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Faculty of corporate taxation Your Potential is Limitless™

Attain the MFA™ - Business Services Specialist Designation

Highly qualified specialists who help corporate owner-managers with tax compliance and planning are in high demand. As their trusted advisor, you’ll deliver a comprehensive range of high level services with a multi-stakeholder approach.

Choose Your Pathway—three Options

Take six courses

As a designated specialist, provide high-value advice to help people meet goals and responsibilities. Study time is flexible—take up to two years to finish.

Take three courses

Provide high value, practical guidance with enhanced credentials. Take up to a year to complete your diploma.

Take one course

Knowledge Gap? Earn a respected Certificate of Achievement in a specific core competency. Take up to three months and earn 30 CE/CPD Credits.

“My new MFA designation is a great talking point with clients and prospects. It shows that I am continuing to learn and grow as an advisor which ultimately adds to their confidence in the quality of advice they receive. I have found that the new designation also increases the frequency and quality of referrals. The MFA program is thorough, leading edge and fun. The combination of the written journal with the audio CD and the on-line tools is a great way to absorb and adopt more complex concepts and solutions.”

- Douglas V. Nelson, MFA™


Attain your MFA™ - Business Services Specialist Designation

You will file corporate tax returns and work with financial and legal advisors in planning for compensation, income splitting, retirement and business succession.

Custom-Design Your Own Flexible Study Plan

Complete six certificate courses:


Advising Family Businesses

Corporate Income Tax Fundamentals

Tax Planning for Incorporated Professionals


Tax Planning for Corporate Owner-Managers

Business Valuation for Advisors

Cross Border Taxation


Earn a Diploma as a Certified Business Tax Practitioner

Choose three courses from the Practical Skills list above and learn the proficiencies you’ll need to file T2 returns and guide family-owned enterprises with a firm understanding of latest tax changes for incorporated businesses, including family income splitting and the taxation of active and passive income.

  • Operational Skills: Understand the advisory needs of family businesses and professional practices, and implement tax-efficient solutions.
  • Technical Proficiencies: Become knowledgeable about the various schedules most prevalent on the T2 tax return.
  • Strategic Planning: Assist with business transactions, including improvements to enhance value and “right time to sell” considerations.


Earn a Professional Certificate

Get started on your Diploma or Designation Program with your first certificate course. Hone your practical skills and fill knowledge gaps. Shore up your professional development with a single certificate course from the list above. It’s a great way to fulfill professional development requirements and start on your pathway towards a diploma or designation. Every online course provides 30 CE/CPD credit hours.

Have You Met Your CE/CPD Requirements?

Please read the Standards of Conduct. Designates of Knowledge Bureau require 15 CE/CPD credits before year end to re-license their registered marks for the next calendar year.

Please contact us to stay onside with your re-licensing requirements and to receive your VIP designate rates on your tuition fees.

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Every course you take with Knowledge Bureau counts on your academic pathway. Qualify for tuition rebates by taking a certificate course, diploma program or designation program.


Complement your online education with CE Summits. Held in November, January and May, these one-day, instructor-led workshops offer peer-to-peer learning experiences to students who prefer studying in groups.


Annual three-day Distinguished Advisor Conferences focus on finding solutions for the challenges faced by businesses in a global marketplace.

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• Personal course selection consultation
• Virtual campus orientation
• Lesson and study plans
• Personal instructor email support
• Comprehensive Knowledge Journal
• EverGreen Online Research Library
• Knowledge Bureau calculators
• Testing and certification
• CE/CPD accreditation
• Examination, certification and designation