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 meet the deadlines for case submission 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 the submission deadlines in order to ensure that we have marking availability.   

 

What are the onsite course hours? 

Course hours are typically from 8:30am to 5:30pm 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 vary.   

 

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.    

 

What is the deadline for registration? You can register for any of our CFE Prep courses up to two weeks before the onsite portion of the course starts, as long as there is still space available in the course.  We also provide you with pre-course resources in November to help you prepare.  To secure a spot in the course, you are only required to make a $300 deposit, with the balance of course fees due by March 15, 2020.  Our refund policy can be found here.   

 

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 leading up to Capstone 1 (or the start of the course if you are not taking Capstone 1), once you have completed your modules.  Use the scenario flowcharts workbook, which will be mailed out to you in November, as a starting point for common technical areas to study.  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 November and will send you an email when these are ready.  You can login to the learning.dcscpa.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 late February with more information about the course in March.   

 

Who should I contact if I have questions? 

If you have questions about registration or administrative details about the course, please contact us at info@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).   

 

Discounts offered:  

Already passed CFE Day 1?  We offer a discount of $200 + tax.  If this applies to you, please register as usual and then send a copy of your CFE results to us at info@dcscpa.com.  We will adjust your balance owing by the discount or, refund your credit card if course fees have been paid in full.  There will be a half-day lecture during the course directly related to Day 1 that you will not need to participate in.    

 

Unsuccessful on only CFE Day 1?  If you’ve taken our CFE Prep course in the prior offering, we will provide you with access to the CFE Prep Day 1 only course at no charge.  Email us ainfo@dcscpa.com and include a copy of your CFE results to request registration in our CFE Prep Day 1 only course.    

 

Unsuccessful on CFE and rewriting Days 2 & 3 or all three days?  If you’ve taken our CFE Prep course in the prior offering, you have the following options:  

1.    Request an extension in your online access for the CFE Prep course that you previously registered for, at no charge.  Email us at info@dcscpa.com and include a copy of your CFE results to request an extension.  

2.    Register for our current CFE Prep course, including updated materials and cases, with a discount of 20% + tax.  (If you’re only rewriting CFE Days 2 & 3, you’ll receive both the CFE Day 1 discount of $200 + tax as well as the 20% + tax discount.)  If this applies to you, please register as usual and then send a copy of your CFE results to us at info@dcscpa.com.  We will adjust your balance owing by the discount or, refund your credit card if course fees have been paid in full.