The Board of Directors of CPA New Brunswick will formally recognize those members who have rendered exceptional services to the profession or whose achievements in their careers or in the community have earned them distinction and brought honour to the profession by the awarding of the title Fellow of CPA New Brunswick (FCPA). The service and accomplishments of the individual throughout his/her career, not simply his/her career as a CPA, will be taken into account in determining eligibility. Election Criteria Eligibility of candidates The appended FCPA title awarding and withdrawal policy lists the cases in which members are not eligible to become FCPAs and provides specific guidance for situations in which members have been the subject of a reprimand or fine. Before embarking on the process of preparing a nomination file, and given the highly confidential nature of the information involved, you should first find out from the candidate whether he or she is eligible for the FCPA title. Nature of achievements under review This section of the policy is the core element of the FCPA title nomination file. First, you will note that nominators must highlight the candidate’s leadership and the exceptional nature of the candidate’s performance in the following fields of activity: professional career; volunteer involvement in the affairs of the accounting profession; volunteer contribution to professional, community or charitable organizations. Candidates need not have made an exceptional contribution or demonstrated leadership in each of these three areas. You must choose one of the following options: Option 1: Demonstrate that the candidate has made a remarkable contribution in more than one field of activity. Nominators must demonstrate that the remarkable contribution of the candidate is common knowledge, i.e., that the acknowledged achievements make the member a recognized leader due to the quality of his or her significant contribution in more than one of the three fields of activity listed above. Option 2: Demonstrate that the candidate has made an outstanding contribution in at least one field of activity. Nominators must demonstrate that the outstanding contribution of the candidate is common knowledge, i.e., that the acknowledged achievements make the member a recognized and prominent leader in the field(s) of activity selected. In addition, nomination files must highlight the fact that candidates clearly identify themselves as chartered professional accountants and that they are known and recognized as CPAs. The service and accomplishments of the individual throughout his/her career, not simply his/her career as a CPA, will be taken into account in determining eligibility. Submission of the nomination file Nominators are responsible for ensuring that the file is complete and that the information it contains is accurate and sufficient to allow the Selection Committee to evaluate fairly the nomination submitted. The decision of the Selection Committee and the Council/Board of Directors will primarily depend on the care taken to describe the member’s achievements. You should therefore clearly indicate the businesses, organizations and committees in which the member has been involved, his or her publications and accomplishments, as well as the relevant dates. While the nomination file must be complete in itself, please be aware that the Selection Committee reserves the right to have the main facts in support of a nomination validated by an outside source. Deadline for nominations is Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:00pm. Get the Nomination Form* and Sample Nomination Package here. *Forms MUST be completed as indicated in the Sample Nomination Package in order to be accepted for consideration.