Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

 

  • The Training and Development year commences on 1 January and ends on 31 December based on calendar year.

If you joined before 30 June, members will be required to complete a minimum of 20 hours CPD if the end of the biennium period is the 31 December of that year, or a minimum of 60 hours CPD if the end of the biennium period is the 31 December in the following year.

If you joined after 30 June, members will not be required to complete any CPD hours if the closing of the biennium period is the 31 December in the same year as the Member was admitted, or a minimum of 40 hours CPD if the closing of the biennium period is the 31 December in the following year.

  • A minimum of 10 hours of CPD must be undertaken over a calendar year, and a total of 80 hours of CPD must be demonstrated for a two-year period (biennium).

  • The maximum amount of CPD hours permitted through relevant technical or professional reading is 25% of the total CPD hours for the biennium.

  • Members are permitted to carry forward a maximum of 20 hours CPD into the subsequent biennium if the required 80 hours of CPD has been completed in the previous biennium.

  • Examples of CPD activities that meet the requirements are:

Activity

Maximum Hours per Year

Conferences, congresses and seminars

10 hours per biennium

Workshops, discussion groups and webinars

No maximum

Studies undertaken with an IPA recognised educational provider

No maximum

Research, writing or presentation of technical material

No maximum

Serving on a technical committee 

No maximum

A mentor for the IPA Mentor Experience Program 

40 hours per biennium

Participation in a PPQA review

10 hours per biennium

 

Source: Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

 

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