I want to join CPA today! What do I need to do?

Please click here to start your membership application process through our fast, safe and secure online system. Steps are provided to assist you in becoming part a member of CPA on the Join Today! webpage.

What documentation is required at time of the membership application?

Please upload a copy of any document from your university, which indicates your highest level of education obtained. This document must include ALL of the below requirements. If your documentation does not meet the below criteria, your application will be denied.

  1. Your full name
  2. Your university name
  3. Your complete program of study (e.g. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology)
  4. The year your degree was conferred OR your active status in the current academic year

If you are an active student, please provide documentation such as a schedule, an enrollment verification letter, or an unofficial transcript. These documents must meet the criteria outlined above.

All documentation must be submitted in English or French.

If you were educated outside of North America, please submit a WES Assessment of your degree.

Financial documentation, such as student loan forms, is not sufficient as they do not indicate your active status.

What is a CPA Section?

CPA Sections are the primary agents through which the particular and special needs of members are met and interests served, and have the power to initiate and undertake activities of relevance to its members, draft position papers on topics of relevance to the Section, initiate policy statements in areas of expertise, organize meetings within CPA, make specific representation to external agencies or organizations, if it has received the approval of the Board of Directors to do so. For more information, please visit our CPA Sections Page.

Can I enroll in a CPA Section online?

Yes, you can enroll in a CPA Section online, in several ways:

  • when completing the online Membership Renewal application;
  • when completing the New Membership application form; or
  • as a paid CPA Member/Affiliate, you can click on Membership Profile in the Members Only Area to enroll in a section at any time.

Please contact the CPA Member Service Centre at or by telephone 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324 if you need any assistance.

How long is my CPA Membership valid?

Your CPA Membership is valid for one calendar year. The CPA Membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.

Can I cancel my membership?

Yes, you may cancel your membership at any time. However, please note that CPA Membership fees are 100% non-refundable, non-transferable and may not be pro-rated.