This milestone demonstrates your hard work and commitment to learning. The CPA designation is a sign of knowledge, integrity and a high level of professional ethics and standards. We congratulate you on this outstanding achievement.
Celebrating your achievement
Your CPA post-nominals
Once you've received our email notifying you of your advancement, you can begin using the letters CPA after your name. If you're based outside of Australia, you can add CPA (Aust.) after your name.
We'll send you a certificate of qualification designating your advancement to CPA status in the next six weeks.
If you're based outside Australia or New Zealand, and have a local divisional office, our divisional member service team will be in touch in the next six to eight weeks to issue your certificate.
Member Recognition Ceremonies
We also look forward to celebrating your achievement with you and your family, friends and peers at a Member Recognition Ceremony. Ceremonies are held each year in local CPA Australia divisions and branches. You'll receive an invitation to attend a Member Recognition Ceremony approximately six weeks before the next scheduled events in your region. The dates for upcoming Member Recognition Ceremonies are listed on our website. If you would like to attend a Member Recognition Ceremony in a different location, please contact us.
Supporting you at every stage of your career
As a member of CPA Australia, your career can open opportunities and take you anywhere around the world. You can connect with other members through networking events, webinars and Discussion Groups hosted throughout the year by your local CPA Australia office, or by joining our member-only online community, CPA Member Connect.
We'll support you every step of the way with a curated selection of content to help you meet your obligations and make the most of your membership, including complimentary resources such as podcasts, webinars, and online courses.
Continuing professional development hours
You must complete 120 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) every three years, with a minimum of 20 hours of CPD per year.
While you were studying the CPA Program, you would have met this requirement as a result of your study. Now that you’ve completed the CPA Program you’ll need to keep your skills up to date and source relevant Professional Development to help you do that.
We offer an extensive range of Professional Development and you have access to special member pricing across all CPA Australia conferences, workshops and online courses. These range in price, duration and topic, so check out our training and events to look for a learning option that meets your needs.
Complying with CPA Australia's regulations
As part of your membership, you have access to an extensive range of services and resources through our website. Check out the Member Services section.
Ensure your member profile is kept up to date so that we can send you the latest news, information and offers tailored to your professional needs.