Application deadline: October 31

The PD Pass for Academic Members is open to high school and post-secondary educators that are CPABC members.  It provides 20 Passport credits through the CPABC PD program, which offers over 1,000 PD sessions. The cost of the PD Pass, valued at $900, is covered by the CPAEF through the generosity of member donations. The PD Pass is offered exclusively to CPABC members in academia (contract or tenured) at an accredited BC post-secondary institution who can confirm that the majority of their income (75%) comes from full-time teaching or other scholarly activities (such as authoring textbooks, research papers, or articles). 

Registrations for the PD Pass will be accepted from August 1 until October 31 for the current year’s PD program. No passes will be issued after October 31 until the following year.

To enquire about the PD Pass, email the CPAEF.

The Doctoral Support Program is designed to assist CPABC or CPA Yukon members pursuing doctoral studies for a teaching and research career in accounting, assurance, or taxation in BC.

The program provides select applicants with loans up to a maximum of $10,000 per year for up to four years (which may be forgivable if the candidate successfully earns a doctorate within five years of commencing the doctoral program, and teaches accounting at a BC university immediately upon completion of the doctorate, with one year of teaching for each year of support). The applicant must be a resident in BC or Yukon at time of application.

Learn more about the Doctoral Support Program.

Application deadline: May 15

The CPABC Master’s Degree Bursary, worth up to $2,500, is open to CPABC members who have been accepted into a master’s degree in Business Administration or other fields of study related to accounting. To be eligible to receive this bursary, enrollment must be at a recognized university and applicants must demonstrate financial need and the intent to teach in academia.

To apply, please submit these documents by following the submission instructions noted in the application form:

  • The completed application form;
  • A transcript of marks from an undergraduate degree or professional certification;
  • Evidence of acceptance into the Master’s degree program;
  • A letter of academic reference; and
  • A cover letter explaining the reasons for requesting financial assistance.

Apply for CPABC Masters Degree Bursary

The Fund provides short-term assistance to CPA members suffering from unusual financial hardship and is open to all CPA members. Since its inception, the Fund has consistently provided support for individuals dealing with alcoholism and addiction, debilitating health issues, and other crises resulting in financial hardship.

To inquire about the Benevolent Fund please contact advisory services

Learn more about CPA Benevolent Fund.

Members awarded the Distinguished Service Award also receive the Ritchie W McCloy Award.  The award is from an endowment, established to mark Ritchie’s legacy, and is administered by the Vancouver Foundation.  The award funds goes to a candidate or member that has exemplified service and volunteerism in the accounting profession. The recipient selects a registered charity to receive funds on their behalf.