The different designations of chartered profesionnal accountants


Only Order members are allowed to use the chartered professional accountant (CPA) designation and practise the profession.

To obtain the designation and maintain it throughout their careers, chartered professional accountants must meet a set of requirements, from satisfying the initial education requirements to providing proof of maintenance of their competencies.

CPA auditor

CPAs who hold a public accountancy permit use the CPA auditor designation. In some cases, this designation may be followed by an indication that the member’s area of practice is limited to review engagements or certain audit engagements specifically provided for by Law.


The title of Fellow (FCPA) recognizes the achievements of chartered professional accountants who have distinguished themselves through their professionalism or demonstrated a remarkable commitment to the profession or their community.

Other designations

CPAs who hold the CPA, CPA•IFA and CPA, CPA•IT designations have undergone a rigorous and objective recognition process that attests to their skills and experience in one of the following fields:

  • CPA, CPA•IFA: Investigative and forensic accounting
  • CPA, CPA•IT: Information technology