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Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

The following steps show how full members of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) can become a member of CPA Australia under the conditions of the current mutual recognition agreement.


Step 1: Determine eligibility

You may be eligible for CPA Australia membership if you:

• have a degree, higher education award or professional qualification recognised by CPA Australia in addition to your CIPFA qualification

• have successfully completed:
- the CIPFA professional qualification (strategic stage)
- three years' relevant work experience recognised by CPA Australia

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

• did not gain entry to CIPFA membership through another mutual recognition agreement

step 2: Complete application

Complete the online application and submit with the required documentation, including your application and membership fee. Ensure you nominate Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) as the professional body with whom you hold membership.


Your application and information supplied will take approximately 10 to 15 working days to verify. We will send you an email advising you of your assessment outcome.

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