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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. ” Sofia Roswell


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.

Course Summary

Sheridan College Equivalency



Level Core Course Name Code
Entry Level Financial Accounting Financial Accounting 1 FA101
Management Accounting Introductory Management Accounting MA101
Technology and Analytics Computer Applications for Business IT101
Business Fundamentals Ethics and Workplace Skills BF101
Technician Financial Accounting Financial Accounting 2 FA201
Management Accounting Intermediate Management Accounting MA201
Taxation Taxation 1 TX101
Business Fundamentals Finance BF301
Professional Financial Accounting Financial Reporting FA301
Taxation Taxation 2 TX201
Technology and Analytics Analytics and Big Data IT301
Business Fundamentals Business Law BF201
Applied Financial Accounting Audit and Internal Controls FA401
Technology and Analytics Accounting Systems IT201
Technology and Analytics Data Analytics for Accountants IT401
Technology and Analytics Emerging Trends in Fintech IT402


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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