Professional Associations

National and provincial merger discussions continue between CA, CGA & CMA to create one Canadian Accounting Designation: CPA, Chartered Professional Accountant. Accounting designations are regulated provincially and at the present time, the mergers vary across Canada. In British Columbia (BC), CA, CGA and CMA have united to create Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC). The new CPA Professional Education Program in BC commenced September 2013.

The Diploma in Accounting Program (DAP) at UBC is officially recognized by CPABC.  DAP’s 11 required courses are pre-requisites and are directly transferable for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program. Students can also tailor their DAP program of studies to include CPABC required electives.

For more information on the CPA designation, visit the BC Chartered Professional Accountant website.

Students interested in the American CPA designation should visit the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants website.