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Take the final step in your CPA prep with an Advanced Accounting certificate

You’ve made it to the final accounting certificate in The Chang School four-part Accounting Certificate Series. This series includes:

Our Accounting Certificate Series offers in-depth skills training and hands-on experience to help you master those CPA enabling competencies and give you the best possible start in your accounting certification and CPA career. (Not sure if you want to go the CPA route quite yet? This certificate will set you up for success in any career that requires in-depth accounting knowledge.)

The accounting courses in the Certificate in Advanced Accounting qualify as preparatory courses for the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Once you complete all four accounting certificates, you can apply for the CPA PEP. And, after you complete the PEP, you’ll be eligible to write the three-day Common Final Examination (CFE) exam.

It’s time to level up your skills with a Level 4: Certificate in Advanced Accounting. The CPA courses in this certificate will give you a comprehensive education in advanced accounting and teach you how to expand accounting applications to a wide variety of business and financial settings, and apply tax concepts to many different situations.

You’ll learn about auditing and gain cutting-edge knowledge in the growing field of information systems auditing and data analytics. Our accounting courses will also give you crucial expertise in taxation and strategic management.

Once you complete the Certificate in Advanced Accounting, you’ll be able to apply to intermediate or more senior-level jobs that require an accounting certificate from a post-secondary institution.

The world needs more qualified CPAs now more than ever: are you ready to join their ranks at last?

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Who should take this Advanced Accounting certificate?

  • You’re a working professional with the goal of pivoting your career into accounting or finance and want to do accounting courses online
  • You’re a college or university graduate in a non-accounting field who wants to pursue the CPA designation
  • You’re a newcomer to Canada who needs to take some accounting courses in Canada to build your Canadian resume and help secure a job
  • You’re a business owner or manager who wants to enhance your accounting knowledge

What will you learn while taking the Advanced Accounting certificate?

You’ll get:

  • Key CPA skills, such as financial reporting, audit and assurance, taxation, management, and governance and data analytics and information systems
  • The ability to evaluate accounting and reporting methods and examine audit processes
  • A detailed overview of the federal income-tax laws concerning income and taxes payable of individuals, corporations, and trusts, as well as practical tax planning considerations
  • An understanding of tax compliance obligations
  • Analytical skills to evaluate accounting and reporting methods
  • Six courses accredited by the CPA and count towards the association’s PEP prerequisite

Note: There has been a recent curriculum change. If you registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2023, you can find curriculum details of your year of registration at the archived calendar. If you’re considering following the revised curriculum and would like help in reviewing your options, reach out to our Client Services team at

Career Options

This certificate can prepare you for jobs like:

  • Accounting analyst
  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounting receivable or payable clerk
  • Accounting technician
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget analyst
  • Business or credit analyst
  • Fund accountant
  • Internal or external auditor
  • Junior accounting analyst
  • Payroll officer
  • Property accountant
  • Staff accountant
  • Tax specialist

Certificate Requirements

  • 5 required courses
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria

Completion of Levels 1 to 3 in the Accounting Certificate Series.


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits


  • Mature student status


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