December 2017 CFE Results (CPA)

December 2017 CFE Results

2017 CFE results time is here again: December 1, 2017 is the release date of the results for all candidates. We’re working quickly to break down the results. Even before the results are out, I’d like to congratulate all of the CPA PEP Candidates who took the time to write the exam. It’s tiring, and exhausting, and I remember my own time (I’m not that old) when I wrote and passed the UFE.

If you don’t know how to get data about the 2017 CFE results, I’ll populate this page with a summary of all of the available information from CPA Canada and the Provincial bodies.

CFE results time is upon us again! From the comments in the last few days here and from the candidates I’m working with I’m quickly brought back to my own results day a few years back now. Even before the results – congratulations for making it through the long and tiring wait.

If you’re not sure where to go to get the CFE results, below are some of the key spots to check for your results.

December 2017 CFE Results

GOLD MEDAL:

Mr. John Wark, Crowe MacKay LLP, Yellowknife (NWT/Nunavut)

Regional Gold Medals:

Atlantic: 

Ms. Monica Gregory, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Conception Bay South (NL)

Ontario:

Ms. Faghya Samra Shafiq, Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto (ON)

Quebec:

Mr. Kaihua He, Deloitte S.E.N.C.R.L./s.r.l., Montreal (QC)

Mr. Philippe Sénécal, Chiasson Gauvreau Inc., Châteauguay (QC)

ONTARIO

2252 Successful Writers! (up from 1249 in 2016 CFE)

Results released Friday, December 1 at 10:00am EST
Link to results: here

QUEBEC (QUEBEC CPA)

1121 Successful Writers!

Results released Friday, December 1 at 10:00am EST
Link to results: Here

CPA WESTERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (CPAWSB)

(British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon)

1995 Successful Writers!

Honour Roll: Chelsea Bohonis-Schiemann (BC) Lorel Butalid (AB) Richard Dasler (BC) Thomas Drinkwater (BC) Kyla Gateley (SK) Paul Gotaas (AB) Shauna Hanson (AB) Trevor Hodgins (BC) Hardeep Kang (BC) Jason Koch (AB) Cole Leonoff (BC) Christine Liddell (AB) Hailey Maksymic-Harris (AB) Lissa Paul (BC) Paramveer Purewal (BC) Maria Seloza (AB) Thomas Simpson (AB) Ryan Slater (BC) Michael Stuart (AB) Erik Vagle (BC) Nico Van den Hooff (BC) Sarah Wang (BC) Jennifer Wells (BC) Man Yuen (BC)

Results released Friday, December 1 at 7:00am PST
Link to results: here

CPA ATLANTIC SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (ATLANTIC CPA)

(Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Bermuda, Caribbean)

225 Successful Writers! (212 in 2016 CFE)

Results released Friday, December 1 at 9:30am AST
Link to results: here

33 comments

  1. Uh, yeah – pretty much really stressed.

  2. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

  3. Good luck. I am so nervous to see the results.

  4. I passed in Day 1, failed Day 2 &3,what are the chances of passing if i apply for Appeal

    • Hi Suma, sorry to hear that! 🙁 I had a similar experience last year and I passed Day 2/3 this year. I appealed and it did not get far because I failed at Level 3 Depth in Assurance. It depends on which level you failed at. I don’t regret having tried to appeal but had I known that the chances are slim, I would have saved my money and spent it on prep materials instead.

  5. Hi Suma, sorry to hear that! 🙁 I had a similar experience last year and I passed Day 2/3 this year. I appealed and it did not get far because I failed at Level 3 Depth in Assurance. It depends on which level you failed at. I don’t regret having tried to appeal but had I known that the chances are slim, I would have saved my money and spent it on prep materials instead.

  6. Does anyone know if Globe and Mail still publishes a list of successful writers?

    If so which day will it be printed on.

    Thanks!

  7. CFE '16 writer (passed)

    I’d like to hear peoples thoughts are on the enormous increase in successful writers and how it might affect the designation. That’s a lot more accountants, and I’m sure we can all say we’re worrying about the value of the CPA designation. Will it be more competitive? How will average pay be affected? Etc… Any thoughts on the future of the designation would be valued. Comment below!

    • There are no more CGA and CMA designations. It is much harder to pass Cfe than cga or cma exams in the past. Overall there are less people with designations. Still if you are in public practice you need audit experience. I think it remained the same. The salary levels are the same as before.

    • There are no more CGA and CMA designations. It is much harder to pass Cfe than cga or cma exams in the past. Overall there are less people with designations. Still if you are in public practice you need audit experience. I think it remained the same. The salary levels are the same as before.

      • I came from the CGA program and passed the CFE on my first try in 2017. I work in industry and did not have a study group or take any special courses, I just did Capstone 2 as suggested.

        The CGA exams I took prior were not easier in my opinion. In fact, the past rates for the CPA modules and the CFE are generally higher than those of the old CGA program.

        This is just typical CA-think; everyone in CGA or CMA is there because they aren’t good enough. I knew a half a dozen people from the old CGA program that moved to CPA with me and all passed the CFE first time.

        • Hi Chris,

          I’ve come over from the CGA program as well, is there any tips you can share with me on how you went about preparing for the CFE? Since my material is scattered all over the place as I’ve done the program part time over several years.

          Cheers,
          Nisha

    • Actually the September 2015 CFE had 2200+ successful writers and the CFE was offered twice in 2016. It’s very well possible that within a one year time frame, it’s conceivable that the number of successful writers isn’t high but you have to make an accurate apples to apples comparison.

  8. I passed Day 1 and failed Day 2/3, I failed in Level 1 with a decile ranking of 1. From my readings so far it seems I was very close, wondering if I should appeal. Any ever had a successful appeal?

  9. Thoughts on pass rate? 80%+?

  10. Dilution of the designation for sure. Too many candidates, too many passing, too easy a program (I wrote last year).

    • Are you sure you don’t want to reassess your comment? Just for starters, if it was too easy of a program there wouldn’t be so many people commenting on this site (and others) saying that they failed, many by a small margin. Also, if the program is so easy and overvalued to you, why did you end up pursuing it in the first place?

    • Yes, sure with 5,581 candidates passing in a single attempt! the designation is bound to lose its shine and value in the market. We need to seriously consider pursuing other qualifications. Going forward, the only slight edge can be achieved by those aiming to make a career in public accounting by getting depth in FR in Day 2 (those who do not get get depth in FR will have to meet more requirements such as passing PDPA exam and accounting experience to practice public accounting). Others aiming for Industry jobs, in general, may expect slower career progression in terms of compensation and promotions.

  11. I passed everything but level 3 depth in Assurance. Does anybody know it will be worth to appeal? It will cost $500 which is very expensive. But I feel really bad as it was only one thing I didn’t get PASS and the final result was fail. Please share some experience.

  12. I passed everything but level 3 depth in Assurance. Does anybody know it will be worth to appeal? It will cost $500 which is very expensive. But I feel really bad as it was only one thing I didn’t get PASS and the final result was fail. Please share some experience.

  13. Yes, sure with 5,581 candidates passing in a single attempt! the designation is bound to lose its shine and value in the market. We need to seriously consider pursuing other qualifications. Going forward, the only slight edge can be achieved by those aiming to make a career in public accounting by getting depth in FR in Day 2 (those who do not get get depth in FR will have to meet more requirements such as passing PDPA exam and accounting experience to practice public accounting). Others aiming for Industry jobs, in general, may expect slower career progression in terms of compensation and promotions.

  14. My Decile Ranking is N/A. Does anyone know what does it mean?

  15. Lisa,
    did you pass the Cfe?
    N/A stands for not applicable and it is used for candidates who passed the exam, as the decile ranking states how far you are from passing the exam

  16. I passed day 1 and failed day 2 & 3. My decile ranking is 3 and I failed at level 1 and 3 (tax role). Can anyone share their exam prep strategy?

  17. My results says same for level 1 but i failed level 2. I have appealed but dont know what will be the results.

  18. I failed with decile ranking 1, as well. Passed Day 1. Anyone here who appealed and is waiting for re-markings? Fuhhh its hard to wait! Alternatively, if you started to study already, what’s your game plan? I am reviewing financial reporting.

    • Hi Hurrem,

      Good luck on your appeal results. Appeal were schedued to be finalized by Feb 09, so it is close.
      I have appealed for Day 1, as I passed Day 2/3.

      • The appeal result came on Feb 9th evening; as was expected my result did not change. So, will need to take on Day 1 again in Sep 2018🙁

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