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Membership Readmission
Regular
Retired
Senior Retired Status
Associate
Yukon
Family
Educational Leave 

 

Note:In all cases, you must apply for a change in member status. For further details, please contact [ecombrinck#cga-bc,org]Elize Combrinck, Coordinator, Membership at (604) 730-6229.

 

 

Membership Readmission 


Association policy requires that any former Member applying for readmission to membership must complete and submit an application form and pay a separate administrative fee of $275.00 plus GST.  Payment received for the administrative fee will be deposited forthwith by the Association and is non-refundable.  Should your application for readmission be accepted, you are required to pay the annual member dues that would have been payable during the period you were not a Member, to a maximum of five years plus the current year. Please note that any outstanding Professional Conduct matters are also addressed prior to an application being considered for readmission.

When the Member Readmission Committee reviews applications for readmission, they may consider certain professional development requirements as a condition of your readmission.  If you have any suggestions in this area, you may wish to include them with your application. The Readmission Committee may also require further information from you and may request that you attend a meeting.  After their review, a recommendation will be made to the Board of Governors for consideration at their next meeting.

Please take note that the definition of Practice of Public Accounting was revised effective September 24, 2011.  This information is found in the definitions section of the Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct (CEPROC). The CEPROC is found in the “Ethics and Standards” section of the members’ area.  Any former member considering readmission should take note of the changed definition. The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) regarding this is in the Public Practice section under “Register in Public Practice”.  If you will be registering in Public Practice, the Public Practice Registration Package is also available in this area.

To request an application for readmission and to answer any questions you may have in this regard, please contact Anita Fortune, Coordinator, Professional Conduct, at 604-730-6236 or toll free at 1-800-565-1211 ext 236.


 

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Regular 

This is a member living in British Columbia, paying regular CGA-BC and CGA-Canada member dues to CGA-BC. This status also includes a CGA-BC member who has moved out of Canada (other than Macau, China, or the Caribbean) and unconditional transfer-ins. This member can vote. This member participates in the continuing professional development program.

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Retired 

A member may be granted retired member status if all of the following requirements are met:

  • The member is permanently retired.
  • The member earns less than $31,000 annually in active income* as defined below.
  • The member is not engaged in any activity that requires the member to be registered in the practice of public accounting as determined by the Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct and the policies of CGA-BC.
  • The member is a minimum of 55 years of age or older.
  • The member understands that if they undertake any professional commitments, either paid or voluntary, they continue to have an ethical obligation to maintain knowledge and skills to perform competently, in accordance with the Rule 301 of the Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct:

    “A member shall sustain professional competence by keeping informed of, and complying with, developments in the acknowledged standards of the profession in all areas in which the member practices or is relied upon because of the member’s profession.”  
  • The member agrees to confirm eligibility for retired member status on an annual basis in the manner and form as prescribed by CGA-BC.
  • If eligibility has changed or changes during the year, the member must promptly advise the Association by contacting the Member Registrar by email: ecombrinck@cga-bc.org or by phone: 604.730.6229.

*Active income includes all income except EI, pension or other retirement income, investment income, support payments or disability income. The amount of active income is adjusted annually to reflect a market adjustment for inflation.

The annual fee for members in this category is reduced to 15% of the regular member dues with no dues payable to CGA-Canada. Members granted retired member status are eligible to vote and are exempted from reporting their CPD activities.

A retired member who re-enters the work force, is required to apply for a change in membership status immediately. The Member Readmission Committee will determine any upgrading of professional development which may be required and the member pays the difference between the retired member dues and the regular member dues for the current year.

Apply for Retired Member status.

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Senior Retired Status 


Effective September 20, 2012 the Board resolved that a member may be granted senior retired member status if all of the following requirements are met:

  • The member is permanently retired.
  • The member earns less than $31,000 annually in active income* as defined below.
  • The member is not engaged in any activity that requires the member to be registered in the practice of public accounting as determined by the Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct and the policies of CGA-BC.
  • The member is a minimum of 75 years of age or older.
  • The member understands that if they undertake any professional commitments, either paid or voluntary, they continue to have an ethical obligation to maintain knowledge and skills to perform competently, in accordance with the Rule 301 of the Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct:

    “A member shall sustain professional competence by keeping informed of, and complying with, developments in the acknowledged standards of the profession in all areas in which the member practices or is relied upon because of the member’s profession.”  
  • The member confirms eligibility upon application for senior retired member status.
  • If eligibility has changed or changes during the year, the member must promptly advise the Association by contacting the Member Registrar by email: ecombrinck@cga-bc.org or by phone: 604.730.6229.

*For the purposes of this policy active income includes all income except EI, pension or other retirement income, investment income, support payments or disability income. The amount of active income is adjusted annually to reflect a market adjustment for inflation.

There is no annual fee for members in this category with no dues payable to CGA-Canada. Members granted senior retired member status, are exempted from reporting their CPD activities. This member is eligible to vote.

The Member Registrar will check each year and before the annual member dues notices are mailed which members are turning 75 before the July 1st  member dues deadline and inform these members that they are eligible for the new Senior Retired Status. Members who turn 75 after the July 1st member dues deadline each year, are eligible to apply for the Senior Retired Status with no refund of the annual dues paid.

A senior retired member who re-enters the work force, is required to apply for a change in membership status immediately. The Member Readmission Committee will determine any upgrading of professional development which may be required and the member pays the regular member dues for the current year.

Apply for Senior Retired Member status.

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Associate
A former CGA-BC member who has moved to another affiliate or offshore division, (i.e., CGA-International – Peoples Republic of China; the nations of the Caribbean; and Bermuda), and is a regular member with the respective Association. The member pays annual dues in the amount of $112 (plus tax) to CGA-BC. A member residing in another province or offshore division cannot retain Associate status with CGA-BC unless the member maintains an active membership with their provincial affiliate or offshore division. The Member Registrar checks annually to ensure the member complies. Members in this category do not participate in continuing professional development. This member is not eligible to vote.

A former CGA-BC member, who did not retain Associate status with CGA-BC when moving out of the province, may subsequently be extended Associate status.

Apply for Associate status.

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 Yukon 

This member, who lives in the Yukon, pays 50 per cent of the CGA-BC dues and full CGA-Canada dues. This member participates in continuing professional developmentand can vote. This member also maintains membership with CGA-Yukon, and pays that provincial Association, member dues. The accounting department checks periodically to ensure that the member is paying the Yukon dues.

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 Family 

This member is temporarily out of the work force for a minimum of one year to raise a family. This member is required to complete an Application for Family Status for each year. This status is offered for a maximum of five years, but does not have to be taken consecutively.

Members who qualify for inclusion in the Family status are exempt from the requirements of continuing professional development. A Membership Renewal Notice in the full amount of regular member dues is sent in the normal way. However, upon approval, this member pays 35 per cent of the CGA-BC dues and no CGA-Canada dues, and no retroactive refunds are granted. This member can vote.

The Member Readmission Committee will determine any upgrading of professional development that may be required when returning to Regular status.

Apply for Family status.

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 Educational Leave 

This status applies to any member who has temporarily left the work force to take continuing education. The member is required to request this special status in writing each year. The member is required to participate in continuing professional development. This member pays 35 per cent of the CGA-BC dues and no CGA-Canada dues. This member can vote.

Apply for Educational Leave status.

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