NOTE: CGA NL is in merger discussions as part of the effort to unify the profession in Newfoundland and Labrador, and across Canada. At this time, it is expected that CGA NL will not admit new students after 2013. We ask all prospective students to contact the CGA NL office before proceeding with their application to discuss their designation path. See our Merger Update page for news and information.
The CGA Program of Professional Studies incorporates requirements of education, examination and experience that individuals must meet to become a CGA.
The Association is recognized internationally as a leading developer and provider of competency-based professional accounting education that integrates ethics, information technology and the best methods of distance learning.
A requirement for certification is a bachelor's degree. While students may attain the degree from any recognized institution, CGA offers integrated degree opportunities through its degree partners - major Canadian post-secondary institutions.
General course and program details can be found in the syllabus
published by CGA-Canada.
The history of the Program and its evolution, from small local classes to a comprehensive, interactive online distance education program delivered internationally, is evidence of almost a century-long commitment to provide open access to professional accounting education of the highest calibre.
Among unique features of the Program is the integration of ethics and hands-on use of information technology across the curriculum. All students are provided with a key resource - the CGA Ethics Readings Handbook - and ethics-related problem solving. In the IT area, students must have access to a computer system that will run modern business software and enable Internet access for online learning and research.