Continuing Professional Development is an ongoing program of learning which empowers members to engage in learning activities to enhance their professional capabilities and competencies. In order to maintain public trust, and to uphold the reputation of the CPA designation, all members must continually update their professional knowledge. When determining CPD eligibility members should consider Rule 203 of the Code of Professional Conduct.
Rule 203 – Professional Competence:
A member shall sustain professional competence by keeping informed of, and complying with, developments in professional standards in all functions in which the member provides professional services or is relied upon because of the member’s calling.
The mandatory CPD requirements for members of the CPABC have been aligned with the International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC) CPD standards. As all of the provincial CPA bodies have also adopted the IFAC standards, this brings greater harmonization to the CPD requirements for CPAs across Canada and their counterparts around the world.
Part 6 - Continuing Professional Development of the CPABC’s Bylaws and Bylaw Regulations governs CPD for all members.