Business Accounting and Finance:

Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) - Approved Courses

Explore a world of new career opportunities and begin work towards becoming a Registered Professional Accountant with Sheridan’s suite of accounting and finance courses, approved by the Society of Professional Accountants of Canada.

Completion of these courses will provide exemptions for those working towards their RPA designation, which is held by many trusted figures in the field of finance, with a high standard for excellence attached to its name.

More information is available under the Program Description tab.

Please note: There are no admission requirements, however, it is recommended that you take the courses in the following order: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 courses.

Students are required to successfully complete required courses and submit their transcript to the Society of Professional Accountants of Canada (SPAC) Canada for equivalency exemptions towards Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) designation.

These courses are part of the Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) - Approved Courses Program.

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RPA Level 1

Successfully complete four (4) of the following courses:

ACAF - Introductory Financial Accounting
Course Code:
ACAF70040
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Business Law
Course Code:
ACAF70044
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Intermediate Financial Reporting 1
Course Code:
ACAF70042
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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QuickBooks 1
Course Code:
APPL70024
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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RPA Level 2

Successfully complete four (4) of the following courses:

Advanced Financial Reporting
Course Code:
ACAF70045
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Audit and Assurance
Course Code:
ACAF70047
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Corporate Finance
Course Code:
ACAF70046
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Intermediate Financial Reporting 2
Course Code:
ACAF70043
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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RPA Level 3

Successfully complete four (4) of the following courses:

Accounting Software Application
Course Code:
ACAF70052
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Information Technology
Course Code:
ACAF70050
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Introductory Management Accounting
Course Code:
ACAF70041
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Taxation
Course Code:
ACAF70048
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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RPA Level 4

Successfully complete four (4) of the following courses:

Applied External Audit
Course Code:
ACAF70054
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Applied Personal and Corporate Taxation
Course Code:
ACAF70053
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Business Applications
Course Code:
ACAF70051
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Ethics and Workplace Skills
Course Code:
ACAF70055
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class

It’s time to unlock the next step in your career and secure your sterling reputation as a finance professional.


Sheridan’s Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) equivalency courses are vital stepping stones for those who want to earn their RPA designation, upgrade their career prospects and establish themselves as esteemed professionals in the field of accounting and finance.

This suite of courses has been approved by the Society of Professional Accountants of Canada (SPAC), and can exempt those who take them from similar courses in the SPAC curriculum. They can be taken online or in-person, on a full-time or part-time basis, providing students with flexibility to fit any busy lifestyle.

Courses teach essential topics and vital tools for today’s accounting and financial world, including accounting software, financial reporting, business law, personal and corporate finance taxation, auditing, ethics and more.

They’re taught by industry professionals with hands-on experience in the field, providing students with real-world insight as to the present industry landscape.

Please note: There are no admission requirements, however, it is recommended that you take the courses in the following order: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 courses. 

Students are required to successfully complete compulsory courses and submit their transcript to the Society of Professional Accountants of Canada (SPAC) for equivalency exemptions towards the Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) designation.
 
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