becoming a CA

The CA Training Office Program provides you with a unique opportunity to develop both your skills as a CA as well as a full understanding of your Training Office. These structured training programs are specifically designed for CA students and have been pre-approved by the profession, meaning that you’re guaranteed to develop all of the required competency areas, regardless of the size and industry of your CA Training Office. This site was created to ensure that you have access to the tools, information and experience you need to become the best CA and potential business leader possible.

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completing your RQE

A Record of CA Qualifying Experience, or RQE, is how you document your competency development, reflect on your progress, identify where you need further experience and facilitate meaningful semi-annual discussions with your Counselling Member. The RQE is your opportunity to assess the practical experience you’re getting and enables you, your Counselling Member and your CA Training Office to make sure you’re maintaining an effective development path toward achieving the profession’s competency standards.

To maintain your RQE, you must:

  • Record your relevant learning experiences and competency development;
  • Identify the CA competencies you have demonstrated on particular assignments; and
  • Assess your progress and level of competency development relative to the level of proficiency expected.

fill out the RQE      how to fill out the RQE

frequently asked questions

As a CA student, it’s completely understandable if you’ve got questions – you certainly wouldn’t be the only one. We’ve put together a collection of the most frequently asked questions to give you the answers you may need.

Q: What do CA students need to understand about CA competencies and where can they get that information?


current CA Training Offices

Today, there are a growing number of opportunities for CA students to obtain the practical experience required to become Chartered Accountants. The following are just a few of the large variety of leading companies and firms who have taken advantage of the many benefits of becoming a CA Training Office.

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Chartered Professional Accountants/ Comptables professionnels agréés

Welcome to CPA Canada!

CPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. CPA Canada provides services to all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification.

Our integrated CPA Canada website is currently in development and will launch in fall 2014. Until that time, all our existing resources, services and information are available through the CICA, CMA Canada and CGA-Canada legacy websites, or through newly developed microsites designed to provide specific CPA content.

Bienvenue à CPA Canada!

CPA Canada est l’organisation nationale établie pour soutenir l'unification de la profession comptable canadienne sous la bannière du titre de comptable professionnel agréé (CPA). CPA Canada fournit des services à toutes les organisations comptables de CPA, de CA, de CMA et de CGA qui se sont déjà unifiées ou qui sont engagées dans le processus d’unification.

Le nouveau site de CPA Canada est actuellement en développement et sera mis en ligne à l’automne 2014. Entre-temps, toutes nos ressources et tous nos services sont accessibles sur les sites d’origine de l’ICCA, de CMA Canada et de CGA-Canada, ou sur des microsites nouvellement créés afin de donner accès à du contenu spécifiquement CPA.