Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario (CPA) Equivalency

  • Type: Online and/or In Class
  • Starts In: Fall, Winter

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Formerly Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario (CGA)

Chartered Professional Accounts (CPAs) are Canada’s trusted business leaders.  They are highly valued for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.  Becoming a CPA means a commitment to excellence and high professional standards, and is your key to a highly successful career. You can choose to become a CPA at different stages of your life.  Whether you are a student earning a post-secondary degree, a working professional or an internationally educated professional, the CPA offers different paths to earning your designation.

Program Delivery

CGA Requirement: Financial Accounting Fundamentals
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CGA Requirement: Micro & Macro Economics (EM1)
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CGA Requirement: Business Law (LW1)
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CGA Requirement: Financial Accounting Assets (FA2)
CGA Requirement: Financial Accounting Liabilities and Equities (FA3)
CGA Requirement: Business Quantitative Analysis (QU1)
CGA Requirement: Management Accounting Fundamentals (MA1)
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CGA Requirement: Corporate Finance Fundamentals (FN1)
CGA Requirement: Managing Information Systems (MS1)
CGA Requirement: Personal and Corporate Tax (TX1)
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CGA Requirement: Business Communications (CM1)
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Prerequisites may be required for these courses. Please refer to individual course descriptions for specific requirements.

Take advantage of our accredited programs.

Students who graduate from a CGA Ontario accredited program at a post secondary institution are eligible to enrol in the certification courses of the CGA program of professional studies. This means that a student has one year or less of part-time studies in order to complete the education requirement of the CGA program. Please visit the Accredited Programs page at for the list of accredited programs.


How to Obtain Your Equivalencies

To obtain credit for equivalency courses taken, individuals will be required to submit their application at:

Certified General Accountants of Ontario
240 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4P 1K8

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Registration Information

  1. A grade of 70% is required in the equivalent courses in order to obtain an exemption from CGA.
  2. To be awarded the CGA designation, potential CGA candidates must hold a University degree and have a minimum of 3 years of accounting and finance related experience.
  3. This is not a comprehensive CGA course equivalency list. For a complete list or for more information on CGA equivalencies, call 1-800-242-9131 or visit .
  4. Individuals who were not able to take ACCT1101, ACCT1202 and ACCT1302 will be required to take ACCT1130 and ACCT1230 to meet the CGA Financial Accounting Fundamental requirement.

How to Register

Students do not apply to our part-time equivalency programs. Instead, enrol in and successfully complete each course listed in the Program Delivery section. Once you have successfully completed all of the required courses, you may follow the directions of the professional association to obtain your equivalencies.