Professional Development information


For general CPA Alberta Professional Development inquiries, please contact:

CPAs must continually enhance their knowledge and expertise to remain at the forefront of today’s competitive market.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is learning that develops and maintains professional competence to enable members to continue to perform their professional roles. Any learning and development that is relevant and appropriate to a member’s work, professional responsibilities, and growth as a CPA will qualify for CPD.

To learn more about CPD reporting, please visit: CPD Reporting

Are you an experienced professional looking for an exciting opportunity to share your expertise?

CPA Alberta is seeking passionate instructors for our seminars. If you're interested, please email with your resume, highlighting your skills and knowledge. Be sure to include a brief explanation of why you're interested in instructing with us.

Join our team of instructors and make a meaningful impact in the professional development of others.

To view the full terms and conditions, please visit: CPA Alberta Professional Development Terms and Conditions.

To view the Corporate Savings Program terms and conditions, please visit: CPA Alberta Corporate Savings Program Terms and Conditions.

Kindly note, all terms and conditions apply to all registrations and purchases.

Registrations and Payment

Registrations are accepted online only. We do not invoice for course registrations.

Full payment is required at the time of registration. Credit card (American Express, MasterCard, and Visa) are the accepted methods of payment. All fees are subject to GST.

Live Virtual Course registrations, along with full payment, must be received up to one (1) full business day prior to the course start date.

In-Person Course registrations, along with full payment, must be received up to three (3) full business day prior to the course start date.

Registration Cancellation, Transfers, and Refunds

All cancellations and/or transfers must be received in writing at or by calling 1.800.232.9406.

Full refund to a store credit will be granted more than ten (10) full business days before the start date of a course, webinar or conference. A refund to the original payment method such as a credit card or cheque will be provided upon request only.

Full refunds will not be granted if the written withdrawal/transfer request is received three (3) business days or less before the start date. Extenuating exceptions may apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Special terms and conditions apply to CPA Alberta conferences and Executive Programs.


Cancellations by CPA Alberta

CPA Alberta reserves the right to cancel courses. If a course is cancelled, registrants will receive a full refund or transfer. CPA Alberta is not liable for any financial losses as a result of the cancellation or incorrect contact information.

PD Savings Program

With the introduction of the new and improved professional development (PD) portal in July 2022, the PD Passport Program will be replaced with a new and flexible PD Savings Programs.

Savings options are:

  1. Exclusive CPA Pricing
  2. Early Bird Registration Discount
  3. Bundle and Save Discount
  4. New On-Demand E-learning Course Discount

Some courses are NOT eligible for the PD Savings Program.

Web-Based Courses

Once a registrant receives their login ID and password, or direct access to their web-based courses, no refunds or substitutions will be granted.

Registration in a web-based course is intended only for the person who has registered for the course. Sharing login credentials, content, files, material, resources, services and shared viewing are not permitted. 

Receipts and Confirmation

A confirmation and receipts is emailed upon registration. If you do not receive your confirmation prior to the course start date, please contact us at The confirmation notice is provided as a courtesy—all assessments apply whether or not a registrant receives a confirmation notice.


Unless otherwise stated, lunch and coffee breaks are provided at full-day course. If you have allergies or special meal considerations (requirements, not preferences), please provide the information at the time of registration by managing your dietary needs in your profile on the PD portal. If insufficient notice is given, course venues may not be able to accommodate special meal requests.


CPA Alberta does not distribute printed copies of materials. All materials are distributed electronically to attendees. Please ensure your email address on file is accurate prior to the course to ensure you receive program materials.

Do you have a great idea for a course topic? Is there an area in accounting or the professional world that you would love to learn about? Is there a subject that you can never find any information on? CPA Alberta is always looking to improve and develop PD content and would love to hear your ideas.

Email your topic suggestions to:

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