- Log in to the CPA Ontario student portal using the login information provided in your transcript assessment results. The first time you log in you will be required to create a password.
If you do not have your login information, please contact Customer Service or call 1 800 387.0735 (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.).
- Complete the online CPA Ontario student registration form by selecting the correct category from the list above, make the necessary declarations and answers all questions pertaining to good character and bankruptcy.
- Select and pay the appropriate registration fees and the annual student due associated with your category. Payment must be made online using a VISA, MasterCard, debit or via company cheque from your employer by using the ‘pay by employer’ option.
An applicant will not be registered if they:
- Fail to provide any information or document required under Regulation 9-1 (including not responding to requests for additional information within 60 days).
- Provide information or a document that is false or misleading (unless that the omission, falsehood, or misleading information is not material and that it was made inadvertently).
- Put the public at risk, or bring the reputation of the profession into disrepute.
- Are not legally entitled to be employed and/or study in Ontario.
Please see Regulation 9-1 for additional details.
Matter of Good Character and Credibility
Where an applicant does not provide evidence of good character satisfactory to the Registrar or Vice President, Student Services, the matter will be referred to an oral hearing before the Admission and Registration Committee. An individual may withdraw their application for registration at any time, including if a referral to the Admission and Registration Committee.
At the time of registration or at any point while an active student, in circumstances where evaluation of an application requires assessment of the applicant’s credibility, the Registrar or Vice President, Student Services will refer the matter to an oral hearing before the Admission and Registration Committee.
The Admission and Registration Committee can make an order refusing the applicant’s registration, or may impose terms and conditions if appropriate.
Please see Regulation 9-1 for details.
Applicants and students are required to disclose matters of bankruptcy to the Registrar or Vice-President of Student Services. After the relevant information is collected, an application can be accepted, denied or have to abide by one or more terms or conditions. Please see Regulation 9-1 for details.
Appealing registration decisions
An applicant who is refused registration can be appeal that decision. Please see Regulation 9-1 for details.
A Student who has been deregistered shall not be reregistered except in extraordinary circumstances, or under the terms and conditions imposed on the student by the Admission and Registration Committee, or the Appeal Committee. Please see Regulation 9-1 for details.
Reapplications After Refusal of Registration
For applicants who are refused registration because of their inability to satisfy one of the registration categories may re-apply when they’re able to satisfy those conditions. In all other cases, an applicant must wait five years to reapply, subject to any terms and conditions imposed on their refusal to register.
Access to Records Policy
For more information on how to access your records, please see our Access to Records Policy.
Requests to consider alternative documentation
In extraordinary circumstances where required documents are not obtainable for reasons beyond their control, applicants can take steps to explore acceptable alternative documentation. Requests to consider alternative documents are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Student Services at email@example.com for more information prior to submitting your application.