International Credential Recognition

The Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation prepares you for a life-long, rewarding career with unlimited potential. A CPA is your gateway to a world of exciting opportunities.

If you are an internationally trained accountant, learn the eligibility and application requirements of earning the Canadian CPA designation.

If you are a fully qualified member in good standing of an international accounting body listed below, you may have rights to CPA certification in Canada. Please use the following to find more information on eligibility and registration requirements to apply for membership with CPA New Brunswick.

MUTUAL RECOGNITION AGREEMENTS (MRA)

If you are a member in good standing with any of the following international accounting bodies, find out the eligibility requirements and application process to become a Canadian CPA member and to practice public accounting in Canada: 

  • CPA Australia
  • Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Publicos (must have CPC designation)
  • State Boards of Accountancy in the U.S.

For additional information or enquiries, please contact the Registrar & Director, Regulatory Affairs.

RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENTS (RMA)

If you are a member in good standing with any of the following international accounting bodies, find out the eligibility requirements and application process to become a Canadian CPA member:

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

For additional information or enquiries, please contact the Registrar & Director, Regulatory Affairs.

MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)

If you are a member in good standing with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), you may be eligible for advanced standing in the CPA certification program through the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Depending on your application, you may be eligible for advanced standing directly to the Common Final Exam (CFE) and may be exempt from the 30-month Practical Work Experience Requirement. While you may be eligible to proceed directly to the CFE, we strongly recommend you consider enrolling in the Capstone modules which are designed to prepare you for the best opportunity for success in writing the CFE. 

Please contact your Student Recruitment Advisor to find out how to apply to the CPA Atlantic School of Business as a member of ICAI or ICAP.

IFAC MEMBERS

If you are an internationally-trained accountant in good standing with an International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) member body with which there is no MRA, RMA or MOU with CPA Canada in place, you may be eligible for advanced standing into the CPA PEP. It is likely that you will be exempt from the prerequisite courses, and required to complete the following:

  1. Challenge exams for Core 1, Core 2, and two elective modules;
  2. Complete Capstone 1, Capstone 2, and the Common Final Examination;
  3. Complete 30 months of prescribed work experience. There may be an option to apply for full or partial exemption from the prescribed work experience.

Please keep in mind it would be in your best interest to complete all six academic modules, beginning with Core 1.

Please contact your Student Recruitment Advisor to find out how to apply to the CPA Atlantic School of Business as a member of ICAI or ICAP.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information or enquiries, please contact the Registrar & Director, Regulatory Affairs.