For Members

For the first 10 years, July 2015 to July 2025, members will have two options in the way they display their designation:

A member may use the CPA designation in conjunction with their legacy designation or designations; as applicable:

  • 1a. For a legacy designation, see the following examples:
    • Jane Doe, CPA, CA
    • John Doe, CPA, CGA
    • Jane Doe, CPA, CMA
    • Jane Doe, FCPA, FCA
    • John Doe, FCPA, FCGA
    • Jane Doe, FCPA, FCMA
  • 1b. For dual legacy designations, see the following examples:
    • John Doe, CPA, CA, CGA
    • Jane Doe, CPA, CA, CMA
    • John Doe, CPA, CGA, CMA
    • John Doe, CPA, CA, CGA
    • Jane Doe, CPA, CA, CMA
    • John Doe, CPA, CGA, CMA
  • 1c. A member may continue to use their legacy designation alone. Members should understand that the professional is no longer branding the legacy designations.

It is important to note that for the period of ten years beginning July 15, 2015, using the CPA designation alone is prohibited. Only those individuals who graduate from the CPA Professional Education Program may use the CPA designation alone.

FAQs – Use of the CPA Designation for Members