Pathway to membership from CPA Australia

Become a Chartered Accountant through recognition of eligibility

In brief

  • Experienced members of CPA Australia may be eligible to become members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Special Admission to Membership application form must be submitted for assessment

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand offers a pathway for Full members of CPA Australia to be admitted as a Chartered Accountant.

Current Full members in good standing of CPA Australia may apply for admission to CA ANZ as a Special Admission under By-Law 14. To apply:

1. Check your Eligibility

CPA Australia members must meet the following criteria before making an application for CA ANZ membership:

  • Your admission to CPA Australia membership was granted on the basis of your successful completion of the CPA Australia professional program.
  • You hold a qualification recognised as comparable to an Australian or New Zealand Bachelor's degree.
  • You have had at least 10 years of experience post your admission to CPAA as a Full member.
  • Your have attained a senior position/s in your career.

2. You need to provide us with these documents:

  • A Letter of good standing from CPAA issued within the last 3 months confirming your pathway to membership and the start date of your full membership.
  • Copies of your tertiary qualification certificate/s and transcript/s.
  • List of continuing professional development activities (including number of hours) in the past three (3) years.
  • A copy of your CV outlining positions held over the past 10 years.
  • Two written references from full CA CA ANZ members. Please note that if you are unable to find two CA ANZ referees, we will accept one reference from a CA ANZ member who is a Full Chartered Accountant and one reference from a member of another Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) body that CA ANZ has a current Reciprocal Membership Agreement with, or from an FCCA member of the ACCA.

3. Apply for Special Admission to Full CA ANZ Membership

Complete the Application for Special Admission to Membership Form. Processing times are approximately 20 business days except during peak periods where longer processing times may occur.

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