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Practice Inspection 


Practice Inspection is a key component of CPA Ontario's regulatory processes.  Its dual purpose is:

  • Protection of the public by ensuring that all members engaged in the practice of public accounting are adhering to the professional standards set out in the CPA Canada Handbook and Member's handbook, thereby contributing to users’ confidence in the integrity of financial statements; and
  • Providing an educational experience, to help practitioners improve their professional standards where necessary.

Essentially, through an assessment of quality controls and a review of current assurance and compilation engagement files, Practice Inspection identifies areas where an office may require assistance in maintaining prescribed professional standards.  Practice Inspection does not set standards.

For additional information on Practice Inspection, please follow the links below:


To access information on other resources, services and benefits available to all members and firms, please visit our Practice Matters web page.

Part-time Practice Inspector Positions

The deadline for submitting applications for part-time practice inspector positions for 2016-2017 has now passed and regrettably we are unable to accept further applications for the current year.  An item will be included in a December 2016 issue of our e-Brief publication, along with a link to the application form and a description of the position requirements, should we seek new part-time inspectors for 2017-2018.  Please be in touch with us at that time if you are interested in applying.