Compulsory reporting of hours
Under the current regulation, all CPAs are responsible for:
- reporting their continuing education hours before September 30 of each year;
- keeping the supporting documents for up to 12 months following the end of the reference period.
There is no need to wait for a specific time of the year to report your hours. Avoid leaving it until the end of the year by recording activities in your file as you complete them.
Recording your activities in your file
All training activities offered by the Order as part of its professional development program are automatically entered in your file for the reference year in question provided they meet all the conditions.
You must, however, self-enter the activities you completed with Order partners or other providers.
You are also responsible for:
- ensuring that the number of hours recorded in your report corresponds to the number of hours actually completed. Hours recorded for courses you did not attend will be removed once the attendance records are validated.
- classifying your activities in the categories that you feel are the most appropriate.
IMPORTANT – Non-compliance with the obligation to report continuing education hours may result in the suspension or limitation of the right to engage in professional activities, or even the striking off the roll of the Order, or the suspension or revocation of the public accountancy permit, if applicable.
An $80 fee will be charged to members who fail to report the minimum number of hours required under the regulations by September 30 of each year.