PD Policies & FAQs

PD Policies

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
Cancellations prior to registration deadline - Full refund. 
Cancellations after registration deadline but at least one week prior to the course – Fee refunded less a $50.00 administration fee per course.
Cancellations less than one week prior to course date – No Refund.

NO SHOWS
No refund and/or credit will be granted. Paid registrants may request a copy of the course material.

COURSE CANCELLATIONS
Courses with insufficient enrolment two weeks prior to the course date may be cancelled. Registrants will be advised and may enroll in alternative courses (subject to availability) or receive a full refund.

MEALS
Lunch is provided at all one day and two day courses, unless otherwise stated. Beverages are provided at all breaks in all courses. Snacks are not provided but you are welcome to bring your own. If you have allergies or other dietary restrictions. please contact Rhonda at rday@cpask.ca at least one week prior to the course.

PD EVALUATIONS
The link to the on-line PD Course Evaluation is emailed to you at the end of the course. All evaluations are read and CPA Saskatchewan is grateful to you for taking the time to complete the evaluation!

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
The registration deadlines for most courses are two weeks prior to the course date. The deadline for each course is indicated on the course description page.

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT
All in person courses are subject to enrollment limits. Registrations are handled on a “first come, first serve” basis. If a course if full, you may ask to be added to a waiting list by emailing Rhonda Day at rday@cpask.ca.

GST
You must provide us with your GST number if you are claiming a GST exemption. 

MEMBER vs. NON-MEMBER
A member is a CPA or individual registered in the CPA PEP or Preparatory Courses.

All other individuals are welcome to register as a non-member.

SUBSTITUTIONS
A registrant may designate a substitute for any course that was not purchased with a Personal Passport. CPA Saskatchewan must be advised of all substitutions immediately. The section on Cancellations and Refunds applies for all courses purchased with a Personal Passport.

COURSE MATERIAL
Course material will be available at each course.

CONFIRMATION OF ENROLLMENT
Confirmation of enrollment will be sent out by the course registration deadline. It is the attendee’s responsibility to confirm their registration if they do not receive a confirmation by email. If you do not receive your confirmation by the course registration deadline, contact Rhonda Day immediately. All conditions apply whether or not you receive a confirmation e-mail. If you submit a manual registration form, please ensure the information provided is accurate and legible.

COURSE LOCATIONS AND DATES
Course locations and dates are subject to change. Locations may change between the time the catalogue is released and time of the course delivery. It is important to check your confirmation e-mail for course details. Every effort is made to ensure the website has the most current information.

Frequently Asked Questions about PD

Why is there a deadline?
A deadline is necessary to allow time for CPA Saskatchewan staff to prepare course material, registration lists and make administrative decisions on class sizes and location.

Do I have to register for 5 full days to take advantage of the Personal Passport?
No, you can register for as many full and half day courses you would like as long as they total no more than 5 full days to be included on the Personal Passport. You may attend additional courses at the reduced price.

Why can’t I be replaced by someone on my Personal Passport?
The Personal Passport is sold to the individual at a deeply discounted cost per course and therefore, is not transferable. Corporate Passports allow for multiple individuals to use the same passport at a cost savings.

Why can’t I cancel the course the day before?
As of the course registration deadline, your registration is included in the decision to run the course. Your registration is also included when the final arrangements are made including location, course material and lunch and the costs still incurred by CPA Saskatchewan. For fully subscribed courses, other participants have been turned away. CPA Saskatchewan’s policy is consistent with other organizations that deliver training courses.

Can I switch courses after the courses registration deadline?
Up to the course registration deadline, changes can be made at no charge if there is availability in the requested course. Requests to switch courses after the course registration deadline but at least one week prior to the course date are subject to a penalty of $50.00. Requests to switch courses made less than one week prior to the course date will not be permitted for reasons as outlined in the previous FAQ.

Why is the penalty for cancellations the same for full and half day courses?
The penalty is the same for full and half day courses because this is an administrative fee to cover the processing costs related to a cancellation. The administrative process is equivalent for half day, full day or two day courses.

How many verifiable CPD hours are CPA Sask. courses?
All PD courses in this calendar that are CPD eligible may be reported as verifiable CPD. For in-person courses and live broadcasts, the recommended number of hours that should be claimed are provided for each course on the course description page. For all courses, registrants must claim the actual number of hours, rounded to the nearest ½ hour, that were spent developing new or existing competencies in the course. (See CPD section for additional information)

Does CPA Saskatchewan enter the hours for CPD on my behalf?
As of April 1, 2018, CPA Saskatchewan will not be entering CPD hours on behalf of its members for courses offered by CPA Saskatchewan. Each course includes an estimate of the CPD hours for the course. Document and report the actual time spent on the course in the CPD reporting tool.