Going to Membership
Eligibility for Membership
To become a member of a provincial CPA governing body, candidates must be active learners with CPAWSB (annual re-enrollment complete for the academic year and all CPAWSB outstanding fees paid) and should have successfully completed all three days of the CFE and the practical experience requirements (PER).
Applying for Membership
Candidates who have fulfilled the eligibility requirements should initiate a membership application with their respective provincial CPA body.
For questions about applying for membership or membership eligibility, please contact your provincial CPA governing body directly. Each province will have the relevant forms and information regarding application for membership and convocation on their provincial website.
Candidates will continue to have access to Knotia via Desire2Learn until they are recognized as members of a provincial body.
Refund of Dues
Once a month, each provincial CPA governing body sends CPAWSB a list of candidates who have been accepted into membership. CPAWSB processes the list and closes the candidates’ School files, which automatically issues any applicable refunds using the original method of payment.
CPAWSB and the Western provincial CPA bodies have agreed upon a harmonized fee structure for candidates moving to membership based on the quarter that a membership application is approved.
CPAWSB will refund annual dues for the academic year you go to membership as follows:
|Date of Membership||Refund of dues paid to CPAWSB|
|April 1 to June 30||100%|
|July 1 to September 30||65%|
|October 1 to December 31||35%|
|January 1 to March 31||No refund|
**Please note the refund can take up to 45 days after date of membership.