):
    • Refund of 90% of course fee
  • Course withdrawal after course start date:
    • No refund
  • Course deferral (applicable from date registration was submitted, regardless of payment status):
    • 25% of course fee
  • Exam withdrawal or deferral (applicable from date registration was submitted, regardless of payment status):
    • $400 + HST
CPA Transcript & Enrollment Letter Fees
  • CPA Official Transcript Request (current and former students): 
    • $30 +HST
  • Letter confirming enrollment in the CPA preparatory courses:
    • No charge

Please email registrations@cpaatlantic.ca to request a transcript or confirmation of enrollment letter.

CPA Preparatory Courses Schedules

Non-Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Non-Core Exam Registration Deadline* Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Feb. 9 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb. 15
Apr. 2
9:00 am (AT)
Apr. 24 N/A
Introductory Management Accounting (IMA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Feb. 9 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb. 15
Apr. 2
1:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 N/A
Economics (ECO) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Feb. 9 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb. 15
Apr. 2
1:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 N/A
Statistics (STA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Feb. 9 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb. 15
Apr. 2
9:00 am (AT)
Apr. 24 N/A
Business Law (BUL) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Feb. 9 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb. 15
Apr. 2
9:00 am (AT)
Apr. 24 N/A
Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Re-Write & Challenge Exam Registration Deadline Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Information Technology (ITE) Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Mar. 28
3:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 Apr. 26
Intermediate Financial Reporting I (IF1) Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Mar. 27
3:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 Apr. 26
Intermediate Financial Reporting II (IF2) Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Mar. 27
3:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 Apr. 26
Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR) Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Mar. 28
3:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 Apr. 26
Corporate Finance (COF) Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Mar. 28
3:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 Apr. 26
Audit & Assurance (AUA) Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Mar. 27
3:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 Apr. 26
Taxation (TAX) Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Mar. 28
3:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 Apr. 26
Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA) Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Mar. 27
3:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 Apr. 26
Performance Management (PMA) Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Mar. 28
3:00 pm (AT)
Apr. 24 Apr. 26

Non-Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Non-Core Exam Registration Deadline* Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
May 16
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 23
July 5
9:00 am (AT)
July 31 N/A
Introductory Management Accounting (IMA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
May 16
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 23
July 5
1:00 pm (AT)
July 31 N/A
Economics (ECO) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
May 16
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 23
July 5
1:00 pm (AT)
July 31 N/A
Statistics (STA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
May 16
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 23
July 5
9:00 am (AT)
July 31 N/A
Business Law (BUL) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
May 16
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 23
July 5
9:00 am (AT)
July 31 N/A
Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Re-Write & Challenge Exam Registration Deadline Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Information Technology (ITE) May 16 May 16
12 pm (AT)
May 18 May 23 July 4
3:00 pm (AT)
July 31 Aug. 2
Intermediate Financial Reporting I (IF1) May 16 May 16
12 pm (AT)
May 18 May 23 July 3
3:00 pm (AT)
July 31 Aug. 2
Intermediate Financial Reporting II (IF2) May 16 May 16
12 pm (AT)
May 18 May 23 July 3
3:00 pm (AT)
July 31 Aug. 2
Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR) May 16 May 16
12 pm (AT)
May 18 May 23 July 4
3:00 pm (AT)
July 31 Aug. 2
Corporate Finance (COF) May 16 May 16
12 pm (AT)
May 18 May 23 July 4
3:00 pm (AT)
July 31 Aug. 2
Audit & Assurance (AUA) May 16 May 16
12 pm (AT)
May 18 May 23 July 3
3:00 pm (AT)
July 31 Aug. 2
Taxation (TAX) May 16 May 16
12 pm (AT)
May 18 May 23 July 4
3:00 pm (AT)
July 31 Aug. 2
Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA) May 16 May 16
12 pm (AT)
May 18 May 23 July 3
3:00 pm (AT)
July 31 Aug. 2
Performance Management (PMA) May 16 May 16
12 pm (AT)
May 18 May 23 July 4
3:00 pm (AT)
July 31 Aug. 2

Non-Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Non-Core Exam Registration Deadline* Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 15
Sept. 27
9:00 am (AT)
Oct. 23 N/A
Introductory Management Accounting (IMA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 15
Sept. 27
1:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 N/A
Economics (ECO) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 15
Sept. 27
1:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 N/A
Statistics (STA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 15
Sept. 27
9:00 am (AT)
Oct. 23 N/A
Business Law (BUL) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 15
Sept. 27
9:00 am (AT)
Oct. 23 N/A
Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Re-Write & Challenge Exam Registration Deadline Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Information Technology (ITE) Aug. 8 Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Aug. 10 Aug. 15 Sept. 26
3:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 Oct. 25
Intermediate Financial Reporting I (IF1) Aug. 8 Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Aug. 10 Aug. 15 Sept. 25
3:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 Oct. 25
Intermediate Financial Reporting II (IF2) Aug. 8 Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Aug. 10 Aug. 15 Sept. 25
3:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 Oct. 25
Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR) Aug. 8 Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Aug. 10 Aug. 15 Sept. 26
3:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 Oct. 25
Corporate Finance (COF) Aug. 8 Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Aug. 10 Aug. 15 Sept. 26
3:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 Oct. 25
Audit & Assurance (AUA) Aug. 8 Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Aug. 10 Aug. 15 Sept. 25
3:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 Oct. 25
Taxation (TAX) Aug. 8 Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Aug. 10 Aug. 15 Sept. 26
3:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 Oct. 25
Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA) Aug. 8 Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Aug. 10 Aug. 15 Sept. 25
3:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 Oct. 25
Performance Management (PMA) Aug. 8 Aug. 9
12 pm (AT)
Aug. 10 Aug. 15 Sept. 26
3:00 pm (AT)
Oct. 23 Oct. 25

Non-Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Non-Core Exam Registration Deadline* Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 7
Dec. 20
9:00 am (AT)
Jan. 29 N/A
Introductory Management Accounting (IMA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 7
Dec. 20
1:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 N/A
Economics (ECO) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 7
Dec. 20
1:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 N/A
Statistics (STA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 7
Dec. 20
9:00 am (AT)
Jan. 29 N/A
Business Law (BUL) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 7
Dec. 20
9:00 am (AT)
Jan. 29 N/A
Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Re-Write & Challenge Exam Registration Deadline Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Information Technology (ITE) Oct. 31 Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Dec. 19
3:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 Jan. 31
Intermediate Financial Reporting I (IF1) Oct. 31 Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Dec. 18
3:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 Jan. 31
Intermediate Financial Reporting II (IF2) Oct. 31 Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Dec. 18
3:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 Jan. 31
Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR) Oct. 31 Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Dec. 19
3:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 Jan. 31
Corporate Finance (COF) Oct. 31 Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Dec. 19
3:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 Jan. 31
Audit & Assurance (AUA) Oct. 31 Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Dec. 18
3:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 Jan. 31
Taxation (TAX) Oct. 31 Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Dec. 19
3:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 Jan. 31
Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA) Oct. 31 Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Dec. 18
3:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 Jan. 31
Performance Management (PMA) Oct. 31 Nov. 1
12 pm (AT)
Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Dec. 19
3:00 pm (AT)
Jan. 29 Jan. 31

Non-Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Non-Core Exam Registration Deadline* Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Feb. 7 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb.14
Mar. 28 Apr. 23 N/A
Introductory Management Accounting (IMA) Open *You must select your exam date during registration Feb. 7 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb.14
Mar. 28 Apr. 23 N/A
Economics (ECO) Open *You must select your exam date during registration Feb. 7 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb.14
Mar. 28 Apr. 23 N/A
Statistics (STA) Open *You must select your exam date during registration Feb. 7 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb.14
Mar. 28 Apr. 23 N/A
Business Law (BUL) Open *You must select your exam date during registration Feb. 7 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Feb.14
Mar. 28 Apr. 23 N/A
Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Re-Write & Challenge Exam Registration Deadline Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Information Technology (ITE) Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Mar. 27 Apr. 23 Apr. 25
Intermediate Financial Reporting I (IF1) Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Mar. 26 Apr. 23 Apr. 25
Intermediate Financial Reporting II (IF2) Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Mar. 26 Apr. 23 Apr. 25
Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR) Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Mar. 27 Apr. 23 Apr. 25
Corporate Finance (COF) Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Mar. 27 Apr. 23 Apr. 25
Audit & Assurance (AUA) Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Mar. 26 Apr. 23 Apr. 25
Taxation (TAX) Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Mar. 27 Apr. 23 Apr. 25
Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA) Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Mar. 26 Apr. 23 Apr. 25
Performance Management (PMA) Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Mar. 27 Apr. 23 Apr. 25

Non-Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Non-Core Exam Registration Deadline* Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA) Open *You must select your exam date during registration May 16 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 22
July 7 July 30 N/A
Introductory Management Accounting (IMA) Open *You must select your exam date during registration May 16 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 22
July 7 July 30 N/A
Economics (ECO) Open *You must select your exam date during registration May 16 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 22
July 7 July 30 N/A
Statistics (STA) Open *You must select your exam date during registration May 16 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 22
July 7 July 30 N/A
Business Law (BUL) Open *You must select your exam date during registration May 16 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
May 22
July 7 July 30 N/A
Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Re-Write & Challenge Exam Registration Deadline Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Information Technology (ITE) May 15 May 16 May 17 May 22 July 3 July 30 Aug. 1
Intermediate Financial Reporting I (IF1) May 15 May 16 May 17 May 22 July 4 July 30 Aug. 1
Intermediate Financial Reporting II (IF2) May 15 May 16 May 17 May 22 July 4 July 30 Aug. 1
Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR) May 15 May 16 May 17 May 22 July 3 July 30 Aug. 1
Corporate Finance (COF) May 15 May 16 May 17 May 22 July 3 July 30 Aug. 1
Audit & Assurance (AUA) May 15 May 16 May 17 May 22 July 4 July 30 Aug. 1
Taxation (TAX) May 15 May 16 May 17 May 22 July 3 July 30 Aug. 1
Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA) May 15 May 16 May 17 May 22 July 4 July 30 Aug. 1
Performance Management (PMA) May 15 May 16 May 17 May 22 July 3 July 30 Aug. 1

Non-Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Non-Core Exam Registration Deadline* Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 8 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 14
Sept. 26 Oct. 22 N/A
Introductory Management Accounting (IMA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 8 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 14
Sept. 26 Oct. 22 N/A
Economics (ECO) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 8 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 14
Sept. 26 Oct. 22 N/A
Statistics (STA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 8 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 14
Sept. 26 Oct. 22 N/A
Business Law (BUL) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Aug. 8 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Aug. 14
Sept. 26 Oct. 22 N/A
Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Re-Write & Challenge Exam Registration Deadline Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Information Technology (ITE) Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 14 Sept. 25 Oct. 22 Oct. 24
Intermediate Financial Reporting I (IF1) Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 14 Sept. 26 Oct. 22 Oct. 24
Intermediate Financial Reporting II (IF2) Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 14 Sept. 26 Oct. 22 Oct. 24
Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR) Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 14 Sept. 25 Oct. 22 Oct. 24
Corporate Finance (COF) Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 14 Sept. 25 Oct. 22 Oct. 24
Audit & Assurance (AUA) Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 14 Sept. 26 Oct. 22 Oct. 24
Taxation (TAX) Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 14 Sept. 25 Oct. 22 Oct. 24
Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA) Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 14 Sept. 26 Oct. 22 Oct. 24
Performance Management (PMA) Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 14 Sept. 25 Oct. 22 Oct. 24

Application deadline to begin CPA PREP is July 11
Non-Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Non-Core Exam Registration Deadline* Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Introductory Financial Accounting (IFA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Oct. 31 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 6
Dec. 19 Jan. 28 N/A
Introductory Management Accounting (IMA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Oct. 31 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 6
Dec. 19 Jan. 28 N/A
Economics (ECO) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Oct. 31 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 6
Dec. 19 Jan. 28 N/A
Statistics (STA) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Oct. 31 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 6
Dec. 19 Jan. 28 N/A
Business Law (BUL) Open
*You must select your exam date during registration
Oct. 31 Open To write this semester’s exam, you must register for
this course by
Nov. 6
Dec. 19 Jan. 28 N/A
Core Courses
Course and exam Registration deadline* Orientation Course start Re-Write & Challenge Exam Registration Deadline Exam dates Results released Appeals deadline
Information Technology (ITE) Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Dec. 18 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
Intermediate Financial Reporting I (IF1) Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Dec. 17 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
Intermediate Financial Reporting II (IF2) Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Dec. 17 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
Advanced Financial Reporting (AFR) Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Dec. 18 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
Corporate Finance (COF) Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Dec. 18 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
Audit & Assurance (AUA) Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Dec. 17 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
Taxation (TAX) Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Dec. 18 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
Intermediate Management Accounting (MAA) Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Dec. 17 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
Performance Management (PMA) Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Dec. 18 Jan. 28 Jan. 30
Please note:
All course offerings, locations, dates, and times are subject to change at the discretion of CPA Atlantic School of Business.
You must select your exam date when registering for the course.
When planning out your preparatory courses, please ensure that your last course exam grade will be released before the Core 1 registrations deadline.
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