Your success story starts here

If you are a degree graduate aspiring to become a CPA, UBC DAP bridges the gap and provides you with the 15 prerequisites required to qualify for the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Led by award-winning instructors dedicated to delivering an enhanced learning experience, UBC DAP offers a flexible program that is widely recognized by employers in the local business community and beyond.

Flexibility is key

UBC DAP is designed to meet the unique needs of our students. You can tailor your program schedule to combine evening and online classes, taking between 1–5 courses during the Winter Terms and 1-3 courses during the condensed Summer Terms. Complete UBC DAP in 16 months of full-time study, or more gradually on a part-time basis, giving you the option of working part-time or full-time while pursuing your studies.

Explore UBC DAP

Program overview

Program overview

UBC DAP consists of 15 core courses, providing you with the qualifications to enroll in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).
The UBC DAP curriculum

The UBC DAP curriculum

Gain an overview of how UBC DAP equips you with a solid theoretical and practical foundation required to excel in a career in accounting and business.
Personalized career development

Personalized career development

Discover how we are committed to helping you develop and market your skills as you embark on a new career in accounting and business.
Admission & fees

Admission & fees

Get informed about important dates, application requirements and related costs so that you can plan your application accordingly.

Meet our students and alumni

Keith Wong

Kit Wong

“UBC DAP was the perfect fit for me. Having completed a BBA previously and spoken to accountants from the Big 4 firms, I knew that the program is held in high regard in the industry and would provide me with a competitive advantage when going through the recruit."

Robyn Starkorski

Robyn Starkoski

“UBC DAP has provided Robyn the opportunity to meet and connect with people from all over the world who share similar goals and aspirations. Due to COVID-19, UBC DAP’s online delivery option has allowed for increased scheduling flexibility. Professors have made themselves available to answer Robyn’s questions through UBC DAP’s online platform or email, and the use of online break-out sessions during live-lectures has allowed students like Robyn to actively participate and make meaningful connections online.”



Sukhmaninder Brah

“As a student who has transition from in-class learning to online learning due to COVID-19, Sukhmaninder appreciates the UBC DAP faculty’s dedication to providing students an effective and efficient online learning experience. While learning from UBC DAP’s interactive online learning platform, Sukhmaninder continues to experience DAP’s welcoming, supportive culture which has helped him make promising connections within Vancouver’s business and accounting community.”


Tina Mah

"The decision to pursue an accounting career through UBC DAP was an easy one. Not only does the program offer students flexibility by providing evening classes, DAP's strong value in diversity and strengthening communities align with my own values. Just the idea of being able to meet and study with intelligent individuals from varying educational backgrounds was exciting, to say the least."

Tina Ma
DAP Class of 2018

Student experience

Every aspect of UBC DAP is designed to optimize the student experience, providing you the skills and confidence required to achieve long-term career success. 

In addition to offering award-winning instruction and support, opportunities to develop yourself personally and professionally are woven throughout the program. The UBC DAP student support and career coaching team is committed to helping you achieve your career goals and aspirations.