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The CTP, CPFA course syllabus is comprised of 3 levels and 10 exams, which includes one capstone case to complete the examination.

Professional Qualification Certificate


•          Financial Accounting

•          Management Accounting

•          Financial Reporting

•          Audit and Assurance


Professional Qualification Diploma


•          Implementing Change Management

•          Business Planning and Financial Management

•          Governance and Risk Management

•          Advanced Taxation and Law

Professional Qualification Strategic Final Exam


•          Strategic Public Financial Management

•          Strategic Case Study

CTP, CPFA PQ Admission Prerequisites

To be admitted into a CTP, CPFA professional qualification course, applicants require:


• an undergraduate degree or master’s degrees or Canadian equivalent of education from a post-

  secondary institution

• completion of all prerequisite course syllabus and requirements

• 120 credit-hours or equivalent of post-secondary education (30 credit hours per academic year)

• 65% overall GPA on course prerequisites

• at least one applicable course in each of the CTP, CPFA competency areas of Financial Reporting,

  Governance and Risk Management, Management Accounting, Audit and Assurance, Public             

  Finance, Taxation and Law must have been completed within the last 10 years of application for           

  admission  to  the  CTP, CPFA PQ program

• good character

About CTP, CPFA Professional Qualification Program

The CTP, CPFA PQ Program is a two-year graduate-level program leading to the Chartered Tax Practitioner and Certified Public Finance Accountant dual designation. 


Globally recognized and respected, the Chartered Tax Practitioner and Certified Public Finance Accountant (CTP, CPFA) dual designation is your key to a successful career. If you’re looking to enter the world of taxation, public finance and accountancy, you’ll need the professional level of tax, public finance and accounting credential that will open doors and enhance your prospects.

Study with CTP-CPFA Canada and get recognized as a member of the global professional body for public finance and taxation, and become an expert in public financial management, taxation, and accountancy where ever you are in the world.

Our professional accountancy qualification (CTP, CPFA PQ) syllabus and robust training delivery program provides trainees with the best foundation and well-rounded knowledge to apply their technical and practical skills and competencies required for a successful public finance management, taxation and accountancy career at all levels because at CTP-CPFA Canada we regularly update our qualifications to reflect current developments in managing better tax and finance in the private and public sector environment and we teach you how to deal with the challenges faced in managing public finances and taxation issues effectively wherever you are in the world.

To become a CTP-CPFA Canada member, you will need to obtain 36 months of relevant practical experience.


Upon completion of these levels and submitting the CTP/CPFA Portfolio, trainees will gain the globally recognized CTP, CPFA dual designation professional qualification certification, full membership of CTP-CPFA Canada and will be recognized as a Chartered Tax Practitioner and Certified Public Finance Accountant (CTP, CPFA) where ever you are in the world as a multi-skilled public finance and tax professional, for both the public and corporate sectors.

We're on the Brink of a New Technology-Rich Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

The CTP, CPFA dual designation, professional accountancy qualification course syllabus and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are built on cutting-edge innovation, an extensive global research, and product development to maintain the highest relevance with employers and develop the competencies in demand. On completion of these rigorous education, examination levels and 36 months of practical experience requirements, candidates will receive two prestigious qualifications with dual designations from the CTP-CPFA Canada to recognize a unique group of tax practitioners and public finance accountants who have reached the highest benchmark of quality and competence to keep up with this new, technology-rich era of business.

Only the fully qualified members of CTP-CPFA Canada are entitled to style themselves as Chartered Tax Practitioner and Certified Public Finance Accountants and use dual designatory letters (CTP, CPFA or FCTP, FCPFA) in PFM and Taxation anywhere in the world.

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