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CPA British Columbia CPD Requirement

CPA British Columbia

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) is a designation given by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) to individuals that pass the Uniform CPA Examination and meet the education and experience requirements. The CPA designation helps enforce professional standards in the accounting industry. CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) is the highest accounting credential in Canada. CPA ensures global recognition for accounting & finance professionals.

CPAs are admitted to the profession through their Provincial Institutes. These bodies are responsible for establishing and administering the qualification process, admission criteria and performance standards within their jurisdictions. The CPA Canada’s role – in concert with all provinces, territories – is to develop and maintain consistent, uniform standards for the profession's qualification process. These standards ensure the portability of the CPA designation across Canada and internationally through various mutual recognition agreements.


CPD Requirements
120 hours over a three-year rolling cycle (current year and prior two years), of which 60 hours must be verifiable. Each member must complete a minimum of 20 hours of CPD annually of which 10 hours must be verifiable.
License Renewal Period
The annual license renewal date is September 1.
CPD Reporting Cycle
CPD reporting is based on the calendar year. CPD reporting for CPA British Columbia is from January 1 to December 31 each year.
Ethics Requirement
4 verifiable hours in the area of professional ethics

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