Application deadline: October 31

The PD Pass for Academic Members 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 until October 31 for the current year’s PD program. No passes will be issued after that date until the following year.

To enquire about the PD Pass, email the CPAEF.

The CPAEF Speaker Series helps post-secondary institutions bring PD to their accounting educators by providing funding of up to $2,500 twice a year to bring a speaker of their choice to their school. Please note that preference will be given to applications where the speaker content can be shared with faculty from more than one institution, or where faculty from more than one institution will be invited to attend. Download the application form.

Deadline for submissions: Spring/Summer Call by February 28; Fall Winter Call by August 31.

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.

The CPAEF hosts a biennial Accounting Educators' and Academics’ Symposium in the spring in the Lower Mainland. CPABC members who are accounting educators in BC are invited to attend this unique opportunity to learn and exchange ideas about the latest developments in the accounting profession.

In 2022, the symposium will be held on Friday, June, 3 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC.


The Chartered Professional Accountants’ Professorship in Accounting at the University of British Columbia was established through a legacy foundation in 1996. This post is offered to a senior accounting scholar whose research interests and reputation round out the needs of the accounting division at UBC, and who plays a prominent role in the development of the accounting curriculum and is actively involved in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, this individual is expected to champion the accounting profession within the faculty and serve as a spokesperson for the UBC Accounting program in the professional community. The CPA Professorship in Accounting is currently filled by Dr. Kin Lo, PhD, FCPA, FCA.

Dr. Craig Emby, CPA, CA, and Dr. Dennis Chung, CPA, CA, currently hold these fellowships, which support professors in conducting fundamental research of interest to the accounting profession, leading to publications in accounting journals.

The PD Reimbursement for High School Teachers and Counsellors program provides reimbursement for certain sessions offered through the CPABC PD program, including sessions on Excel, pivot tables, business intelligence, information and business technology, people management, strategy, governance, risk, and human resource management. Visit the CPABC PD website to see course offerings

To apply for reimbursement, complete the application form and submit it with a copy of your receipt of payment along with a letter of support from your school principal. This special program is offered exclusively to BC high school teachers and counsellors who are part of the CPABC Teacher Colleague program. To find out more about the Teacher Colleague program contact Larry Jung.

Download the Reimbursement Form