As of September 1, 2014, the legacy professional accounting bodies – the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBICA), the Certified General Accountants Association of New Brunswick (CGA NB), and the Society of Certified Management Accountants of New Brunswick (CMA NB) – are now one professional body, CPA New Brunswick, representing more than 2,800 active and retired Members and 300 future CPAs in New Brunswick. The unification is also underway or has already been completed in all other provinces and territories in Canada and Bermuda. Each provincial CPA organization will be a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), which will soon represent more than 200,000 professional accountants across the country and Bermuda, making it one of the top five accounting designations in the world. Under the Chartered Professional Accountants Act (Chapter 28), CPA New Brunswick is responsible for regulating the professional development of its members, and the protection of the public through its ethical standards and discipline process. CPA New Brunswick is also responsible for the training and certification of CPA Candidates.