In classroom offering of Intermediate Financial Reporting I and Taxation

CPA Atlantic School is launching an in-class option for Intermediate Financial Reporting I and Taxation in Halifax, Moncton and St. John's starting in November 2019.

In-class offerings of CPA preparatory courses

Intermediate Financial Reporting I and Taxation will be offered in-class starting November 2019 in Halifax, Moncton and St. John’s. 

CPA Atlantic is pleased to announce the availability of an in-classroom option for Intermediate Financial Reporting I and Taxation starting in November 2019 in Halifax, Moncton and St. John’s. For those looking for information on the October 2019 in-class offerings in Halifax, details can be found here.

These face-to-face, in-class options will provide students increased flexibility in selecting the learning style of their choice. The long-term in-class availability of these courses is subject to review by CPA Atlantic School.

Interested in face-to-face learning? We’d encourage you to reach out to your regional Student Recruitment Advisor for details on how to get started.

Benefits of the in-class option include:

  • A more formalized course structure can help certain students stay on-track and motivated,
  • Peer networking and study opportunities that come from classroom learning,
  • A direct and in-person connection with the instructor,
  • Opportunity for a deeper dive into the technical content,
  • Questions on materials are dealt with in real-time,
  • A hands-on approach to learning.

Course details

Course duration, content and the final exam dates remain the same as the online offering. The in-class sessions run over six weekends and are offered in Halifax, Moncton and St. John’s. Classroom sessions are scheduled for the following dates:

Intermediate financial reporting I

In-class sessions:

November 30, 2019
December 7, 2019
December 14, 2019
January 11, 2020
January 18, 2020
January 25, 2020
Exam date: January 31, 2020

Taxation

In-class sessions:

November 30, 2019
December 7, 2019
December 14, 2019
January 11, 2020
January 18, 2020
January 25, 2020
Exam date: February 1, 2020

NOTE: Attendance in all in-person classroom sessions is mandatory.

Students are subject to the existing attendance and withdrawal policies outlined in the CPA Canada Harmonized Education Policies, and the fees as detailed online with CPA Atlantic School.

Moving between course offerings

Prior to the courses starting, students may change between the online and in-class course offerings once.

Once the courses begin, if a student wishes to move between the online and in-class versions, they are subject to CPA Atlantic School’s course deferral fee, will be withdrawn from that course, and required to enroll in the next semesters offering of the course (the course calendar for all CPA preparatory courses can be found online).

Next steps

If you’ve had your eligibility confirmed and require Intermediate Financial Reporting I and/or Taxation, you can register online via our self-serve portal. Be advised that access to course content is granted by CPA Canada and is typically made available the week prior to the course start date.

In-class offerings  - October 2019 in Halifax

You can still register for the in-class offerings of Intermediate Financial Reporting I and Taxation being offered in Halifax (courses start October 5). Classroom sessions are as follows:

Intermediate financial reporting I

In-class sessions:

Saturday, October 5
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, October 26
Saturday, November 2
Saturday, November 9
Saturday, November 16
Final exam: Friday, November 29

Taxation

In-class sessions:

Saturday, October 5
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, October 26
Saturday, November 2
Saturday, November 9
Saturday, November 16
Final exam: Saturday, November 30

NOTE: Attendance in all in-person classroom sessions is mandatory.

FAQs

What do the in-class offerings look like?

The course content, duration and final exam date are the same as the online course offering. There will be the same two-part course project (completion is mandatory). What is different with this offering is the availability of face-to-face, in-class sessions. These will run over six, consecutive Saturdays and will be all-day classroom sessions with appropriate breaks provided.

Do I need to attend all the in-class sessions?

It is important to note that all in-class sessions are considered mandatory, and absences will only be accepted with the permission of the Director, Pre-Certification & Registrar. It is important to note that for these offerings to take place a minimum number of registrants will be required, so it is important to submit your registration as soon as possible.

Am I able to switch between the online offering and the in-class sessions?

Prior to the course start-date, you may switch once between the type of course offered (multiple moves between course offerings will not be permitted). Note that once the course begins, students wishing to move between the online and in-class versions must pay the deferral fee, withdraw from their current offering, and will need to enroll in the next offering of the course in the following semester.

Who is eligible to enroll in the in-class offering?

Any student with a completed CPA transcript evaluation who requires the completion of Intermediate Financial Reporting I and/or Taxation is eligible to enroll. Please note that any expenses or costs incurred in travelling to the in-class sessions will be the sole responsibility of the student.

Do the in-class options require me to purchase text books?

No. All course content, regardless of the offering, is provided online by CPA Canada via the D2L online learning platform. Note that access to content is granted by CPA Canada and is typically released to students in the week prior to the course start. Students enrolled in the in-class versions will also have access to all course discussion boards, and online course support from their instructor. The instructor may also use their discretion and offer virtual office hours.

The online option requires a PC-based computer. Is that the same for the in-class offering?

Yes. All students are required to adhere to the technology requirements outlined in the CPA Canada Harmonized Education Policies, regardless of the course offering. Students taking the in-class option are required to bring their laptop with them to class.

What are my next steps?

Ensure you’ve had a CPA transcript evaluation completed, and need to take Intermediate Financial Reporting I and/or Taxation.

If you haven’t already done this, contact your regional CPA Student Recruitment Advisor for information on how to complete your evaluation. If you have a CPA transcript evaluation, and you require Intermediate Financial Reporting I and/or Taxation, you can register online via our self-serve portal. If you have questions on your registration contact registrations@cpaatlantic.ca.