CPD Requirements

Reach the top of your game with Continuing Professional Development

What is CPD?

Continuing professional development can support your career, equipping you with the knowledge and skills that you need to stay up to date in your field. Participating in CPD is essential for all CA ANZ members and this comes with some key benefits.  

We believe that CPD should be flexible, so you choose when and where you do your CPD hours through a range of educational activities, such as conferences, courses, workshops, technical discussion groups, webinars, mentoring, in-house training or self-directed learning. 

Even better, your chosen CPD activities are not restricted to courses associated with accounting or financial topics. If the activity is structured, educational or technical in content, and enhances your ability to do your job, that training can also go towards your CPD hours. 

When do I need to complete CPD?

CPD is accumulated within a three-year period, or triennium.

Your triennium is calculated from 1 July after you became a member. For example, if you were admitted on 12 February 2010, your triennium starts on 1 July 2010. If you were admitted on 20 September 2010, your triennium starts on 1 July 2011.

If you were originally an NZICA member, your trienniums are calculated from 1 July 2012.

If you were originally an ICAA member, your trienniums are calculated from 1 July 1994.

How to manage my CPD hours?

You can track your CPD hours in the CPD Log on My CA and get a quick overview of how you are progressing, and how many CPD hours you have undertaken at any point in time

From 1 October 2020, CPD purchases from the CA ANZ store will automatically appear in your log.

Once you've completed training, simply confirm the new professional development record to see the hours added to your CPD wheel. Through your annual notifications, you will also be able to confirm the CPD hours completed throughout the year.

Where do I gain CPD hours?

The CA Education Store offers a range of education programmes and learning opportunities, designed to help you develop and strengthen your skills.

Learn about technology trends, strategic negotiation, talent management and personal effectiveness, as well as sharpening your technical knowledge.

Flexible learning solutions include workshops, recorded and live webinars and conferences, developed and presented by experts and industry leaders.

How many CPD hours are required?

What are CPD exemptions?

We understand that changes to circumstances can affect the ability for members to meet their CPD requirements. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for a reduction in your CPD hours.

Find out more about current CPD exemption criteria.

Important changes to CPD requirements

Refreshed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements will be introduced for all trienniums (three-year periods) starting from 1 July 2021, adding value to your knowledge and skills while also simplifying and introducing greater flexibility about how to undertake and manage your CPD.