Online Support Resources
A variety of online learning support resources are provided for each course. In addition to the audio lectures mentioned above, students have access to a national tutor, study groups/chat lounges, practice examinations, examination blueprints, interactive module notes, and model financial statements. Modules and Course Work Each CGA Course has 10 weekly modules with required readings and may include an assignment, quiz, and/or online discussion. In the Foundation Studies courses, online assignments and quizzes will be assessed for 30% of your final course grade. In the Advanced Studies and PACE level the assignments and/or online discussions will be used to qualify you for the national course examination. Each module also provides a set of review questions and suggested solutions to reinforce the concepts and skills you have learned.
Three-hour national examinations are written at the end of each course in the Foundation and Advanced study levels. At the PACE Level, the exams are four hours in length. To assist examination preparation, you are provided with a practice examination and previously written CGA exams. In-person review sessions are available for particular courses, in addition to online audio review files. Students must achieve a minimum final grade of 65% to earn credit for a course. For Foundation level courses, the final grade is a blend of the results from the term work and final examination. For the Advanced Studies and PACE levels, the final course grade is based solely on the final examination.
The CGA program prepares you for certification as a financial professional. To be successful you will need commitment, self-discipline and organization skills. You should anticipate devoting approximately 20 hours per week to your studies. CGA recommends that you take only one course per session while you are working full-time.