Becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant A career as a Chartered Professional Accountant can be incredibly rewarding, giving you a wide range of opportunities. You could independently report on an entity’s financial statements. You could help a long time successful business create and implement their succession plan. Or, you could show a non-profit how to navigate complicated taxation issues. You could even create solid budgets that will keep a corporation growing. And that's only a small sampling of the broad scope of options for Chartered Professional Accountants. But, how does one become a CPA? The newly formed CPA Atlantic School of Business (CPA ASB) promotes and delivers the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) and CPA preparatory courses in Atlantic Canada. These new programs build on the best of existing education programs, creating a challenging and rigorous CPA certification process that meets the needs of business, public practice and government. The vision of the new CPA designation is to be “the pre-eminent internationally recognized Canadian accounting and business credential that best protects and serves the public interest." For more information visit the CPA ASB website.