Serving and Protecting the Public

Protecting the public is the cornerstone of the CPA profession and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Prince Edward Island.

CPA Prince Edward Island is a professional organization representing more than 700 active and retired members and 100 future CPAs in Prince Edward Island.

Each provincial CPA organization is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), which represents more than 220,000 professional accountants across Canada and Bermuda, making it one of the top five accounting designations in the world.

Under Section 55 of the the By-Laws, made under Section 7 of The Chartered Professional Accountants and Public Accounting Act, CPA PEI is responsible for regulating the professional development of its members, and the protection of the public through its ethical standards and discipline process.

Throughout their professional careers, CPAs are subject to ongoing regulation to protect the public interest. Among other things, the Act provides for the regulation of members and firms, while the By-Laws assist to govern the operations of the Chartered Professional Accounting profession in Prince Edward Island.