Fees and CPD
The deadline is April 15 for you to:
- Complete your CPD reporting and declaration as required by Bylaw 23.1;
- Complete your member registration renewal online as required by Bylaw 10.4; and
- Pay your annual fees as required by Bylaw 130.1(a).
Member Renewal and Fees
All CPAs are required to complete an annual renewal of member registration with CPA Saskatchewan. The renewal cycle begins on April 1 of each year. The renewal cycle includes updating member information, paying fees and declaring Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) activities.
The renewal is due April 15 and must be completed by May 15 to ensure your CPA designation remains in good standing with CPA Saskatchewan. The renewal is completed online through the CPA SK Portal.
Your login is the preferred email address in our records. If you have forgotten your password, click the “Forgot my password” link on the login page to reset your password.
Once you’ve completed all steps, invoices and receipts are available online through the CPA SK Portal. CPA Saskatchewan staff cannot accept payments by credit card over the phone and are not able to provide copies of invoices or receipts.
Continuing Professional Development
Every member shall participate in CPD (Bylaw 23.1). The minimum requirements are:
- 120 hours of CPD every 3 years and 20 hours annually (Bylaw 23.2)
- 60 hours of verifiable CPD every 3 years and 10 hours annually (Bylaw 23.3)
- 4 hours of verifiable CPD every 3 years related to ethics (Bylaw 23.4)
We encourage you to report your CPD activities throughout the year on your member portal. This will allow you to check on the status of your accumulated hours to ensure you are able to proactively plan to meet the minimum requirements annually.
CPD activities are earned on a calendar year basis; therefore, you have until December 31 of each year to obtain the minimum requirements. The due date to report your completed CPD activities and to make your annual CPD declaration is the following April 15.
If you have a deficiency in either the annual or three-year cycle minimum requirements, you will be required to submit a declaration of non-compliance by April 15. This declaration includes your commitment to address the deficiency within the next calendar year. Should you fail to meet the minimum requirements for CPD for two or more consecutive calendar years, you will be required to submit a formal CPD plan for review by the Registration Committee. In reviewing the formal CPD plan, the Registration Committee may choose to restrict or suspend your registration.
The following resources have been developed to assist you in complying with the minimum CPD requirements:
When planning out your CPD activities for the calendar year, please ensure there is appropriate balance in your learning activities, with activities chosen to enhance or maintain the technical and enabling competencies required of your current or future role as a CPA:
Technical competencies (based on the CPA Canada Competency Map – Click here):
Ethics CPD Hours
Bylaw 23.4 is effective January 1, 2019 and introduces the requirement of Ethics CPD. CPAs have until December 31, 2021 to get 4 verifiable hours of PD related to ethics. The professional ethics requirement can be fulfilled through CPA Saskatchewan or other sources. It is anticipated that the 4 hours would be accumulated through various separate professional ethics learning activities over the three year period. A learning activity related to professional ethics must address the application of ethical principles that are relevant to your work or professional situation. Some examples of ethics PD topics are:
- CPA Saskatchewan regulatory updates covering the CPA Saskatchewan Act, Bylaws, Board Rules and Rules of Professional Conduct
- Regulatory updates that are relevant and appropriate to the CPA’s role or industry
- Professional conduct
- Corporate codes of conduct
- Independence/conflict of interest
- Ethical decision making, approaches, thinking and case studies
- Ethical business culture
- Corporate social responsibility
- Honesty in business practice
- Bribery and corruption
- Doing the right thing
- Reputation and risk
- Anti money-laundering
Example of Ethics CPD
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