In addition to the other admission requirements, applicants may only be enrolled as candidates, or admitted/readmitted to membership, after providing satisfactory evidence that they are of good character.
When completing an admission application, applicants are required to fully and candidly disclose any character concerns. Previous behaviour does not necessarily disqualify an applicant from enrollment or membership admission/readmission. Although not an exhaustive list, the following may be taken into consideration when reviewing good character:
- Relationship of the conduct in question to the CPA profession
- Seriousness of the conduct in question
- Circumstances underlying the conduct in question
- Age of the applicant at the time of the conduct in question
- Timing of the conduct in question
- Rehabilitative efforts and outcomes
- Applicant’s candor in the program or membership admissions process
- Materiality of any omissions or misrepresentations
- Risk to the public of the applicant being enrolled as a CPA candidate or admitted as a CPA member
- Any other relevant factors
The CPAWSB admission services team will contact you for more information and, if required, supporting documents if you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions asked during the admission process.