Do I need a university degree to take the CPA exam?

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    Jazzies

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    I'm currently in college in Canada.
    I overheard some students in my class that they are going to take a few years in university before taking the CPA exam.
    I know there are probably going to be some thing in the CPA exam that I've never learned, but is another 3 years in University necessary?
    What other ways can I study for the CPA exam? Are there any e-lectures I can purchase before I take the CPA exam or how should I study for this?
    This is my current curriculum:


    Curriculum

    COM101
    Communicating Across Contexts

    BAM101
    Introduction to Business Administration

    ACC120
    Accounting Basics I

    MRK106
    Marketing I

    MBF101
    Mathematics of Business and Finance

    SMS210
    Microcomputer Applications for Business

    ACC220
    Accounting Basics II

    ACC415
    Intermediate Accounting I

    ACC517
    Intermediate Accounting II

    ACC540
    Personal Taxation

    EAC894
    Business Writing

    SMS315
    Systems Studies II

    HRM742
    Business Management & Organizational Behaviour

    ACC431
    Cost Accounting

    FIN401
    Finance I

    ALW380
    Business Law for Accounting

    QNM222
    Business Statistics

    ECN501
    Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro

    ECN502
    Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro

    ETH400
    Contemporary Ethics Issues

    ACC533
    Managerial Accounting

    ACC530
    Advanced Financial Accounting

    ACC551
    Accounting: Auditing I

    ACC642
    Corporate Taxation

    ACC653
    Accounting: Auditing II

    QNM444
    Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making

    MSC312
    Advanced Business Software Applications

    FIN603
    Finance II

    SMS415
    Systems Studies III

    EAC694
    Advanced Report Writing
     
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    AGH the CPA

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    I dont know about Canada - in the US, most states require at least 150 college credit hours (which will require post grad work) as well as some years experience.
     
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    kirby VIP Member

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    For one thing, you need an undergraduate degree. Best is for you to go directly to the Canadian CPA website.
     
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    Steve-LevelUp VIP Member

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    Contacting the local CPA office directly and they can tell you if your specific college is recognized and can help guide you with what you need to qualify for the CPA program.
     
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    davidlee21

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    You can preapre for CPA exam and continue your under graduate program. Anyways you need undergraduate degree.
     
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