At AJAG, we pride ourselves on not only bringing you the most up-to-date and relevant content for professional development, but we are also here to ensure we arm you with all the tools to stay compliant as a CPA in Canada.

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Annual PD requirements

All CPA Ontario members (other than those who have applied for and received an exemption) must complete their annual CPD requirements, which include:

  • Minimum 20 hours of PD per year, 50 % of which must be verifiable.
  • Minimum 120 hours total of PD every three years, 50% of which must be verifiable.
  • Minimum four hours of professional ethics every three years, all of which must be verifiable.

Changes to Regulation 7-2, that took effect January 1, 2022

In 2021, CPA Ontario approved changes to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Regulation 7.2, which result in modifications to CPD requirements for some new and retired members. These changes take place for reporting years beginning January 1, 2022, and impact annual compliance declarations made in 2023.To find out more about these changes and how they impact you, click here.

AJAG has you covered

We have over 85 courses across topics in Tax, Accounting, Assurance, Ethics, and more that are designed to keep you up to date in your practice. We carefully curate our content each year to cover regulation changes and key topics of interest based on what is current in the industry. As an organization built and run by CPAs in practice themselves, we know first-hand what CPAs of today require. Find our full list of CPD courses here.