CFE Prep Courses - 2018

Register now for one of our CFE Prep courses (onsite or online options available for full CFE Prep course).  For more information regarding online vs. onsite options, click here.


For those registering in CFE Prep First-Time Writers or CFE Prep Experienced Writers:

Onsite Locations and Dates

Halifax - July 11-15, 2018

Calgary - July 14-18, 2018

Ottawa - July 25-29, 2018

Toronto - August 2-6, 2018

Our Vancouver (July 11-15, 2018), Toronto - July (July 14 - 18, 2018) and Edmonton (July 25 - 29, 2018) courses are SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be added to a wait list for Toronto or Edmonton, please email  We are no longer taking names for a Vancouver wait list, as this course is completely full.  As an alternative (and while you are waiting for a potential spot to open), we suggest enrolling in one of our online options or at another location if that is a feasible option for you.  If you are interested in enrolling in Toronto, we strongly recommend our Toronto August course.

Online Practice Case Submission Options

July 7-22, 2018

July 21-August 5, 2018

August 4-19, 2018

Please note that if you choose to register for the online course, you will have access to the online course resources from early July to Sept 14th, but you will need to choose which time period you’ll be submitting your practice cases for marking.


CFE Prep Experienced Writers


Course Summary & Details

CFE Prep is a program tailored for experienced CFE writers that encompasses the components we believe you need to pass the CFE.  It includes five days of onsite or online case-based training (you will pick your onsite location or online timeslot when you checkout) and supplemental online sessions to be viewed prior to the course.  

The program also includes practice cases for the pre-course period to refresh case-writing skills as well as practice cases to help you complete the recommended study plan after the course.   All practice cases include full marking guides, marker grids, and online walkthroughs to show you writing examples and the recommended approach.  Practice cases during the course will be marked.

At Densmore, we consider the quality of our cases and marking to be our key strength.  We invest hundreds of hours each year in understanding the CFE methodology, trends and expectations, and preparing our cases, so that our program reflects what you would expect to see on this year’s CFE.

This is a license for a single user.

This program gives you approach strategies and skills development for all three days of the CFE.

Included components:

- Five days of onsite or online sessions (Onsite Locations – Toronto (July or August), Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa; Online Practice Case Submission Options - July 7-22, July 21-August 5, August 4-19)

- Online sessions covering initial skills review (how to update technical, understand role and required, appendix and quantitative analysis skills)

- 13 skill drills to test your technical knowledge in quantitative analysis

- Online depth session specific to your Day 2 role case

- One Densmore original CFE Day 1 case (based on your Capstone 1 case)

- Three Densmore original CFE Day 2 cases

- Nine Densmore original CFE Day 3 cases

- Marking for one 2018 CFE Day 2 role case and three 2018 CFE Day 3 cases (those written during the course) with feedback from experienced markers on approach, writing style and suggestions on how to improve based on your responses

- Online walkthrough sessions for all practice cases by experienced Densmore lecturers to demonstrate how to write with the appropriate level of breadth and depth

- Hardcopy of all course notes, exam booklets and related materials, as well as a hardcopy book of scenario flowcharts for commonly tested topics

- Study and technical review plans

- Experienced writers’ forum to post questions and get answers from Densmore coaches, and regular postings by Densmore lecturers to help keep you on track

- At onsite locations, experienced writers Q&A session as an opportunity to ask questions and get information on how to approach the CFE as an experienced writer

- Densmore prepared marker grids / debriefing guides for the 2015-2017 CFEs


Onsite hours are approximately 9am to 5pm each day.  Candidates have the option to attend onsite or view sessions online.  Online users must pick one of three time slots for marking of the in-course practice cases (July 7-22July 21 - August 5August 4-19).  All users (both online and onsite) have full online access to all sessions until September 14, 2018.  For the difference between the online and onsite courses, click here.


Total course fees are $1,399 + tax, payable upon registration.


For our refund policy, click here.


Looking for a technical resource?  Consider our CPA Competency Map Study Notes.


We are offering a discount of $200 + tax to anyone attending the course who passed Day 1 on a previous CFE.  If this applies to you, please register normally and then send a copy of your CFE results to us at  When your course fees are paid in full, we will process the refund directly through your original method of payment.  There will be a half day lecture during the course directly related to Day 1 that you will not need to attend.