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National Examination | Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance

The National Examination is a new program requirement which evaluates enrollees’ understanding of the information taught in the Business Applications applied course. 

2018 Examination Dates

• January 26
• May 25
• September 7

Examination Fee

There is a $350 fee to enrol in the Examination. The fee covers transcript assessment, enrolment and delivery of the examination.

Exam Eligibility

To determine your eligibility to enrol in the exam, log in to the ACAF Portal and submit a transcript assessment request by selecting Final Exam Assessment Application and following the instructions. Note: this option will be available closer to the examination enrolment date.

Once your assessment is complete, you will receive an email with your assessment results. If you are deemed eligible, you may register for the Final Examination by logging in and selecting Final Examination Enrolment.

Note: Transcript assessments require official transcripts mailed directly to CPA Ontario from your post-secondary institution(s).


Enrolment for the January 26 Final Examination will open online on December 14, 2017 and close on January 3, 2018. Only those who have been deemed eligible to attempt the Final Examination will be permitted to enrol.

Enrollees who have completed the program requirements are encouraged to submit their transcript assessment requests no later than Friday, December 22, 2017 in order to meet the examination enrolment deadline of January 3, 2018.

Examination Results

Final Examination results are emailed directly to enrollees.


Program enrollees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the resources below: