The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)

The CPA designation affirms the knowledge, skills and capabilities of the professionals who hold it.

As a member, you’ll be recognized as a key player in the success of any company or organization by effectively providing the highest level of strategic and financial expertise while serving and protecting the public interest.

Registering as a Member

There are currently three pathways to register as a CPA in Alberta:

1. Graduate of CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) 

Individuals who have successfully completed the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) and passed the Common Final Examination (CFE), and have fulfilled the required practical experience component, can complete the application form online. 

If you are a PEP graduate and have not yet received notification that your practical experience has been reviewed and is deemed complete, do not complete your application. You must have completed all necessary requirements (education and practical experience) prior to completing the application for membership. 

Please review the instructions here before continuing.

2. Membership by Provincial Affiliation

Individuals who currently hold a CPA designation in another Canadian province and who are representing themselves as CPAs in the province of Alberta are required to register as a member with CPA Alberta.

Please review the instructions here before continuing. 

3. Internationally Designated Individual

Foreign-designated professionals who are members of an accounting body that currently have an RMA or MRA agreement with CPA Alberta. For more information, including the international accounting bodies that qualify, click here.

Member Benefits

Our members enjoy a variety of benefits and resources specifically focused on their improvement within the accounting profession. As a member, you have access to exclusive events and programs that can help you perform your professional duties, network with your CPA colleagues, and grow your career.

Learn more about our available programs and opportunities:

Ask a CPA

As ambassadors of the profession, Alberta CPAs make amazing contributions to their communities and the organizations they work for. So, who better to talk about the work of CPAs and represent the profession than CPAs themselves? Watch our “Ask a CPA” video series featuring Alberta CPAs answering top-asked questions.

Why are CPAs respected?

Alberta CPAs answer the following questions: Why are CPAs respected, why do CPAs make good leaders, and what do CPAs love about their careers?

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