With the May CFE rapidly approaching, you’ll be starting your CFE study period soon. The best (and in this blog’s opinion, only) way to study in the 4-6 weeks ahead of the CFE is by doing plenty of practice CFE cases. Since the CFE doesn’t have a large archive of past cases yet, you should use a combination of past CFE and past UFE (CFE’s predecessor) cases during your study period.
You can find some of the most recent CFE and UFE cases to practice on below.
CPA Canada Offers a number of examples to sift through – CPA Canada offers some practice cases as examples. This is a great place to start.
The remainder of your past UFE or CFE cases will be part of the annual exam report and you will have to pull them out individually. Download them and then print them ahead of your study period. Thanks to the CPA Canada and the CPA Western School of Business for the reports provided below.
- 2015 Common Final Examination Report (September)
- 2015 Uniform Evaluation Report – Haven’t been able to track this one down publicly. If you do, let us know in the comments and I’ll link it.
- 2014 Uniform Evaluation Report
- 2013 Uniform Evaluation Report
- 2012 Uniform Evaluation Report
- 2011 Uniform Evaluation Report
- 2010 Uniform Evaluation Report
This should be more than enough and unfortunately for some strange reason, the reports prior to 2010 you can only get by purchasing (for $40) from the CPA store. I believe some provincial bodies may offer this as part of their student area (you must login) so have a look in yours first before any purchases.
There are, of course, plenty of additional cases that you can purchase from various providers but in my view, there is more than enough to go around in the above package. You certainly won’t need to purchase anything more if you don’t want to.
Which cases are you planning to practice on for the next CFE? Let’s discuss in the comments.