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Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

The following steps demonstrate the pathway for full members of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand* (CAANZ) to become members of CPA Australia.

*eligibility also applies to members formerly admitted to ICAA or NZICA


Step 1: Determine eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for CPA Australia membership if you:

• are a current member of good standing with CAANZ and not under any investigation for professional conduct infringements

• did not gain entry to membership with CAANZ through any mutual recognition agreements

• have completed the CAANZ exams

• have maintained membership with CAANZ for a minimum of five consecutive years

step 2: Complete application

Complete the online application and submit with the required documentation, including your application and membership fee. Ensure you nominate the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) as the professional body with whom you hold membership.


Your application and information supplied will take approximately 10 to 15 working days to verify. Upon completion, an email will be sent to you informing you of your assessment outcome.

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