1 x $ 254,00


    1 x $ 254,00

SUBTOTAL: $ 754,00








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About PASS


1. I am writing the complete PDPA exam. What resources are available?

This page describes our recommended courses and resources.

2. I am writing the taxation PDPA exam. What resources are available?

This page describes our recommended courses and resources.


About PASS

1. How many years has PASS been offering courses?

PASS has been offering courses for students wishing to obtain their CPA for over 30 years.  

2. Are your courses given only to students in small and mid-sized firms or have your courses also been used by the large “Big Four” firms?

PASS has provided courses to students from firms ranging from one partner firms right through to the Big Four. As a matter of fact over the years we have offered courses to all of the Big Four firms including PWC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG. For the last 22 years PASS has delivered the PWC national UFE program and is now delivering the PWC CFE program.

3. How does the live online format PASS offers differ from taking a video version of the course?

The live online courses are courses offered by a live instructor; they are however offered electronically rather than in a physical class room. Students have the opportunity to ask questions orally or using a chat box as the sessions are conducted in real-time (i.e. students sit at their computer and watch the instructor lead the session and students have the ability to ask questions either by text or voice).

This is quite different than a video online session which is not live where students simply watch the video.

You may wish to refer to the detailed description of course venues on our website.

4. Are course fees tax deductible?


5. Would you recommend live online sessions over video sessions?

In most instances we would recommend live online sessions over video sessions as it is very beneficial to have a live instructor who can answer student questions in real time. Also it is easier to focus in an online session compared with watching a video.

The only advantage of the video session is that videos can be watched at the student's convenience.

This can be very helpful when for example the student has a work schedule which conflicts with the times that live sessions are being offered. Also with a video the student can control the pace.

However, all students who take the live online sessions have access to all of the videos and can watch them whenever they wish.

6. Who teaches the PASS sessions?

Michael Levi and Ira Walfish teach most or all of the financial accounting (core 1), assurance and management accounting (core 2) sessions. Most of the tax sessions are usually taught by Professor Joanne Magee, of York University. See the list of PASS instructors for more information.

7. Some courses cut students off videos after they are viewed a number of times. Does PASS do this?

No - You can have access to all videos as long as you need them and watch them as many times as you wish.

8. Are students happy with the live online sessions?

Yes - we constantly get feedback that the live online sessions are very useful.

Students come in live, ask questions and don't have to travel anywhere. If something is missed, students just watch the video, as all live sessions are recorded and students get access to all recordings for as long as they need them.

9. Is it possible to utilize a combination of venues? For example can a student take some sessions live online and others through video online?

That is certainly possible. Many former PASS students have taken advantage of this flexibility and have used both venues - live online and video online - for the same course.

10. If students take a course live online, do they still automatically gain access to the videos in case they miss a class or simply wish to review a class?

Yes, that is one of the nice things about PASS. All students regardless of the venue they use, have access to all of the videos relating to their courses.

11. Does a student need to be registered with a provincial CPA Institute in order to register for a PASS course?

No. Students are not required to be registered with a provincial CPA Institute in order to register with PASS, although students must register with their provincial CPA Institute (or CPA western School of Business if you are writing out west) before they can write any of the exams which comprise the CPA certification program.