CPA Australia has affiliations with a range of leading accounting bodies all around the world, meaning there is great international recognition of the CPA designation. This network ensures you enjoy access to a range of resources and benefits while working overseas. In most cases, you can also apply for a reciprocal membership, or exemptions from the CPA Program, via our Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA).

Mutual recognition agreements: Pathway to becoming a CPA



Hong Kong 



Sri Lanka

Memorandum of understanding


Memorandum of cooperation

CPA Australia has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Macau Society of Registered Accountants.

CPA Australia has also signed an MoC with the Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants and Auditors, the National Accounting Council of Cambodia, Kampuchea Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Auditors, and the Vietnam Association of Accountants and Auditors.

Members of these bodies can benefit from an exchange of training and continuing professional development programs.

Recognised professional bodies

Sri Lanka