Readmission to Membership

If you have resigned from membership in good standing or had your membership revoked, you may apply to be readmitted to CPA Ontario membership.

Any requests for readmission will be considered with reference to the By-Laws and Regulations in effect at the date of your readmission application. Refer to Regulation 7-1 for more information. If you have questions on readmission requirements please contact our team.

Note: An application for readmission after an order revoking membership or permitting the Member to resign made by the Discipline Committee, under Regulations 7-1, 9-1 and 10-1, requires a motion for reconsideration of the original order by the Discipline Committee.

Readmission restrictions

If you remain out of membership for five or more years, you will be required to complete the CPA Reciprocity Professional Development (CPARPD) course. The Registrar may request you take additional courses as part of the readmission process.

If you were admitted to membership after November 19, 2018, and subsequently left membership, you will not be permitted to readmit if you remain out of membership for ten years or more.

Readmission after resignation

If you wish to return to membership after resignation (except if returning to Ontario from another body), you must submit a Readmission Application and pay the non-refundable Readmission Fee of $125 + HST and the current year’s Annual Membership Dues.

You will also be required to provide:
  • proof of compliance with the CPD requirement of a minimum of 20 hours annually and 120 hours in the last three-year period using the CPD Log, which you will need to upload as part of your readmission application
  • two references as to your character and integrity, completed on the form, which you will need to upload as part of your readmission application
  • any other documents requested by the Registrar
To apply for readmission: log into My Portal and select Obligations and Requests ► Applications ► Start New Application ► Readmission Application.

In the application, you will need to do the following:
  • review, edit and validate your personal information
  • review, edit and validate your employment information
  • complete the good character and bankruptcy declarations
  • complete your Membership Certificate declaration

Readmission after revocation

If you wish to return to membership after revocation, you must submit a Readmission Application and pay the non-refundable Readmission Application Fee of $125.00 + HST. Once your completed application has been received you will be notified of the full fees and dues owing.

You will also be required to provide:

  • proof of compliance with the CPD requirement of a minimum of 20 hours annually and 120 hours in the last three-year period using the CPD Log, which you will need to upload as part of your readmission application.
  • two references as to your character and integrity, completed on the form, which you will need to upload as part of your readmission application.
  • a written explanation of the extraordinary circumstances which, in your opinion, might allow you to be readmitted as a member
  • evidence that you have resolved any breaches you may have had at the time of revocation e.g. AMD/CPD/PLI/etc.
  • any other documents requested by the Registrar

To apply for readmission: log into My Portal and select Obligations and Requests ► Applications ► Start New Application ► Readmission Application.

In the application, you will need to do the following:

  • review, edit and validate your personal information
  • review, edit and validate your employment information
  • complete the good character and bankruptcy declarations
  • complete your Membership Certificate declaration

After you complete your application, email us your written explanation of your extraordinary circumstances.

Readmission fees and dues after revocation

Once your completed application has been received and after initial review, you will be provided with more information on additional readmission fees/dues and any documents as required.

The additional fees/dues include:
  • current year’s Annual Membership Dues
  • any amount that was due, but not paid at the date of revocation from membership, including any applicable late due(s)
  • $1000 + HST if revocation was as a result of Professional Liability Insurance
  • if revocation was as a result of any other obligation breach, the fee is based upon year or partial year since revocation to a maximum multiple of five:
    • one year or less, $580.00 + HST
    • 1-2 years, $1160.00 + HST
    • 2-3 years, $1740.00 + HST
    • 3-4 years, $2320.00 + HST
    • more than four, $2900.00 + HST