Knowledge of French

All members of the Order must have a knowledge of French appropriate to the practice of the profession.
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4 ways to demonstrate your knowledge of French

You must submit a document that attests to your knowledge of French.

If you have already provided proof that you have successfully completed a full-time undergraduate degree program at a francophone university, you do not need to provide additional proof. 

Quebec secondary school diploma

The diploma must have been issued by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec for the 1985-1986 or subsequent school years.

Quebec secondary school transcript

The transcript of the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec must prove that you have passed the examination for French as a mother tongue in Secondary IV or V.

Official transcript of secondary or post-secondary education

The transcript must show that you studied in French on a full-time basis over a period of 3 years, regardless of the country.

Certificate attesting that you passed the examination of the Office québécois de la langue française

The OQLF's French examination is mandatory if you are unable to submit a diploma or transcript. 

Certificate attesting that you passed the OQLF exam

Write to us at candidateCPA@cpaquebec.ca to obtain the registration form.

Many free tools are available to help you pass the exam. 

Temporary permit

Temporary permit

You may be eligible to obtain a temporary permit so that you can continue learning French. 

Contact us by email at permistemporaire@cpaquebec.ca or visit the OQLF website for more information.

Video about the French language knowledge requirements

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