About CGA Alberta

CGA Alberta is the governing and regulatory body responsible for the training, certification and promotion of Alberta’s nearly 9,000 CGAs and CGA students. In October 2012, CMA Alberta and CGA Alberta announced the unification of the two organizations as part of a national effort to create a single Canadian accounting profession. In June 2013, members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA) voted to join the unification process in Alberta and now the three bodies are working together to develop a new merged accounting body. You can learn more about the national unification efforts at www.cpacanada.ca.

Together, the organizations represent dynamic and trusted business professionals employed in every sector of every industry. Programs to attain an accounting designation provide professionals with the technical and analytical skills needed to meet today’s evolving business demands. The new CPA Canada education program - available in western Canada in 2013 - brings together the best of the education programs of Canada’s three accounting professions and best practices from around the world.

To maintain the designation, members must regularly enhance their professional competencies through a rigorous professional development requirement. Members are subject to stringent rules of conduct as part of our mandate to protect the public interest. You can learn more about CGA’s standards here.

CGA Alberta, CMA Alberta and the ICAA operate under the legislative provisions of Alberta’s Regulated Accounting Profession Act (RAPA).