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Becoming a Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) is one of the best decisions I’ve made as a professional accountant. After getting my diploma in Accounting & Finance  From a Community  College, I enrolled with The Society of Professional Accountants of Canada and obtained my RPA designation. Since then, I was able to achieve a management position in my company’s accounting department, and I have also independently provided accounting and income tax preparation services to small businesses. The RPA designation has opened many doors for me in my career, and I recommend it to anyone looking for more opportunities in accounting. “


After finishing your career at a Community college, you can take the next step to advance your career with a designation the RPA. You have to complete the courses accordingly to RPA in partnership with your community college, for more information about the course check Prerequisite Equivalency Chart.

Equivalency Chart. Community College

Registered Professional Accountant Designation (RPA) Prerequisite Equivalency Chart

Sheridan College Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS)

The following courses completed at Sheridan College are accepted towards exemptions from the Registered Professional Accountant Designation courses listed below.

Courses listed below apply to the 2019-2020 academic year.

RPA Level 1 Requirements                                                                    Sheridan Equivalency

Introductory Financial Accounting   ACAF70040                                                                           
Accounting Software   APPL70024                                                                           
Intermediate Financial Reporting I   ACAF70042                                                                           
Business Law   ACAF70044

RPA Level 2 Requirements                                                                    Sheridan Equivalency

Intermediate Financial Reporting II   ACAF70043
Audit and Assurance   ACAF70047                                                                           
Corporate Finance   ACAF70046                                                                           
Advanced Financial Reporting   ACAF70045

RPA Level 3 Requirements                                                                    Sheridan Equivalency

Information Technology   ACAF70050                                                                           
Introductory Management Accounting   ACAF70041                                                                           
Taxation   ACAF70048                                                                           
Accounting Software Application   ACAF70052

RPA Level 4 Requirements                                                                   Sheridan Equivalency

Applied External Audit   ACAF70054                                                                           
Applied Personal and Corporate Taxation   ACAF70053                                                                           
Business Applications   ACAF70051                                                                           
Ethics and Workplace Skills   ACAF70055

Unless otherwise noted, all of the required equivalent prerequisite courses for each Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) Designation course must be completed within 10 years period. A single course may appear against more than one course in cases where it covers competencies across multiple subject areas. Course mixes within a subject area are not permitted. For courses not listed as a prerequisite equivalency, a course syllabus must be submitted for review to determine whether an exemption can be granted.

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