If you are seeking admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), you can take CPA preparatory courses to gain the knowledge requirements you are missing. Audit and Assurance is an instructor-facilitated (core) course that provides information on the technical knowledge, applications and requirements of audit and assurance, including: the nature and purpose of audit and assurance engagements the principles behind these engagements planning methodology standards documentation evidence materiality risk internal controls audit testing audit reports current standards The syllabus provides detailed information on the content of the course as well as the other CPA preparatory courses. The examination blueprint outlines the structure and length of course final examinations. Note: Due to COVID-19, the assessment format for the August/September 2020 course examinations has been revised. Prerequisite course You must complete or receive exemption from Intermediate Financial Reporting 2 in order to take Audit and Assurance. Schedule This course is delivered provincially — or, in some cases, regionally — on a part-time basis to offer maximum flexibility and accessibility. Refer to the CPA preparatory courses calendar for key core course dates and examination dates for core and non-core courses. Please contact your provincial/regional body to see which offerings are available in your area. Note: Starting with the 2019/2020 academic calendar that begins November 2019, the semester course offering will change from a four-semester system to a five-semester system. You will have the opportunity to register for courses and their corresponding examinations separately.