Sheridan College - Graduate Programs

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Professional Accounting

Sheridan College - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Pilon School of Business
Field of Study:Accounting
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,688

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges. The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first 3 academic terms of study at Sheridan; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website

Careers:BookkeepersPayroll and Benefits Administrators


This program gives you a clear pathway to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Once you’ve successfully completed this program, you can apply to CPA’s Professional Education Program (PEP) — the final step before you write your Common Final Exam (CFE). Even if you don’t have an accounting background, you’ll soon be on your way to becoming a CPA.
CPA’s preparatory courses are rigorous and challenging to complete. By taking our Professional Accounting program, you’ll get the equivalent courses in a supportive classroom setting. You’ll also benefit from the best of the college experience — practical learning, one-on-one attention and small classes. Accountants need to have a strong theoretical knowledge as well as practical software skills. Unlike other institutions, Sheridan gives you both. This combination of theory and software experience will make you more marketable to potential employers. And because you’ll be familiar with the latest accounting software, you’ll be ready for the workplace.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Postsecondary degree in any discipline.
  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or suitability for a career in accounting.
  • International degrees will be considered for equivalency to domestic admission requirements.
  • Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A comprehensive (course-by-course) postsecondary credential assessment is required.
  • International applicants need to follow the international application process.
  • All applicants with international credentials will need to confirm with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) directly regarding the acceptance of their degree for entry into the CPA
  • Professional Education Program. Applicants are advised to visit the CPA website for contact information.
  • English language proficiency must be met in accordance with standards set out for Sheridan Graduate Certificate programs.

    Applicant Selection: eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience or suitability for a career in accounting. Eligible applicants will be requested to submit a résumé and cover letter, and a brief response to three questions that illustrate the applicant's suitability for a career in accounting. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 29, 2022