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Annual Re-enrollment FAQs

Annual dues cover learner registration with the School for one academic year: April 1 to March 31 of the following year. Invoices are issued before the due date. 

Annual dues are used to develop, enhance, and deliver the CPA certification program and its prerequisites, and to develop support services so the CPA profession can provide the best education and support for students and candidates. For more information on services available in your province, please contact your provincial CPA body.   

New learners are charged annual dues when they submit an admission application and are based on the session that has been applied to. Thereafter they are billed dues every year at the same time as all other learners.   

All learners must pay annual dues to maintain their status in good standing with CPAWSB. 

All currently-registered CPAWSB learners are responsible for ensuring their dues are paid, whether directly or through employers. 

If you have successfully completed the CFE but not received the CPA designation, you are a candidate. If you expect to be admitted to membership in 2021/22 you must pay 2021/22 annual dues. You may be eligible for a pro-rated refund of annual dues depending on when you become a member.  

If you are registered as a learner with CPAWSB, you are required to pay annual dues. If you are a candidate and wish to transfer to another regional body, please contact cpaapplication@cpawsb.ca to work with our staff to facilitate this transfer. If you are a student and wish to transfer to another region, please contact prepapplication@cpawsb.ca.  

Suspension: If you fail to pay annual dues before May 31, you will be suspended in the first week of June. Anyone suspended from CPA PEP will not have any rights or privileges of a candidate, including the right to enroll in modules or exams or the right to have any practical experience recognized. 

Withdrawal: When you are suspended, you will be informed of the final deadline to pay your dues. If you fail to pay your dues before the specified deadline, you will be permanently withdrawn from CPA PEP. 

If you are withdrawn for non-payment of dues, you will: 

  • Lose all rights and privileges of being a CPAWSB candidate, including access to online resources via D2L 
  • Lose any transition provisions or special considerations if you are a legacy transition candidate 
  • Lose credit for any completed CPA PEP modules 
  • Lose any earned practical experience 

If you seek to re-register, you will be treated as a new candidate and need to request and pay for a transcript assessment to confirm eligibility for CPA PEP. You will be assessed based on the entrance requirements at the time. 

Additional details are available here.  

Suspension: If you fail to pay annual dues before May 31, you will be suspended in the first week of June. Anyone suspended from the CPA preparatory courses will not have any rights or privileges of a student, including the right to enroll in courses or exams. 

Withdrawal: If you do not pay annual dues by March 31 of the year following suspension, you will be permanently withdrawn.  

If you are withdrawn for non-payment of dues, you will: 

  • Lose all rights and privileges of being a CPAWSB student 
  • Lose any transition provisions or special considerations if you are a legacy transition candidate 

If you seek to re-register, you will be treated as a new student and need to request and pay for a transcript assessment to confirm eligibility for the CPA preparatory courses. You will be assessed based on the entrance requirements at the time. 

Receipts for all transactions are available through My CPA portal. Click on My Profile >> CPA Account and then select the invoice you would like from the list. Select View to see the details of a specific invoice. 

If your employer pays your fees, you must print a copy of the invoice available on My CPA portal and provide it to your employer. 

Provide your invoice to your employer as soon as possible to ensure there are no delays that may result in suspension. 

You are ultimately responsible for payment of annual dues. 

All CPAWSB learners must pay annual dues. If you have successfully completed the CFE but not yet received the CPA designation, you are a candidate. If you expect to be admitted to membership in 2021/22 you must pay the 2021/22 annual dues. You may be eligible for a pro-rated refund of annual dues depending on when you become a member.