Now you're a CPA: what's next?

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Your certification

Once you have received notification from us that your certification is successful, you may use the letters CPA after your name.

Make sure your member profile is kept up to date so that we can send you the latest news, information and offers tailored to your professional needs.

Professional development

As a member of CPA Australia you must complete 120 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) every three years, with a minimum of 20 hours of CPD per year.

While you were studying the CPA Program, you would have met this requirement as a result of your study. Now that you’ve completed the CPA Program you’ll need to keep your skills up to date and source relevant Professional Development to help you do that.

Find out more about your continuing professional development requirement

We offer an extensive range of Professional Development and you have access to special member pricing across all CPA Australia conferences, workshops and online courses. These range in price, duration and topic, so check out our training and events to look for a learning option that meets your needs.

Member services

As part of your membership, you have access to an extensive range of services and resources through our website. Check out the Member Services section.


Receive credits into postgraduate courses

If you have completed the CPA Program, you may be able to claim credits into specialist master and MBA degrees. With these credits, you can reduce the time and cost associated with obtaining a masters degree.