Use of CPA Designation

With the proclamation of The Accounting Profession Act on November 10, 2014, all Saskatchewan’s accountants are now united under a single designation banner – CPA.

The Accounting Profession Act (‘the APA’) subsection 22(3) limits members’ use of legacy designations in accordance with section 59 and the Bylaws. Section 59 is the “tagging” provision which requires that members, who were members of legacy bodies on November 9, 2014, must use the legacy designation when using the CPA designation.

The CPA Saskatchewan Board has recognized that incorporation of the CPA designation and the required ‘tagging’ of legacy designations into certain materials requires a reasonable transition period.

Therefore, during the eight months immediately following proclamation of the APA, the Registrar will not take any enforcement action permitted in the Bylaws respecting the public use or reference of the CPA and legacy designations authorized or controllable by a member. Such uses or references include but are not limited to:
  1. business cards, firm stationary, signage;
  2. marketing materials;
  3. websites; and
  4. documents available to the public.

For greater clarity, this transitional accommodation will not apply to signature lines on reports or correspondence, whether in paper or electronic form.

If you require further clarification, please contact us at

For additional information on how to use the CPA designation, please select the appropriate category:

Individual Member