Become a CPA

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HOW TO APPLY

 
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN - SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

The information and documents you need to submit with your application will depend on your qualifications and the answers you provide in your membership application.
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BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION

Complete your membership application by providing your personal details, supporting documents, and paying the application fee.

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CONTINUE SAVED APPLICATION

If you are unable to complete your application in the first instance, you can exit part-way and your application will automatically be saved.

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FEES

Application fees apply to all membership applicants. Membership fees are annual fees that apply to those who may be eligible to become an Associate member or CPA.You cannot complete your application unless these fees are paid and your supporting documents have been provided.

Our website contains our current fees. Application and membership fees are not refundable so please take care when you complete your application and check the accuracy of the information that you have provided.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Just remember, you are not a member of CPA Australia until your outcome is verified. The online assessment outcome is an indication only, and should not be used for any other purpose than completing your application with CPA Australia.

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Understand

UNDERSTANDING YOUR OUTCOME

There are various pathways to take to become a CPA. Upon completion of your application, you will receive advice regarding your own personal outcome, and the next steps you will need to take. Find out more about your outcome.



Correct

VERIFYING YOUR OUTCOME

To confirm your personal outcome, we’ll need to verify the information that you have provided. Our average response time is 10 business days.



Start

START YOUR PROGRAM

Once we have confirmed you are ready to start your program of study, we’ll advise next steps. If you have met the Associate member requirements, you can enrol into the CPA Program. If further study is required to help you succeed in the CPA Program, you will be required to sit the foundation exams.

Professional bodies

CPA Australia has affiliations with a range of leading professional bodies all around the world, meaning CPAs are internationally recognised. If you are a member or have undertaken studies with a recognised body, in most cases you can apply for an equivalent CPA Australia membership or exemptions from the CPA Program, via a range of mutual recognition agreements and pathways.

CPA Program

Your program of study can be managed via My CPA Program. CPA Program subjects are open for enrolments twice yearly, and Foundation exams are available any time. Find out more about the CPA Program, fees, structure and important dates.