Registering as a Member

Become a CPA and join the ranks of Canada’s top strategic and financial decision-makers. By earning the CPA designation, you will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence required to be successful and influential.

There are two paths to register as a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan:

  1. As a candidate, or
  2. As an affiliate (which means a member of another professional accounting body pursuant to legislation in Canada or a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Bermuda.)
Applications for registration as a member may be provided to the Registrar between April 1 and February 28 (February 29 in a leap year) of each fiscal year. Applications received between March 1 and March 31 are deemed to be received on the following April 1.

To be considered, applications shall be fully completed. Incomplete applications shall be returned to the applicant.

Conditions, which are mutually agreed upon, may be placed on a member’s registration.

As a Candidate

To qualify as a member, a candidate who is pursuing the CPA designation through the CPA Professional Education Program must:

  1. Complete the CPA Certification Program, which includes:
    • passing the Common Final Examination (CFE); and
  2. Provide to the Registrar a complete CPA Saskatchewan board approved application form including:
    • a signed declaration of conduct,
  3. Pay fees to CPA Saskatchewan and CPA Canada.

Candidates will receive an email from CPA Saskatchewan with the appropriate application and fees information upon completion of the CPA Certification Program.

An individual who holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate issued by one of the state boards of accountancy compliant with the federal Uniform Accountancy Act in the United States of America or who is a member of a professional accounting body with which CPA Canada maintains a Mutual Recognition Agreement must first register as a candidate. See the section below on ‘To Register as a Candidate’. To qualify as a member, an individual who has been approved as a candidate shall:

  1. Provide to the Registrar a complete CPA Saskatchewan board approved application form including:
    • a signed declaration of conduct,
    • a recommendation for membership evidenced by at least two signatures of members of the Institute and
    • an acknowledgement of the Institute Rules.
  2. Pay fees to CPA Saskatchewan and CPA Canada.
The application and fee remittance forms are included with the letter from the Registrar approving the registration of the individual as a candidate of CPA Saskatchewan.

As an Affiliate

An affiliate is an individual who is a member in good standing of an equivalent professional accountant body pursuant to the legislation of another jurisdiction in Canada or the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Bermuda. To qualify as a member, the individual shall:

  1. Provide to the Registrar a complete CPA Saskatchewan board approved application form including:
    • a signed declaration of conduct,
    • the date of admission to membership of the professional accountant body,
    • an acknowledgement of the Institute Rules; and,
    • knowledge of the Standards of Professional Practice adopted by the Institute applicable to the category of practice under Bylaw 16.1 in which the individual proposes to practice.
  2. Pay fees to CPA Saskatchewan and CPA Canada.

Affiliates will contact the Registrar to request the application and fee remittance forms.

To Register as a Candidate

Individuals that are interested in completing the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) register through My CPA Portal at www.cpawsb.ca. If you would first like information on the CPA PEP go to www.cpask.ca/becomeacpa or contact us at CPA Saskatchewan.

Individuals that hold a Certified Public Accountant certificate issued by one of the state boards of accountancy compliant with the federal Uniform Accountancy Act in the United States of America or who is a member of a professional accounting body with which CPA Canada maintains a Mutual Recognition Agreement should contact the Registrar for information on the registration process.