Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada)

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Pathway to CPA membership

The following steps demonstrate the pathway to CPA membership for members of CPA Canada. This includes Certified Management Accountants Canada, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Certified General Accountants Canada legacy members.

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 CPA Canada and not under any investigation for professional conduct infringements
  • did not gain entry to membership with CPA Canada through any mutual recognition agreement, any other similar pathway agreements or any special member pathway
  • have maintained membership with CPA Canada for a minimum of five consecutive years*


  • have successfully completed all exams provided


  • hold a university degree recognised by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment as being equivalent to Australian bachelor degree level (this will be determined during the verification of your application).

*Does not apply to CMA Canada Legacy members.

Step 2: Apply

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

In your application, nominate CPA Canada 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.

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