How to apply for CPA Australia membership
Entry into the CPA Program begins with your membership assessment.
Your first step is to complete an online membership application, where you’ll tell us about your prior study.
Not quite ready to start your application? Find out more about how the CPA Program can support your future career by joining us at an info session.
What happens next?
Memberships and exemptions with professional bodies
CPA Australia has affiliations with a range of leading global professional bodies, meaning CPAs are internationally recognised. If you're a member or have undertaken studies with a recognised body, you may be eligible to apply for an equivalent CPA Australia membership or exemptions from the CPA Program.
What to expect on the day of your foundation exam
Minimise your stress and maximise your focus by familiarising yourself with the exams process
Academic institution support
Professional accreditation and international accreditation guidelines
Starting the CPA Program
How to apply, entry pathways to the CPA Program and Foundation program, fees and scholarships
Keep your practice at the head of your field with opportunities for learning, mentorship, online courses and events
If circumstances beyond your control affect your ability to prepare for or sit an exam, you can apply for special consideration
Your working experience counts towards your progression to becoming a CPA, whether you gain this experience before, during or after your studies