South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

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Pathway to CPA membership

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

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 SAICA and not under any investigation for professional conduct infringements
  • did not gain entry to SAICA membership through another Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), any other similar pathway agreements or any special member pathway
  • have successfully completed all SAICA exams
  • have maintained membership with SAICA for a minimum of five consecutive years.

Step 2: Apply

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

In your application, nominate SAICA 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

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Membership pathways FAQ