Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Pathway to CPA membership

The following steps demonstrate the pathway to CPA membership for full members of ACCA.


Step 1: Determine your eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for CPA Australia membership if you:
  • are a current member of good standing with ACCA and not under any investigation for professional conduct infringements
  • did not gain entry to ACCA membership through another Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), any other similar pathway agreements or any special member pathway
  • have successfully completed all ACCA exams and Practical Experience Requirements (PER)
  • have maintained membership with ACCA for a minimum of five consecutive years
  • hold a university degree recognised by CPA Australia as being at least comparable to Australian Bachelor degree level. This will be determined during the verification of your application.

Step 2: Apply

Complete our online application, including the required documents with your application and membership fee.
In your application, nominate ACCA as the professional body with whom you hold membership.


Step 3: Verification and outcome of your application

Your application will take approximately 10 to 15 working days to verify. We will send you an email advising you of your assessment outcome.

Membership pathways FAQ

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