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CPA Quebec CPD Requirement


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 of continuing training directly related to the fields of activity in which he works per reference period of 3 years, including a minimum of 25 hours by each reference year.

CPAs (Not holding public accountancy permit) : CPAs not holding a public accountancy permit can declare up to 15 hours of self-learning every year.

CPAs (Holding public accountancy permit) : CPAs holding a public accountancy permit shall complete at least 15 hours of structured training in area of public accountancy every year and 60 hours in every 3-year period.

License Renewal PeriodRenew your license by September 30 annually
CPD Reporting CycleCPD reporting cycle is a yearly cycle from September 1 to August 31
Ethics Requirement
4 hours of structured training in the area of professional ethics
Subject Area Requirement
Practicing CPAs responsible for audits of financial statements are required to fulfil professional competence requirement as stated in IES 8.

CPAs holding a public accountancy permit shall complete 15 hours of structured training in public accountancy including audit engagements, review engagements, and other activities relating to public accountancy per reference year and 60 hours in every 3-year reference period.

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