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CPA Ontario releases new guide for CPD requirements

New CPD guide delivers straight-forward answers to frequently asked questions

TORONTO, March 28, 2018 — At CPA Ontario, we recognize that disruptive change is constantly transforming the world around us and that CPAs are called upon to make decisions amid ambiguity and navigate this shifting landscape. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) helps CPAs remain current with the latest business trends and encourages them to evolve their skills and remain go-to resources for companies and organizations in any industry. To help our members understand and meet their CPD requirements, we have created a brand-new tool: “A Simple Guide to CPD Requirements.”

Designed to provide straightforward answers to frequently asked questions, this new guide covers everything you need to know about one of the key requirements of CPA Ontario membership. You’ll learn:

  • what CPD is,
  • what verifiable hours are and how to track and report them,
  • how to qualify for a CPD exemption, and
  • when and how a member’s CPD declaration is audited.

“At CPA Ontario, we are working on increasing the ease of navigating our regulatory processes for the benefits of our members and protection of the public interest,” says Kelly Gorman, Vice-President of Regulatory and Standards at CPA Ontario. “As a profession, we know CPD requirements assist you with staying relevant in your field of practice. This guide gets to the heart of what is required of you from a CPD perspective and offers clear information about how to complete and report your hours. It’s your go-to resource for CPD”.

“A Simple Guide to CPD Requirements” is available for download now. For more on CPD and how you can fulfil your requirements, visit the CPA Ontario website.

About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 89,000 members and 19,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. For information on the profession, visit

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Woodward
Director, Communications, Marketing & Communications
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
416 969.4271 or 1 800 387.0735
[email protected]