Member Licence Renewal

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Renewal of your member licence for the period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 (2021 licence) is required pursuant to Regulatory Bylaw 16.5.

Click to watch a walk through of the Licence and Professional Corporation Renewal Form

You are required to complete the renewal form and pay the licence renewal fees online through the CPA Saskatchewan Member Portal by December 14, 2020.

It is important to start from the link noted above to avoid error messages displaying in the renewal process. It is also recommended that you clear your cache and browser history and use a private window or incognito mode during renewal. If an error message displays, you will be required to login again to your account.

The online renewal process has changed since last year. Please read this notice carefully prior to going online.

  • Click on the ‘Sign in’ link in the top right corner of your screen. Your username for the CPA Saskatchewan Member Portal is your preferred email address. Your preferred email address is used for you to receive the CPA SK Connect newsletter. You will need to change your password on initial log in if you have not done so already. Passwords need to be a minimum of 7 characters with at least 1 letter and 1 number.
  • Steps to change your password, if applicable:
    • Click on the ‘Sign in’ link on the top blue menu of the CPA Saskatchewan website to open the sign in page.
    • Click on the ‘Forgot password’ link under the Username and Password boxes.
    • Enter your email address in the Forgot Password box and click ‘Submit’.
  • You should receive an email with instructions from CPA Saskatchewan within 20 minutes. If you don’t receive this in your Inbox, please check your Spam/Junk folder or try another email address that you may have on record with CPA Saskatchewan.
  • If you haven’t received the password reset email after 30 minutes or have any technical issues, please contact CPA Saskatchewan.

Prior to proceeding online, please gather the following information:

  • Eligible practical experience hours in professional accounting within the past 12 months.

If you do not meet the minimum practical experience hours requirement, please complete an exemption request form (attached to the notice email). Please email your completed exemption request to CPA Saskatchewan by December 14, 2020. All exemption requests are approved by the Professional Practice Committee. Based on the information included in your renewal, your licence may be approved for an exemption or may have conditions listed or may be cancelled.

  • Details supporting verifiable continuing professional development activities relating to professional accounting (i.e., assurance or financial reporting) since January 1, 2020.

Enter CPD hours through the CPA Saskatchewan Member Portal under the “My CPD” tab. The CPD hours you enter for your licence will automatically update in your CPD log. However, you have up to April 15, 2021 to enter any remaining CPD hours not related to professional accounting for the 2020 CPD period and complete your annual and 3-year declarations.

It is recommended that you enter your CPD under the “My CPD” tab prior to proceeding to the online renewal form so that total licensing CPD hours displays in the form correctly. It is also recommended that you review the CPD activity for each year (2020, 2019, 2018) to verify all hours are allocated to licensing correctly. If you require amendment to any CPD for 2019 or 2018, please email CPA Saskatchewan prior to proceeding with renewal.

If you do not meet the minimum CPD requirements, please complete a CPD plan (attached to the notice email). Please email your completed CPD plan to CPA Saskatchewan by December 14, 2020 for approval by the Registrar or the Professional Practice Committee.

  • The name and member ID number of the licensed member providing your competency assessment reference. Alternatively, you may complete a self-assessment of your competency as it relates to practice professional accounting (available in the online renewal form).

If you complete a self-assessment, it is recommended that you print your screen prior to finalizing your renewal so that you have this information for your records as a summary report is not available. However, you may re-enter the online renewal form at any time and the information previously saved will be available. If you have to exit the form prior to finalizing all information in the online renewal, it is recommended that you select “Save Progress”.

  • After clicking “Submit”, there will be a detailed billing page. You may proceed to payment by clicking on the cart. If you want itemized billing, please print this screen or take a screenshot of the screen.
  • After clicking on the cart, payment can be made by credit card or by selecting the ‘pay later’ to pay by cheque or EFT. Members interested in paying by EFT need to contact accounting prior to sending the EFT. Enter the current date in the PO# field.
  • The renewal process is complete when you get to the order confirmation page. If necessary, you may send a copy of the order confirmation to another email address. You will receive a copy automatically.

A licence application is considered complete when all required steps of the renewal, all forms are submitted (as applicable) and payment is received. Please allow approximately 30 days to process your licence renewal application, notwithstanding additional information required to support your renewal, approval of your exemption request or approval of your CPD plan.

Note: If you are paying by cheque for a group of renewal fees related to licences and professional corporations (in addition to the firm fees), all members must have completed the member licence and professional corporation renewals online prior to the payment being processed. Please provide a written explanation to CPA Saskatchewan on what the cheque covers.

All information submitted to CPA Saskatchewan in support of your licence renewal is subject to verification or request to provide additional information at the time of licence renewal or at the firm's next practice inspection. Please retain records of all the information used in your licence renewal application.

A licence is considered expired if renewal is not made prior to December 31. After December 31, you will no longer be permitted to practice professional accounting and may be subject to a cease and desist and/or penalty if you continue to practice without a valid licence. If your licence is expired and you wish to continue practicing professional accounting, you may be required to complete and meet all licensing qualifications on an initial licence application.

FAQs

If you have any questions regarding the renewal process or general licensing inquiries, please refer to our FAQ or contact CPA Saskatchewan. Please allow 5 business days for response. If you have any technical issues, please email.