The UFE

To pass the Uniform Evaluation (UFE), you must demonstrate that you are proficient in the competencies required to begin your professional accounting career.

All candidates write the same UFE, which allows the profession to set a single, high standard that is recognized nationally and internationally.

UFE dates

  • 2014: Tuesday, September 9 to Thursday, September 11
  • 2015: Tuesday, June 2 to Thursday, June 4

Overview of the UFE

The three-day UFE consists of three papers and is set by the profession's Board of Evaluators. You have one day to write each individual paper. These papers challenge you to demonstrate your competence by responding to simulations and business scenarios representing the kinds of challenges you have faced during your work experience, or will soon be facing in your professional career.

Board of Evaluators

The CA profession’s Board of Evaluators – 10 CAs from across Canada, all with a strong interest and experience in CA education – is responsible for: 

  • Setting the content of the UFE 
  • Submitting the content of the UFE and its evaluation guides to the provincial institutes/Ordre/regions for review
  • Evaluating candidates’ responses and recommending their pass or fail status to their provincial institutes/Ordre

Each board member is actively involved in preparing the UFE simulations (the business scenarios on which evaluation is based), setting profiles for passing candidates, preparing evaluation guides and supervising the evaluation process. The board seeks expert advice on the validity and reliability of evaluation methodologies as appropriate. 

More Information

Uniform Evaluation (UFE) 



Chartered Professional Accountants/ Comptables professionnels agréés


Welcome to CPA Canada!

CPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. CPA Canada provides services to all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification.

Our integrated CPA Canada website is currently in development and will launch in fall 2014. Until that time, all our existing resources, services and information are available through the CICA, CMA Canada and CGA-Canada legacy websites, or through newly developed microsites designed to provide specific CPA content.

Bienvenue à CPA Canada!

CPA Canada est l’organisation nationale établie pour soutenir l'unification de la profession comptable canadienne sous la bannière du titre de comptable professionnel agréé (CPA). CPA Canada fournit des services à toutes les organisations comptables de CPA, de CA, de CMA et de CGA qui se sont déjà unifiées ou qui sont engagées dans le processus d’unification.

Le nouveau site de CPA Canada est actuellement en développement et sera mis en ligne à l’automne 2014. Entre-temps, toutes nos ressources et tous nos services sont accessibles sur les sites d’origine de l’ICCA, de CMA Canada et de CGA-Canada, ou sur des microsites nouvellement créés afin de donner accès à du contenu spécifiquement CPA.