Since the 1998-1999 academic year, new students have been required to complete a bachelor’s degree prior to certification as a CGA. This requirement also applies to former students re-admitted since 1998-1999.
A bachelor’s degree is not required to enter the CGA program, but it is a graduation requirement. Students are encouraged to complete the degree requirement prior to enrolling in PACE Level courses.
CGA continues its tradition of open access to professional education. Individuals without a completed degree, college students, and mature students will still have open access to the program. The CGA program will also remain flexible, allowing students to study towards the designation while working.
The degree requirement is a bachelor's degree from a recognized degree-granting institution. The Association will determine the recognition of a particular degree for this purpose. Applicants with a recognized degree will receive advanced standing based on their academic qualifications and may be granted exemptions; additional courses and/or exams will be necessary.
For students entering the CGA program without a bachelor’s degree, CGA offers a choice of integrated degree opportunities.
CGA’s exclusive post-secondary partnerships provide students in the CGA Program with an innovative means to complete a degree concurrent with their CGA studies.
Degree Efficiencies with BC Institutions - click here for more info.
For students who would like to complete their degrees through a local institution, CGA-BC has agreements with a number of colleges and university colleges in BC.