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Common Final Examination (CFE) Enrolment

The CFE is a milestone on the path to the CPA designation and the culmination of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

Enrolment for the 2018 Common Final Examination (CFE) opens May 1, 2018.

Important Dates

Milestone Date
CFE Enrolment Opens Tuesday, May 1, 2018
CFE Enrolment Closes Thursday, May 31, 2018
Special Accommodation Requests Deadline Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Withdrawal Request Deadline* Tuesday,  August 14, 2018
Transfer Exam Centre Location Deadline Saturday, August 4, 2018
CFE Day 1 Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CFE Day 2 Thursday, September 13, 2018
CFE Day 3 Friday, September 14, 2018
CFE Results Released Friday, November 30, 2018
Convocation (for this round of successful CFE writers) Date not yet set; announcement will follow once confirmed

Withdrawal Policy

  • If a student attends Day 1, then withdraws and does not attend Days 2 and 3, this is an attempt.
  • If a student withdraws in advance of Day 1 and does not attend the CFE, this is not an attempt.

Exam information


day date start time end time
Day 1 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Day 2 Thursday, September 13, 2018 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
Day 3 Friday, September 14, 2018 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

Examination Fees:

All 3 days $1,500 + HST
Day 1 only $650 + HST
Days 2 and 3 only $1,150 + HST

Payment methods include MasterCard, VISA, Interac Debit and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Examination Rules

Students are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the rules and policies of the examination

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