Important Update on September 2019 CFE Results

Important Update on September 2019 CFE Results

Important Update on September 2019 CFE Results

We are pleased to inform students that official results for the September 2019 CFE are now available to exam writers. Students are able to access their individual results at the following link: We congratulate all successful writers.

Today’s results are the outcome of months of comprehensive work by the Board of Examiners (BOE), who are responsible for marking the examination. The BOE consulted with multiple experts, including a psychologist, two psychometricians, and past BOE chairs. In addition, a third psychometrician was retained through Borden Ladner Gervais LLP as part of the third-party review. A summary of the Board of Examiners’ marking process is available here and findings from the third-party review is available here.

The Board of Examiners would like to acknowledge the resilience of candidates who wrote the September 2019 Common Final Examination (CFE), in light of what was a challenging situation for many. In reading the responses from candidates who wrote in centres affected by challenges, the BOE noted that many candidates were able to draw on their technical training and their CPA enabling skills to prepare strong responses. Candidates are commended for their ability to perform under these trying circumstances.

During the marking process, there were several adjustments made in consultation with multiple experts, in order to account for factors that included start time delays and lack of access to reference materials.

Given the circumstances surrounding the September 2019 CFE, the Profession has determined that a failing mark on the September 2019 exam will not count as an attempt, and that any student who did not pass will be eligible for a free re-write of the CFE exam, along with access to the CPA Professional Education Program’s Capstone 2 preparatory module at no charge.

Detailed information about future opportunities for rewrites, and other remedial options if required, including reviews and requests for re-marking, is available online here.

Over the last number of months, the Profession has undertaken a comprehensive process to ensure that students are treated fairly, and that the due diligence completed is thorough. As a result of this work, we have every confidence in the integrity and reliability of the results of the September 2019 CFE and that all passing candidates have met the same entry requirement for the CPA profession as in previous sittings of the CFE.

We thank all students again for their ongoing patience.