CGA Courses for PD
– limited materials available, on a first-come, first-served basis. As a CGA you are apart of a distinguished group of accounting professionals who realize the importance of continuing professional development. CGA members may register for courses offered through the CGA Program of Professional Studies as professional development.
CGA Manitoba’s use of innovative educational technologies provides you with an efficient learning environment. Internet and business software technologies offer the advantages of independent and collaborative courses. Our integrated technology allows you to be networked, from virtually any location, with course directors, tutors and colleagues studying in the CGA program.
COURSES AND SCHEDULES Although all courses in the program are available to members, Advanced Personal & Corporate Taxation (TX2); and External Auditing (AU2) are the most requested as they are requirements for Public Practice registration. For a full listing of courses available, please refer to the 12/13 Course Offerings Schedule
COURSE FEES Course fees are structured to include the cost of textbooks, module notes, web-based resources, and educational software. Exemptions include the CICA Handbook and text/software provided with prerequisite courses.
COMPLETING ASSIGNEMNTS AND QUIZZES
CGA members are required to complete assignments and/or quizzes in accordance with the assigned student schedule, which is included with course materials.
All CGA courses use the Blackboard Online Learning Environment (OLE). The OLE offers CGA members and students an efficient and flexible online learning experience that is available from any location. The OLE site offers access to course support resources, assignments and related information. A guide outlining the OLE as well as important information pertaining to your course will be sent to you along with your course materials.
CGA members are not required to take examinations for the Program of Professional Studies, and for that reason are not assessed an examination fee.
However, if a CGA member chooses to write a course examination, the member is required to inform the Association of this with their registration, and pay the additional examination fee per course.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) HOURS
Upon successful completion of the course selected, it is the CGA member's responsiblity to obtain their assignment and/or quiz marks from Blackboard for their CPD reporting records.
It is also the CGA member's responsibility to record the CPD hours attained, both verifiable and non-verifiable, by using MyCGA Web Services (www.mycgawebservices.org).
To claim CPD hours for courses taken through the Program of Professional Studies, please do so using the V2.1 and V2.1 (three-credit courses) or V2.2 and NV2.2 (six-credit courses).
Examples of how to claim the Assignments and Exam, Assignments only, and Self-Study have been included below. TX2 is considered to be equivalent to a six-credit post-secondary course. For a six-credit post-secondary course, a member can claim up to six hours per week of assignment time. The assignments being completed over a
ten-week period, would therefore allow a member to claim up to a maximum of 60 hours under the V2.2 category.
Any additional study hours can also be claimed under the NV2.2 category up to a maximum of 60 hours.
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6 hrs x 10 weeks
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Up to 60 hours
Session 1 - Fall: August 21, 2012
Session 2 - Winter: November 20, 2012
Session 3 - Spring: March 5, 2013
Session 4 - Summer: May 28, 2013
PUBLIC PRACTICE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
In order to register for public practice, members must complete Advanced Personal & Corporate Taxation (TX2) and Advanced External Auditing (AU2). A minimum mark of 65% must be achieved on each assignment.
If a new public practice registrant has completed the TX2 or AU2 course within the past five years (either as part of his/her pre-certification curriculum or professional development) then the registrant may be eligible for an exemption from this requirement.
Further details on the public practice requirements are available on the MyCGA Web Services
REFUND POLICY Refer to the CGA Student Services Refund Policy (with the exception of 3. as none of these fees are applicable to CGA members).
QUESTIONS Please contact Sev Trueman, B.A., Coordinator, Professional Development at the Association office.