New Member Guidelines
New graduates begin reporting their CPD activities in their first full year of membership.
Activities undertaken since graduation can be included in that first report. For example, a student graduating in August 2011 would submit the first annual report for the year 2012; the three-year reporting period is 2012, 2013, 2014. Any activities undertaken from September 2011 to December 2012 would be reported on the first reporting form due by January 31, 2013.
New graduates are also required to take a one-day rules and standards workshop as a requirement of certification. Graduates have one full calendar year from their date of graduation to complete this requirement.
Under the CGA-ACCA Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), members are required to maintain their membership with ACCA and CGA, as well as report professional development to both authorities. The CGA-BC CPD requirements are the same as ACCA’s: both have adopted the International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC) CPD standards. Upon admission to membership, members are required to report CPD annually to both CGA and ACCA.
For example, members accepted into CGA-BC membership through the MRA in 2011 would submit their first annual CPD report for the year 2011; the first year in the reporting period including 2011, 2012 and 2013. Such a member would be required to report any activities undertaken from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 before the January 31, 2012 deadline.
Completion of ACCA’s Realise CPD program requirements will satisfy the CPD requirement set by CGA.
The online Overview of UK Tax and Law course qualifies for a maximum of 15 CPD hours under the Verifiable 1 category of the CGA CPD program.
If you find you need assistance, e-mail the CPD Administrator.