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Chartered Professional Accountants Canada

The following steps demonstrate the pathway for Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada) – inclusive of Certified Management Accountants Canada, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Certified General Accountants Canada legacy members – to become members of CPA Australia.


Step 1: Determine eligibility

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

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

• did not gain entry to membership with CPA Canada through any mutual recognition agreement

• have maintained membership with CPA Canada for a minimum of five consecutive years*


• have successfully completed all exams provided


• hold a university degree recognised by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training as being equivalent to Australian bachelor degree level (this will be determined during the verification of your application)

* Does not apply to CMA Canada Legacy members

step 2: Complete application

Complete the online application and submit with the required documentation, including your application and membership fee. Ensure you nominate Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada) 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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