Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

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Mutual Recognition Agreement

CPA Australia has a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with CIPFA.

Pathway to CPA membership

The following steps demonstrate the pathway to CPA Australia membership for full members of CIPFA under the conditions of the current MRA.

Step 1: Determine your eligibility

You may be eligible for CPA Australia membership if you:

  • have a degree, higher education award or professional qualification recognised by CPA Australia in addition to your CIPFA qualification
  • have successfully completed:
    • the CIPFA professional qualification (strategic stage)
    • three years' relevant work experience recognised by CPA Australia
  • are a member of good standing with CIPFA and not under any investigation for professional conduct infringements
  • did not gain entry to CIPFA membership through another mutual recognition agreement, any other similar pathway agreements or any special member pathway.

Step 2: Apply

Complete our online application and submit with the required documentation, including your application and membership fee.

In your application, nominate the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) as the professional body with whom you studied and hold membership.

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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

Have questions about membership pathways and arrangements? Find answers here.

Membership pathways FAQ