Legal Name Verification
All applicants must provide proof of their full legal name upon application to CPA PEP as specified by Provincial statutes and CPA PEP Harmonised Education Policies (HEP) Section 1.5. To satisfy the conditions, you are required to upload a copy of a government-issued primary identification which includes your full legal name.
- If you are a Canadian citizen, your legal name is the name identified on your birth certification or, if different from your birth certificate, your current legal name due to marriage, divorce, or official name change.
- If you are not a Canadian citizen, your legal name is the name identified on your passport and/or immigration documents.
If you do not use your legal first name, you can enter preferred first name on your My CPA profile (e.g. Mike instead of Michael), but this will only be used for informal communications such as emails. All official documents, such as status letters or CPA transcripts, will use your legal name.
IMPORTANT: CPA PEP applications will be held for one week after they are submitted. If you haven’t uploaded the necessary documentation within one week, the application will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued. Please wait until you have the necessary document ready to upload before resubmitting your application.