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CPE Requirements for Renewal as a Public Accountant

The ACRA's Practice Direction No.1 of 2021 and CPE Syllabus (Revised) set out the revised CPE syllabus and requirements which will apply to applications for registration submitted on or after 1 Jan 2023, and renewal of certificate of registration for 2023.

For the renewal of certificate of registration, public accountants are required to maintain at least 120 CPE hours in each rolling 3-year period, of which

  1. At least 90 hours* must be in structured learning in each rolling 3-year period; and
  2. At least 20 hours must be acquired through structured learning each calendar year.

*Of the 90 structured hours in each rolling 3-year period stated in point 1) above, public accountants (except for JM-PA^) are required to obtain at least 60 structured hours in Core Expertise areas as follows:

ISCA-icon-Audit & Assurance

Financial Reporting Standards and Pronouncements (Category 1)

at least 18 hours

ISCA-icon-Cat 2- Ethics & Professionalism

Ethics and Professionalism (Category 2)

at least 6 hours

ISCA-icon-Standards

Auditing Standards, Pronouncements and Methodology (Category 3)

at least 18 hours

ISCA-icon-Legal & Secretarial

Insolvency and Restructuring (Category 4)

at least 9 hours – applicable for public accountants who are also approved liquidators

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Information Technology (Category 5)

at least 9 hours

ISCA-icon-Class Based training programmes

Remaining 9 hours in Core Expertise can be in Category 1, 2, 3 or 5 - (Not applicable for public accountants who are also approved liquidators)

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Information Technology
Course CodeCourse TitleCPE HoursTraining Mode
APWEB11Web-Bitez Series: Leading Change in the age of Digital Transformation for Accounting Firms (New)2Live Webinar
DGT018Cybersecurity Risk - What it means to Auditors3.5Classroom
DGT057vAnalytics for Accountants and Auditors7Live Webinar
DGT040Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Auditors14Classroom
DGT056vFacts and Fictions: Navigating the waves of AI3.5Live Webinar

This course has multiple CPE syllabus/categories. Please refer to course page for details.

*JM-PA refers to those who are registered only for the purpose of becoming judicial managers and do not perform audits

For more details about the CPE requirements for public accountants, please refer to the ACRA's PRACTICE DIRECTION NO. 1 OF 2021 and CPE Syllabus (Revised). 

 

(Updated on 27 Sep 2022)