Being a CPA Section Chair

The CPA has compiled the following documents to aid Chairs of CPA’s Sections in the formation, responsibilities, and running of a Section.

Sections Operations Manual

Section Terms of Reference

Within one year of obtaining approval to establish a Section, a Section is required to pass Terms of Reference (by email vote or at the Section’s annual business meeting held during the Convention) in conformity with the Model Terms of Reference (2016). These Section-passed Terms of Reference shall be forwarded for Board approval to the Chair of the Committee on Sections via email at

Section Terms of Reference may completely parallel the Model Terms of Reference structure, or may expand on them as the Section sees fit.

CPA By-Laws

Sections have official status under the By-Laws of the Association (see CPA By-laws).