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Reinstatement

Application for reinstatement

You were a member of the Order and you want to be reinstated?

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Application for reinstatement by affiliation

You were a member of the Order and you currently are a member in good standing of a professional CPA, CA, CGA or CMA organization in another Canadian province or territory, or in Bermuda?

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If the application for reinstatement follows a temporary striking off the roll of less than one year by the disciplinary council, we invite you to read the conditions for reinstatement below. 

Reinstatement in the case of a temporary striking off the roll of one month or less
  • Fill in the application for reinstatement and send it to the Order before the period of striking off the roll has ended.
  • Pay, within one month, the dues and any other contribution owed to the Order, in particular the Office des professions levy, if applicable.
  • Pay, within one month, any amounts owed to the Order in connection with an activity related to the supervision of the practice of the profession, if applicable.
  • Pay, within one month, any costs ordered by the Disciplinary council, the Professions Tribunal or the Council for the arbitration of accounts, as well as any overdue fine or amount imposed, as the case may be, by any of those bodies, or comply, if applicable, with the payment agreement that has been reached.
  • Repay, within one month, any compensation paid by the Order on the individual’s behalf, including compensation paid by the Order’s Indemnity Fund.
  • Provide to the Order, within one month, an insurance certificate or security to cover professional liability and the liability of the partnership or company, or proof of insurance, if applicable.
Reinstatement in the case of a temporary striking off the roll of more than one month and less than one year 
  • Fill in the application for reinstatement and send it to the Order along with the required fees.
  • Pay the dues and any other contribution owed to the Order, in particular the Office des professions levy, if applicable.
  • Pay any amounts owed to the Order in connection with an activity related to the supervision of the practice of the profession, if applicable.
  • Pay any costs ordered by the Disciplinary council, the Professions Tribunal or the Council for the arbitration of accounts, as well as any overdue fine or amount imposed, as the case may be, by any of those bodies, or comply, if applicable, with the payment agreement that has been reached.
  • Repay any compensation paid by the Order on the individual’s behalf, including compensation paid by the Order’s Indemnity Fund.
  • Provide an insurance certificate or security to cover professional liability and the liability of the partnership or company, or proof of insurance, if applicable.
  • Provide the Order with any proof or attestation required in respect of maintaining competencies, if applicable.
  • In the event of non-compliance with the prescribed deadlines, provide the Order with all documentation respecting the cessation of practice, including the client list and the end date of engagements performed for these clients, together with the letter sent to clients following the imposition of the penalty.
  • Satisfy all the conditions for entry on the roll prescribed by the Board of directors of the Order, the Professional Code, the CPA Act or applicable regulations.
Reinstatement for purposes of serving a temporary striking off the roll of one year or less, the execution of which was postponed by the disciplinary council
  • Fill in the application for reinstatement and send it to the Order along with the required fees.
  • Pay the dues and any other contribution owed to the Order, in particular the Office des professions levy, if applicable.
  • Pay any amounts owed to the Order in connection with an activity related to the supervision of the practice of the profession, if applicable.
  • Pay any costs ordered by the Disciplinary council, the Professions Tribunal or the Council for the arbitration of accounts, as well as any overdue fine or amount imposed, as the case may be, by any of those bodies, or comply, if applicable, with the payment agreement that has been reached.
  • Repay any compensation paid by the Order on the individual’s behalf, including compensation paid by the Order’s Indemnity Fund.
  • Provide to the Order an insurance certificate or security to cover professional liability, which must include a rider indicating an exclusion during the period of striking off the roll.
  • Provide the Order with any proof or attestation required in respect of maintaining competencies, if applicable.
  • Satisfy all the conditions prescribed by the Professional Code or any other law or applicable regulation, including notifying the Order of the temporary striking off the roll and that execution of the decision has been postponed until reinstatement, and provide a copy of the decision.
  • Upon expiration of the period of temporary striking off the roll, submit an application for reinstatement including all the necessary documentation and required fees so that the Order can reinstate the individual in accordance with the decision of the Executive committee rendered upon reinstatement with a view to serving the temporary striking off the roll.

Amounts payable to the Order

Persons wishing to be reinstated must also pay the annual dues for the year of striking off or removal from the roll of the Order, the current annual dues and the reinstatement fees which are set based on the number of years elapsed between the removal from the roll and reinstatement. They cannot be reinstated unless they pay the dues and other amounts owing to the Order in connection with an activity related to the supervision of the practice of the profession.

IMPORTANT – These amounts must have been paid before the reinstatement application can be reviewed.

Proof of compulsory continuing education

Applicants who were struck off the roll for non-compliance with the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec must prove that they have remedied the situation that led to the striking off the roll. Proof must pertain to continuing education activities eligible under the Regulation.

Proof of professional liability insurance coverage

In addition, to be reinstated on the roll of the Order, applicants must have enrolled in the mandatory professional liability group insurance plan in accordance with the Règlement sur l’assurance de la responsabilité professionnelle des membres de l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec at least two weeks prior to the expected reinstatement date.

Cessation of practice

Applicants must provide the Order with all documentation respecting the cessation of practice, including the client list and the end date of engagements performed for these clients, as well as the letter sent to their clients after their name was removed from the roll of the Order, in accordance with the Règlement sur la tenue des dossiers et des cabinets de consultation et sur la cessation d’exercice d’un membre de l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

Processing time

Reinstatement is not automatic. The departments that oversee the protection of the public need a minimum of 60 days to review the application. Supplemental information may be requested to conduct the review and ensure that regulatory requirements are being met. The departments may object to an applicant being reinstated for such reasons as conduct, competence or the qualities needed to practice the profession as well as on the basis of a pending complaint for the illegal practice of the profession or for unauthorized use of the CPA designation. Whether or not the applicant intends to open a firm has no bearing on the decision. The application of a person wishing to be reinstated for the sole purpose of holding the CPA designation with no intention of going into public practice will follow the same steps.

If there are no objections, the applicant is reinstated on the roll of the Order. The professional designation and the initials "CPA" may be used only as of the date on which the Executive committee approves the application for reinstatement.

Conditions imposed by the Executive committee

Should the Executive committee believe that the level of competence of a member falls short of the requirements for the protection of the public, it may impose a period of refresher training or courses in accordance with the Regulation respecting refresher training periods and the refresher courses of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

Title of FCPA

The Board of Directors decides on the appropriateness of re-awarding the title of FCPA to a CPA member who has been reinstated on the roll of the Order, if applicable. In order for a reinstated member to recover the title of FCPA, at least two-thirds (2/3) of the votes cast by the members of the Board of Directors during a secret vote must be in favour.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the reinstatement process, please contact us by phone at 514 788.6022, or toll free at 1 800 363.4688 [2612], or by email at tableauCPA@cpaquebec.ca.

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