Academic Pathways

How Do I Become an Accountant

Tip Sheet

For detailed information about the educational steps and registration requirements to become a Chartered Professional Accountant, read our tip sheet How Do I Become a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

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Quick Facts

  • Students must pass the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) to be a Chartered Professional Accountant.
  • A four-year undergraduate degree (120 credit hours) is required for registration as a Chartered Professional Accountant.
  • Seneca College offers all of the necessary education to become a CPA including a 120 credit-hour degree (Honours Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting and Finance) that covers the specific subject areas.  

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