Professional Designations

Students planning to pursue a Professional Designation should complete the accredited courses during their program.  To learn more about the courses required, please click on the chosen designation:

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA)

If you are looking to become a business leader with the ability to pursue a wide range of career opportunities, consider becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). The CPA is one of the most respected, in-demand and globally recognized designations.

CPA Program Prerequisites*

*MOS 4472A/B (Accounting Information Systems) meets the Information Technology requirement effective September 1, 2022.  CS 1032 may be accepted if taken prior to May 1, 2022.

The DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies at Western University is an accredited post-secondary institution with CPA Ontario. The CPA certification program consists of education, a period of meeting relevant experience requirements and a Common Final Exam. 

After completing all of the CPA required courses as part of your undergraduate degree, you may complete the Graduate Diploma in Accounting in order to fulfill the course requirements of Core 1 through to Elective 2 of the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).

Take the First Step TODAY!

  • Download the transcript assessment form and submit it along with your post-secondary transcripts to CPA Ontario. They will assess your transcript and identify your entry point into the CPA Certification program. ie: CPA-PREP (Prerequisites Education Program) or CPA-PEP (Professional Education Program)

Human Resources Professionals Association

Approved Course Search:

For those interested in pursuing the CHRP, please visit:

For those interested in pursuing the CHRL, please visit:

Courses are only valid for 10 years.  All courses must be valid and meet the grade requirement in order to be eligible to write either the CHRP Knowledge Exam (CHRP-KE) or the CHRL Knowledge Exam (CHRL-KE), depending on which designation you are pursuing. The nine required courses are:

Human Resources Management (HRM)       MOS 4485F/G
Organizational Behaviour MOS 2181A/B
Finance and Accounting MOS 3370A & BUS 2257   
Human Resources Planning MOS 3383A/B
Occupational Health and Safety MOS 3344A/B
Training and Development MOS 3343A/B
Labour Relations MOS 3352F/G
Recruitment and Selection MOS 3384A/B
Compensation MOS 3342A/B

If you have questions regarding HRPA, please e-mail:

Boski Verma –
Sarah Ryckman –

Integrated Commercial Pilot's License (ICPL)

CAM students graduating with the Flight Option would receive a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Studies and a Transport Canada approved Integrated Commercial Pilot’s License (ICPL) with Multi-Engine and Instrument Ratings.  These credentials allow one to act as a professional pilot while being capable of assuming management responsibilities, both on the ground and in the air.  It is important to consider that most college-level piloting programs offer pilot licenses, however the academic training does not allow students to pursue higher education (such as a Master’s or Law degree).  In addition, as pilots are required to hold a valid medical certificate, in the unfortunate event of an unforeseen medical issue a BMOS degree allows students to pursue professional positions in aviation management.

Prospective Students