Learn more about the CPD/CPE requirements for Canada, the US and internationally.
CPA British Columbia
CPD does not have to be taken through CPABC – it does not even have to be taken in Canada. CPD may be completed through any learning institution, organization, and/or employer. Nor does CPD have to be accounting related – members choose the area of learning. Verifiable CPD only has to be relevant to the member’s particular employment or professional role, business situation, or career aspirations. At least half of the minimum CPD requirement must be satisfied with verifiable CPD.
Verifiable Qualifying Hours
Refers to learning activities for which there is satisfactory evidence to objectively verify participation. Members may only report the actual number of hours that were spent developing new or existing competencies.
Examples of verifiable CPD:
CPA New Brunswick
CPA Newfoundland & Labrador
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities are expected to develop and maintain professional competence to enable you to continue to perform your professional role. Any learning and development that is relevant and appropriate to your work and professional responsibilities and growth as a CPA will qualify for CPD.
The minimum requirement for CPD is that every member, except members who are exempt, shall report:
CPA Northwest Territories/Nunavut
Effective January 2019, the CPD standard requires a:
CPA Nova Scotia
CPAs must complete at least 120 hours of CPD in every three-year period and submit a CPD Declaration each year.
Every year: You must complete a minimum of 20 hours of CPD (including 10 verifiable hours).
You must submit your CPD Declaration for the previous calendar year at the same time you pay your Annual Membership Dues (AMD) by completing the AMD/CPD application in My Portal.
Every triennial period: You must complete 120 hours of CPD (including 60 verifiable hours, four of which are related to professional ethics).
CPA Prince Edward Island
All CPA members shall retain documentation to support the verifiable learning activities. Such documentation shall be retained for five years after the completion of any particular year. The CPD hours could be audited. In those instances, the CPA member would have to prove their CPD hours by submitting support documentation.
As a CPA, unless exempt, you are required to devote at least 120 hours to continuing education activities per three-year rolling reference period, including 4 hours of structured training activities in professional ethics, and to report your hours annually before September 30. Only certain retired members have no obligations respecting compulsory continuing education.
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You can check on the status of meeting the annual and three-year cycle CPD requirements at any time through the CPA SK Portal. A CPA who will not meet the minimum annual or three-year cycle requirements for CPD by December 31st is required to submit a CPD plan. The CPD plan must be submitted by email before April 15th.