The SPAC offers two accounting designations
The RPA designation is offer by The Society of Professional Accountants of Canada. For the RPA designation, students don’t need to have a university degree. RPA provides accounting knowledge through its comprehensive prerequisite courses offered by community colleges. An RPA can do any job that a CPA can do except Audit and Review Engagements. The SPAC issues and manages the RPA designation.
The APA designation (Accredited Professional Accountant) is an honorary fellowship designation granted to those who have been RPA for at least 10 years and with a particular distinction in accounting or public service.