Individual Member Identification

Usage of the CPA designation and legacy designations

Individual Member

A member who holds a legacy designation may continue to use the legacy designation which the member was authorized to use by the legacy body, and indefinitely thereafter, so long as the member remains a member in good standing of CPA New Brunswick.

A member may also use the designation “C.P.A.,” “CPA,” “Chartered Professional Accountant,” or “Comptable professionnel agréé” so long as the member’s legacy designation is appended thereto, provided that ten years after the coming into force of the Act or such earlier date as may be prescribed, the member may cease appending the legacy designation.

For those members the acceptable designation usage would be as follows:

  • Given name Family name, CPA, CA (for Fellows: Given name Family name, FCPA, FCA) e.g. John Doe, CPA, CA
  • Given name Family name, CPA, CGA (for Fellows: Given name Family name, FCPA, FCGA) e.g. John Doe, CPA, CGA
  • Given name Family name, CPA, CMA (for Fellows: Given name Family name, FCPA, FCMA) e.g. John Doe, CPA, CMA
As for those who hold multiple designations, they may now identify themselves as follows:
  • Given name Family name, CPA, CA, CGA (for Fellows: Given name Family name, FCPA, FCA, FCGA) e.g. John Doe, CPA, CA, CGA

For members who do not hold a legacy designation, they may only use the designations: “C.P.A.,” “CPA,” “Chartered Professional Accountant,” or “Comptable professionnel agréé” in the manner prescribed.

Public accounting firms not registered or licensed by a Legacy Body at the coming into force of the Chartered Professional Accountants Act of New Brunswick, upon becoming registered or licensed with the CPA New Brunswick shall only represent themselves to the public using the designations "C.P.A.," "CPA," "Chartered Professional Accountant," or "Comptable professionnel agréé."