Q1. What is CPA (Certified Public Accountant)?
Ans:- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the title of qualified accountants in numerous countries in the English-speaking world. In the United States, the CPA is a license to provide accounting services to the public. It is awarded by each of the 50 states for practice in that state. Additionally, almost every state (49 out of 50) has passed mobility laws to allow CPAs from other states to practice in their state. State licensing requirements vary, but the minimum standard requirements include passing the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, 150 semester units of college education, and one year of accounting related experience.
Q2. How to apply for CPA?
Ans:- As part of your membership application you will need to provide supporting documentation so that we can verify the information you have provided. You will be prompted to upload digital copies of your original documents as you go through the online application. Your personal outcome cannot be confirmed until all the required documents are provided and you have ticked the relevant statement boxes in the application.
Q3. List of the documents required CPA Registration.
Ans:- Transcripts can be from a tertiary degree, postgraduate tertiary degree or professional body qualification. We will accept official e-copies of transcripts where the institution, your full name and results are clear.
EVIDENCE OF DEGREE COMPLETION
If you have completed your degree, and this is not stated in your official transcript, you will need to provide a degree certificate or completion letter that states the degree is ‘complete’
PROOF OF IDENTITY
If you haven’t completed the online identity verification, please provide one of the following:
Passport (ID page)
National ID card
Drivers licence (with photo)
Q4. What is the format of the documents?
Ans:- The digital copies of the documents you upload in your application must:
• Be in colour, clear and legible*
• Be clearly named in English with a brief description
• Be in one of the following formats: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, PDF, TIFF. Please note that encrypted PDF or compressed files will not be accepted.
*Please use a resolution of at least 300 dpi or have a file size greater than 1 MB but less than 10 MB.
Q5. What is Membership Fees?
|New memberships||Fee (AUD)|
|Application fee (2017)||$164|
|Application Review fee||$91|
|First year membership: Associate (full year)||$296|
|First year membership: CPA or FCPA (full year)||$654|
|First year membership: Associate (half year)||$148|
|First year membership: CPA or FCPA (half year)||$327|