How to advance to CPA status

The three steps to CPA status

There are three requirements you need to satisfy in order to advance to CPA status:

When we'll notify you

Once you have met all of your individual requirements you'll be notified of your new status via email.

If you believe you're eligible to advance to CPA status but have not received notification from CPA Australia, contact us.

When can you use the CPA designation?

As soon as you have received email confirmation from us about your new CPA status, you can start to use your CPA designation.

Remember to update your online profiles, business cards and resume.

There's more information on our page about what's next about professional development, membership obligations and member services.

When will you receive your certificate?

Certificate presentation ceremony dates and times vary by location. Some larger Australian states may run a presentation ceremony twice a year and others once a year. In smaller divisional locations the ceremony may be combined with the annual divisional AGM. Your email confirmation will provide you with details about your certificate presentation ceremony. If you have any questions about your certificate or ceremony, contact us.

Your membership fee

As an Associate member, you've paid a discounted annual membership fee each year. As a CPA, your next annual membership renewal notice (sent in November) will automatically update to reflect the CPA status fee for the following year.