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CPA Australia

CPA Australia


Eligibility For Admission

To be eligible for admission as a Legacy CMA member, members of CPA Australia must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Hold a CPA Australia-accredited accounting degree and have successfully completed:
    1. the CPA Program; and
    2. at least three years of supervised practical work experience to satisfy the Practical Experience Requirement; or
  1. Hold a non-accredited accounting degree that CPA Australia has assessed as meeting its entry requirements and have successfully completed:
    1. the CPA Program; and
    2. at least three years of supervised practical work experience to satisfy the Practical Work Experience; or
  1. Hold a non-accredited degree and have successfully completed:
    1. an appropriate accounting conversion course;
    2. the CPA Program; and
    3. at least three years of supervised practical work experience to satisfy the Practical Experience Requirement; or
  1. Have at least 15 years of work experience, at least five of which have been at a managerial level. Must also have successfully completed Strategic Management Accounting as an elective in the CPA Program.


Documentation Requirements:

The following documents must be submitted to CPA Ontario:

  • Application for Membership – Mutual Recognition Agreement Candidates (this form);
  • Letter of good standing from CPA Australia;
  • Transcript from CPA Australia showing program completed;
  • Proof of legal name. Satisfactory evidence of legal name includes a copy of any one of the following: birth certificate or equivalent government-issued documentation, passport, both sides of a Canadian citizenship certificate card, both sides of a permanent resident card, or landed immigrant papers. If the name under which you are applying for membership is different from that which appears on your educational documents or on the document submitted as proof of legal name, a copy of the document supporting the change of legal name, endorsed with “this is a certified true copy” signed and dated, is required;
  • University transcript showing conferral of recognized degree; and
  • A chronological resume showing the positions you held, the start and end dates, and your roles and responsibilities; and
  • If you have immigrated to Canada, documentation to support the date you immigrated (Permanent Resident card, passport stamp(s), etc.).


Fees

Individuals applying for membership are required to remit the fee indicated below. The fee amount includes HST and must be remitted by credit card or by cheque made payable to Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. The total fee consists of the following:

$50.00

Application Fee

$720.00

Certification Fee

$770.00

Total Fee Before Taxes

$100.10

HST (HST # 10750 8525)

$870.10

Total Fee Due with Application

For more informaiton, please contact ITAregistration@cpaontario.ca