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Please send proof of your name change (such as marriage certificate or name change certificate) by mail (800 – 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4N6) or fax (604-732-9439), Attention: Member Records. If you wish to order a replacement certificate in your new name, complete the Replacement Certificate Request form.
Our membership application form can be found here.
It can take 4-6 weeks to process your application, depending on when your application is received in our office and how long it takes to receive confirmation of your standing in your home province.
There is no application fee for members from other provinces when submitting your application for membership. When your application is approved you will receive an email from our Finance Department advising you to pay your member dues (pro-rated if applicable).
Email cpabcapplications@bccpa.ca if you have any questions regarding the application process.
No, our CPA Act states that only CPABC members can use the designation in BC. You must apply for membership with CPABC if you want to use your designation in BC.
If you intend to use the designation in your new province you must obtain membership there.
You must contact the CPA body where you are now living and download their application form(s). If any of the forms must be completed by CPABC you should email them to membership_confirmation@bccpa.ca. Note that CPABC does NOT transfer files when you move to a new province and does not automatically adjust your dues. You must advise CPABC by updating your contact information in Online Services if you move to another province.
If you are applying for membership after you have paid your CPABC member dues, you will pay a reduced rate to your new province.
If your home province confirms that you have already paid your full provincial and CPA Canada member dues there, you will be charge a reduced rate by CPABC.
Members must remit the full provincial and CPA Canada dues to at least one provincial accounting body or Bermuda. If you are living and working in BC you will be charged full dues here and should pay reduced dues to the second provincial accounting body.
We do not automatically cancel your membership if you have moved to another province or if you have been admitted to another CPA body in Canada.
If you do not work or have clients in BC you do not need to keep both CPA memberships.
To resign your membership with CPABC you must complete the Resignation Form and return your membership certificate(s).
Members can update their contact information by logging into Online Services and clicking on the Profile tab. Choose the appropriate tab from the menu on the right navigation.
Members can update their contact information by logging into Online Services and clicking on the Profile tab. Choose the appropriate tab from the menu on the right navigation.
Members can update their employment information by logging into Online Services, clicking on the Profile tab. Choose the appropriate tab from the menu on the right navigation. If your new employer is not listed in the drop down menu, please email memberrecords@bccpa.ca with your new employer’s name, full address and phone number.