Use your GAA membership to become a CA

If you’re a member of a Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) organisation who gained membership through a professional pathway program you may be eligible to apply for CA ANZ membership.

GAA reciprocal member bodies include:

  • AICPA - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • CPA Canada - Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
  • ICAS - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • CAI - Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • HKICPA - Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • SAICA - The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

The pathway to becoming a CA with CA ANZ for full members of a GAA reciprocal body is straightforward. Simply follow the steps below to apply for CA ANZ membership.

GAA Step 1 GAA Step 2

 

Step 1: Obtain required documentation

Full GAA members must meet the following criteria before making an application for CA ANZ Membership:

  • be a current full member in good standing of a GAA reciprocal member body
  • gained their membership through the relative Professional Pathway Program (not through a third-party arrangement)
  • obtain a Letter of Good Standing from your GAA body. The letter must be dated within 3 months of the date of your application for membership.

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Step 2: Apply for Special Admission to Full CA ANZ Membership

Please read the application form carefully to understand all our entry requirements specific to your GAA membership body.

Processing times are approximately 20 business days except during peak periods where longer processing times may occur.

Full CA ANZ Membership

More information on the benefits of full CA ANZ membership.

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Optional

In addition to applying for membership to CA ANZ you will need to apply for a Certificate of Public Practice (CPP) if you plan to provide services to the public as a Chartered Accountant. You may also apply for Audit Rights to enable you the right to practice and perform audit duties in Australia and New Zealand if you are living in Australia or New Zealand.

Apply for Certificate of Public Practice (CPP)

More information on the certificate of public practice.

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Apply for Audit Rights

More information on Audit Rights.

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* NOTE: GAA reciprocal member bodies include:

  • AICPA - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • CPA Canada - Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
  • ICAS - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • CAI - Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • HKICPA - Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • SAICA - The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

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