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The SPAC offers two accounting designations

  • Registered Professional Accountant (RPA)

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.

  • Accredited Professional Accountant (APA)

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.