With a McMaster RPA-accredited suite of accounting and finance courses, you can earn the RPA professional designation to set you apart from the crowd and help to achieve your career goals
RPAs hold leadership roles in small to mid-sized businesses, valued roles in large corporate enterprises, or have taken an entrepreneurial route and have become owners in their own accounting practice.
Completion of the RPA courses is a prerequisite to sit in the final Mandatory Professional Exam MPE. You will receive full RPA membership after passing the National examination and completing the prescribed experience requirement
You can take The following prerequisite courses to become an RPA through McMaster University:
Completion of the RPA courses is a prerequisite to participating in the Professional Review Program or attempting the final Mandatory Professional Exam. You will receive full RPA membership after passing the National examination and completing the prescribed experience requirement.
What is the Registered Professional Accountant (RPA)?
The Registered Professional Accountant is an accounting designation offered by The Society of Professional Accountants of Canada.
RPA’s are qualified as professional accountants and recognized for excellence and maintaining high standards. With the RPA designation, you can prepare financial statements for the management as an employee and for your business clients as a practitioner.
The RPA study program is specifically tailored to provide the students with the expertise to analyze financial information which will give you the confidence to take on a leadership role in Small and Medium-Sized enterprises (SME). RPA will meet the needs of employers in all sectors of the Canadian economy.
How can I become an RPA?
A student can register for RPA prerequisite courses that are offered in-class and Online by McMaster University, While taking the prerequisite courses student can register as a Student Member with the SPAC for RPA designation to write the Mandatory Professional Exams (MPE). After passing MPE and with 2 years of practical accounting experience students will be awarded the RPA designation.