Frequently Asked Questions


What are the differences between the onsite and online (with marking) courses?

Please see our comparison of the online and onsite course offerings here.


Why do I have to pick a time slot for the online (with marking) course?

In order to ensure timely feedback for the practice cases you write during the course, we need you to commit to a specific time slot in order to ensure that we have marking availability.


What are the onsite course hours?

Course hours are typically from 9am to 5pm each day.


What is the dress code for the onsite course?

The dress code is casual.  Please dress in layers as the temperature in the lecture rooms can be cool with air conditioning in the summer months.


What do I need to print / bring to the onsite course?

You do not need to print any materials for the onsite course.  You will be provided with your course notes and other materials at the course.  Please bring your laptop each day for case writing. 


Where can I find more details about the onsite course locations and parking onsite?

Please see the Course Locations page for more information on course locations and parking.


What should I be doing before the course starts?

You need to ensure that your technical knowledge is up to speed before attending the course.  We recommend 20-25 hours per month of technical review starting in March leading up to Capstone 1, once you have completed your modules.  We will be sending out scenario flowcharts to you in early March to use as part of your technical review.  We will also be posting a suggested technical review topics listing you can follow during that time frame.   If you are looking for a technical resource for your studies, we recommend our  CPA Competency Map Study Notes

We also suggest keeping your case writing skills sharp if you have finished your modules well in advance of Capstone 1, or if you are not familiar with case writing techniques.  We recommend our Bridge Course to Capstone which provides you with a case approach session and six practice cases for use in the time prior to the course.


When should I expect to receive more information?

We will be posting pre-course resources in early March and will send you an email when these are ready.  You can login to the learning.dcspca.com website to access these resources.  We will also be mailing out a hard copy book of scenario flowcharts to assist you in your technical review during this time.  We will contact you in early June with more information about the course in July/August.


Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions about registration or administrative details about the course, please contact Kathy at kathy.wolfe@dcscpa.com or 1.844-434-3812 (toll-free).  If you have questions about the course content, please email cfeprep@dcscpa.com or you can post the question to our forum (accessed by clicking on the speech bubble on the left hand side on the learning.dcscpa.com website).