Protecting the Public

CPA Alberta is the professional regulatory body for the CPA profession in Alberta.


It operates 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 body protects the public interest by:

  • setting education and experience standards to become a CPA;
  • setting education and experience standards to provide professional and public accounting services to the public;
  • setting and enforcing high professional and ethical standards;
  • promoting and increasing competence of members by providing a comprehensive program of learning opportunities;
  • assessing the continuing competency of members;
  • enforcing practice standards and rules of professional conduct of registrants; and
  • providing a means by which complaints can be dealt with in a fair and expeditious way by investigating and adjudicating complaints against members.

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