Build skills for the Core modules and beyond
Starting the CPA exam process? Densmore’s Core 1 and 2 module resources are designed to help you refine and sharpen your skills to make meaningful progress towards your CPA designation.
Gain an EDGE on the Core modules
We built our EDGE courses based on the Core CPA exam blueprint. They’re designed to supplement your PEP modules, so you can master your case writing skills and move on to the next stage of your CPA journey.
- Learn how to critically read the case, plan your response, manage your time, and debrief to learn
- Understand how to improve your case writing approach with online walkthroughs
- Access relevant multiple choice questions that mirror the Core module final exams
- Select the right resource for you — the full EDGE course or a practice exam if you are tight on time
The objective of the CPA Canada PEP Core 1 module is to provide you with a complete understanding of the most fundamental concepts in financial accounting and reporting. The Core 1 final exam is four hours with 75 objective format questions and one 60-minute case. The Core 1 case will assess competencies mainly in Financial Reporting but will integrate one or two other technical competency areas. Per the CPA Canada Core 1 exam blueprint, the competency area weightings for the objective format questions are:
- 50-70% Financial Reporting
- 10-30% Audit and Assurance
- 10-20% Taxation
- 5-10% Finance
The objective of the CPA Canada PEP Core 2 module is for you to develop competence in the areas of governance, strategy, risk management and management decision-making. The Core 2 final exam is four hours with 75 objective format questions and one 60-minute case. The Core 2 case will assess competencies mainly in Management Accounting but will integrate one or two other technical competency areas. Per the CPA Canada Core 2 exam blueprint, the competency area weightings for the objective format questions are:
- 50-70% Management Accounting
- 10-30% Strategy and Governance
- 15-20% Finance
- 0-10% Financial Reporting
“I used the Densmore materials as a top-up resource. If there was something I could not figure out by working through the CPA PEP resources, I would turn to Densmore. The last couple of weeks before the exam, I utilized Densmore a lot in preparation for the Core 2 and Assurance Elective exams. The additional practice cases were by far the most helpful thing and were pretty dead on to the exam. The material was very easy to navigate.”Jason Saunders, CPA, Vancouver, BC
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work through the Densmore EDGE course at the same time that I am in the CPA Canada PEP Module?
You can use the Densmore EDGE course as a supplement to the CPA PEP module work, or you can choose to use the EDGE course before starting the CPA PEP module to get your technical and case writing skills up to speed.
How long will I have access to Densmore’s PEP Module resources?
By default, access to the Densmore EDGE courses expires one year from the date of purchase. However, if you are still enrolled in the CPA Program, you can email us at email@example.com to request an extension to your EDGE course at no charge. The stand-alone Densmore PEP Practice Exams expire on the date of the next CPA PEP Module exam, as they are intended for practice prior to writing the exam. Please see our full refund / extension policy here.
Can I request a preview of the EDGE course(s)?
If you would like to see how the course materials are presented, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to gain access to our test course for a 48-hour trial period. This course provides limited access to some of our case materials and MCQs so you can see how the materials are presented to determine if the EDGE course will suit your needs before purchasing.
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