This event includes 1 hour of Ethics CPD.

CAREER STAGE: Early career

How well do you understand the regulatory process of CPAs?


As a CPA, you are held to a high ethical standard. But ethics aren’t always black and white. In this on demand, recorded livestream, our Practice Advisory Team guides members through highlights of CPA Ontario’s Bylaws, Regulations, CPA Code of Professional Conduct and the CPA Act. Hosted by Allison Patterson, Vice-President of Member and Student Experience at CPA Ontario, you will learn more about CPA ethics and CPA Ontario’s governing documents.

This presentation was created in response to common questions received by the team and covers several real-life ethical scenarios and how to respond.

Links to the CPA Code of Professional Conduct and the 2019 Regulatory Report are included in the session.


  • A summary of how the behaviour of CPAs is regulated and governed
  • Awareness of the disciplinary process and the work of regulatory and standards
  • Understanding the consequences of not complying with the CPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Expectations of CPD requirements and what to do if you get audited
  • Resources to help you if you need support


CPAs looking for a better understanding of the obligations they have regarding professional ethics.