Updated: Jul 16, 2020
The profession remains committed to keeping you on track in your journey to becoming a CPA. In light of the continued impacts of COVID-19, the profession is providing updated information on the August 2020 CPA preparatory course assessments, including assessment delivery, the schedule, requirements, the timing of future communications and a request for feedback.
The August 2020 assessments will not take place in-person at exam writing centres but will be delivered remotely. Students will write their assessments at home or another remote location using their own computers on the evaluation dates and times specified below. To prepare to write your assessment, ensure that you have:
· reliable Internet access
· word processor (i.e. “.docx” format) and spreadsheet (i.e. “.xlsx” format) applications installed on your computer
· the hardware, operating, software and other computer requirements specified in the Learning management system and computer requirements section of the CPA Canada Preparatory Courses Student Guide
Previously, the dates scheduled for the assessments were August 28-29, 2020; however, to minimize conflicts for students writing multiple assessments during this evaluation period, the assessments will be written over eight (8) business days.
EVALUATION DATESCOURSESNon-Core Assessments
On August 6, 2020, you will receive information on the assessment format that will be used for your particular course.
Feedback on June Assessments
We continually strive to enhance the quality of our exams. Part of those enhancements come from feedback from our students. If you completed a CPA preparatory course assessment in June, please provide your feedback by completing a brief June examination survey. Your responses will be anonymous. The survey should be completed no later than July 17.
We are committed to keeping you informed of updates as we all adapt to this unprecedented situation. Please continue to review the regularly-updated FAQs document on the CPA Canada website for valuable information that addresses student concerns related to the profession’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including meeting practical experience requirements, the change to the pass requirement for core courses and much more.
Thank you for your resilience, patience, and flexibility as we all adjust to this ever-evolving situation. We continue to wish you well in your studies.