Conduct and Discipline

Submitting a Complaint against a CPA

As a self-regulating professional organization, it is very important that our members, firms and students act in a professional, ethical and competent manner at all times. Activities which a discipline tribunal may find to be unprofessional conduct are specified in section 93 of the Chartered Professional Accountants Act (referred to as the Act).

If you feel that the service you have received from a CPA Alberta member or firm, or the conduct of a member, firm or a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program, has been unprofessional, unethical or incompetent, you may send CPA Alberta a written complaint which will be addressed through a disciplinary process set out in the Act. The complaint should contain a description of what happened and include any supporting documentation. Complaints are to be sent to:

CPA Alberta
Attn: CIC Secretary
#580 Manulife Place
10180-101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R2

For further information on how CPA Alberta's complaint process works, please take the time to review the Information about the Complaint & Discipline Process booklet (click here). For other information or general inquires, please email csmith@cpaalberta.ca.


Suspensions and Restrictions

As outlined in the Act and the CPA Alberta Bylaws, CPA Alberta is required to publish:

  • Temporary suspensions or restrictions by the Complaint Inquiry Committee (CIC) Chair (pursuant to section 107 of the Act and section 1521 of the Bylaws).
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Hearings

Please click below to see information about upcoming discipline tribunal or appeal tribunal hearings.

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Complaints under RAPA

Complaints initiated prior to July 1, 2015 are dealt with and adjudicated upon under the Regulated Accounting Profession Act (RAPA). RAPA was the legislation that governed the CMA, CGA and CA legacy accounting designations in Alberta. These complaints must be completed under RAPA. Please click below to view the reportable outcomes from these complaints.

View Reportable Outcomes under RAPA

Complaints under CPA Act

Complaints initiated from July 1, 2015 onward are dealt with and are adjudicated upon under the Chartered Professional Accountants Act. Please click below to view the reportable outcomes from these complaints.

View Reportable Outcomes under CPA Act
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