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.
If circumstances beyond your control affect your ability to prepare for or sit an exam, you can apply for special consideration
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Your working experience counts towards your progression to becoming a CPA, whether you gain this experience before, during or after your studies
The benefits of being a CPA
Becoming a CPA can take your career to the next level, opening up opportunities around the world
The CPA Program can launch your career into any number of senior finance roles