Continuing Professional Development
Densmore is excited to announce that we will be providing the lifelong learning you need to thrive in your chosen professional path through continuing professional development (CPD) courses. We will offer CPD courses starting in December 2023.
Growth beyond CPD requirements
As experts with a 25-year legacy in CPA education, we know that CPD course work should be personally fulfilling and fit your individual career path. We’ll help you meet your requirements and more with the launch of our CPD courses.
Our courses will be more than just CPD, they will help you shape your career. We will offer topics that help you progress and thrive along your chosen professional path.
Dynamic range of content
We will continually add to our library of CPD courses, which will feature both technical skills, like data analytics and ethics, and soft skills, like leadership and coaching.
Our team includes active leaders in business, and content will be designed to help you solve current challenges in your field.
Certifications will be delivered to your email immediately following courses, so you can confirm CPD requirements and advance your career quickly.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When will Densmore start offering CPD courses?
We will launch our initial CPD course catalog in December 2023. We plan to have courses in the following areas:
- Professional Skills
Where can I learn more about the CPD requirements in my province?
Visit the provincial and regional accounting bodies’ websites at the links below.
What are verifiable CPD hours?
If you participated in a course, webinar, conference, or seminar, that would constitute verifiable CPD. Hours spent attending the course, webinar, conference, or seminar provided that you are learning as well as hours spent preparing or studying for the course, conference, seminar or exam (to a maximum of 5 hours prep time for each hour of participation) would qualify as verifiable CPD.
You must have documentation from an independent provider to confirm your professional development hours. Examples of acceptable documentation:
- Copy of course payment/invoice
- Certificate of completion or official transcript
- Confirmation of participation by provider or employer
- Attendance record (e.g., sign-in sheet)
- Course or exam results, confirmation of designation or certification
- For prep/study hours, you would also need to provide a log of your prep/study hours in addition to one of the above pieces of documentation.
Other activities, such as teaching a course, participation as a speaker at a conference, participation on a board or technical committee, and conducting research are also examples of verifiable CPD. For more information, visit your provincial and regional accounting bodies’ websites (see above).
What qualifies as professional ethics CPD hours?
Professional ethics is the study of the values that guide the choices and behaviours of professionals. Professional ethics CPD must be relevant to your responsibilities and competencies, and help you to make decisions based on your moral principles.
Examples of professional ethics topics include, not are not limited to, the following:
- Provincial regulatory updates covering the Act, Bylaws, Regulations and Code of Professional Conduct
- Regulatory updates that are relevant and appropriate to the member’s role or industry
- Corporate codes of conduct
- Independence / conflicts of interest
- Ethical business culture
- Corporate social responsibility
- Bribery and corruption, etc.
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Over 35,000 CPAs and counting have trusted our WholeCareer™ approach. We’ll be ready to partner with you on your CPD journey in December 2023!