CPA Alberta is the professional organization for more than 30,000 Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) across the province. The CPA designation is the Canadian business and accounting designation representing more than 200,000 professional accountants across the country.
Leading the Way: Competency Map 2.0
The competency map for the profession is the foundation for the CPA certification process and it must evolve in this changing world. Learn more about the Competency Map initiative for the CPA profession.
CPA Alberta’s Anti-Racism Statement
CPA Alberta stands with Black CPAs, candidates, and communities—as well as Indigenous peoples—across Alberta and Canada.
New legislation proposed
The Government of Alberta recently introduced legislation to combine 22 professional regulatory organizations, including CPA Alberta, under one act.
The Faces of the Profession
CPA Alberta is the professional regulatory body for the CPA profession in Alberta.
We operate under the provincial Chartered Professional Accountants Act, the purpose of which is to: protect the public; protect the integrity of the accounting profession regulated under the Act; promote and increase the competence of registrants; and regulate the conduct of registrants.
The governing documents of CPA Alberta outline and provide the framework for the authority of the organization, and the rights and responsibilities of all CPAs. Governing documents include:
View upcoming hearings for registrants who have violated practice standards and/or rules of professional conduct. Please note that hearing dates are updated regularly and are subject to change.
The Find a Firm tool provides you with names and contact information for Chartered Professional Accounting firms that match your search requirements. Only firms that have selected to have this information displayed will appear in your search.
Join one of the largest organizations in the world.
With more than 200,000 members nationally, CPAs belong to one of the largest accounting designations in the world.
Find out what it takes to earn Canada's preeminent, internationally recognized accounting designation and business credential.
The CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) is a two-year graduate-level program leading to the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. It is designed to meet the needs of industry, government and public practice and provide professional accountants with the knowledge and skills to succeed in whatever role or position they take on.
CPA preparatory courses are a suite of 14 courses that provide all the knowledge requirements for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Designed with the working professional in mind, courses are offered on a part-time basis and combine online learning and self-study with options for in-class sessions.
In addition to formal education and the common final examination, the CPA certification program requires CPA candidates to complete a term of relevant practical experience.
Learn more about the practical experience requirements, how to report practical experience, and what employers and mentors need to know to support Candidates.
CPA Alberta provides a variety of services, resources, and benefits specifically focused on the improvement of its members in the accounting profession.
The CPA Alberta Job Board helps connect Alberta CPAs with employment and volunteer opportunities.
Alberta CPAs have free access to this service, which includes the ability to view available positions and directly upload resumes that are then viewable by potential employers. Students enrolled in the CPA Professional Education Program (as well as the legacy education programs) also have access.
CPA members: get involved in great volunteer opportunities throughout the year. There are a variety of activities available, including mentorship programs and our volunteer tax clinic program.
Looking to stay up-to-date on the state of business and accounting? There’s so much information out there, it can be hard to know where to start. CPA Alberta has curated a collection of CPA and external resources to make the job easier.
Find articles and links on topics relevant to accounting and finance professionals, including disruption and innovation, cyber security, the future of the profession, accounting standards, and more.
Whether you're looking for your next career opportunity, are new to the province, or simply want to brush up on your networking skills, CPA Alberta Career Services has several resources to help you develop your accounting career.
Services include a comprehensive job board, career advising, resume reviews, seminars and webinars, networking and mentoring programs, and more.
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Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
CPA Alberta acknowledges that we reside on the traditional and ancestral
territories of many Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples.