May 10, 2024

In order to align with international norms for consistency with the credential recognition system the CPA Council approved a structural change to the way fees are charged for initial membership and examinations. These changes do not impact the net resources for the Council. The changes do not impact the initial registration program. Only renewal and foreign credential assessment programs will see changes.

Key points:

  • Initial exam and rewrite fees are fixed. Initial examinations fees do not include a free rewrite (excludes initial registration program).
  • Foreign credential assessment and exam fees are fixed and in line with standardized international fees set by the IPCD.
  • Renewal fees are fixed and identify the membership and code update elements.
  • Reinstatement fees now recognize a lapse of membership.

It is estimated the majority of members will receive a savings of $25 per year as the cost of rewrite examinations will be on a fee for service basis with free rewrites no longer subsidized by by the renewal system.

Our priority is to support our members, and the companies they serve throughout these unprecedented times. One of CPAC’s most significant roles continues to be verification of code credentials to the current requirements through the issuance of recognized Canadian credentials. More announcements will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Fee Schedule July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026*

Membership and Examinations Fee (+ tax)
New Member Registration: includes registration and dues for the code cycle, and 1 credential examination with 1 additional rewrite $420
Qualification Examination: includes 1 qualification examination only $300
Examination Rewrite: priced per examination rewrite $120
Membership Renewal & Exam: includes 4 year membership dues ($180) and 1 code update credential examination ($120) $300
Lapsed Membership Reinstatement: includes balance of current cycle membership dues and 1 code update credential examination $360
Foreign Credential Assessment: includes foreign credential assessment and exam $200