Professional Designations


Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA)

Due to the unification of the accounting profession in Alberta and Canada, the ICAA is no longer taking new applications into the Charted Accountant (CA) program. Please visit for information on applying to the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).

All necessary undergraduate course work to prepare you for the CPA PEP is available in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University. The new CPA program combines the most-valued and recognized assets of the three legacy designations (CGA, CMA, CA) into a powerful new financial and business credential.

For further information visit the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) website. If you would like additional guidance, contact Rik Smistad at, 403.440.5092, or CPA Alberta at, 403.299.1300 or 1.800.232.9406.