CPD Requirements

It is important for CA ANZ to maintain the quality and expertise of the profession and it is for this reason that all members are required to undertake continuing professional development

Member CPD requirements

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, in-house training or self-directed learning. For trienniums commencing from 1 July 2021 members are also able to include on-the-job training for up to 50% of their verifiable CPD requirements provided it is verified using the CA ANZ prescribed on-the-job CPD form.

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 begins from 1 July after you became a full member. For example, if you were admitted on 12 February 2015, your triennium starts on 1 July 2015. If you were admitted on 20 September 2015, your triennium starts on 1 July 2016. 

If you were an NZICA member admitted prior to 1 July 2012, your first triennium began on 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 choose how you record details of your CPD,  for example in excel or word or alternatively you can track your CPD hours in the My CA CPD Log  and get a quick overview of how you are progressing, and how many CPD hours you have undertaken at any point in time. 

For all members for all trienniums commencing from 1 July 2021, you will also need to keep documentation which provides evidence to support verifiable CPD such as certificates of completion, copies of course materials, copies of invoices or proof of attendance, calendar records or complete the CA ANZ prescribed on-the-job CPD form

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. 

Important changes to CPD requirements 

Refreshed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements have been 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.  

Find out more

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 for a reduction in your CPD hours.

Find out more about current CPD exemption criteria.

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