CPAB's two-stage registration process is completed primarily online.
Stage 1 consists of filing an online Intent to Participate form, submitting the Quality Control Report online and remitting the appropriate fees.
Stage 2 consists of submitting two signed hard copies of the Participation Agreement. To complete the registration process, the firm should also submit certification that it has obtained the required consent and release forms from all necessary parties and staff.
Obtain a Firm ID number and begin a registration application.
If you already have a Firm ID number,
continue the registration process.
Stage 1 Intent to Participate fees are self-assessed by the applicant firms, based on the number of reporting issuer clients, subject to a minimum fee of $1,000.00 CAD. They are due when an Intent to Participate form is filed. These fees are set out in
CPAB Rule 802.
Participating Audit Firms pay an
Annual Participation Fee
to CPAB. This fee is assessed annually as a percentage of audit fees charged by auditors to reporting issuer clients using information reported to CPAB by the firms in an annual filing.