New QP Consultation

 

3 June 2016

Introduction

In pursuance of its Sixth Long Range Plan, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the "Institute") has embarked on the CPA qualifying process reform to ensure that the Qualification Programme ("QP") trains professional accountants with the skills, expertise and ethics that can support Hong Kong as an international business and financial centre. The reform also aims to ensure the CPA qualification is in step with the continual changes in business and professional markets in Hong Kong as well as international best practices.

 

The new QP builds on the best of the existing professional accounting education programme. The prescribed competences required for a CPA at the point of qualification have been comprehensively reviewed and aligned with the relevant International Education Standards of the International Federation of Accountants. The new structure has three progressive levels with 14 modules and a capstone, which integrates technical knowledge across fields of expertise in accounting, business and finance while developing professional skills in analysis and critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership. 

 

The Institute has released the consultation paper which sets out the proposals on enhancing the CPA qualifying process for the development of the new QP. The purpose of the consultation is to elicit responses from all stakeholders before the final CPA qualification framework is adopted and the new QP is launched.

Consultation paper cover

Please click here for the consultation paper.

 

 

Request for comments

The closing date for comments on this consultation is 31 August 2016.

 

You may submit your comments by completing the online questionnaire.

 

Or send your comments in writing by post to the following address or by email:

 

Executive Director

Qualification and Education

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

27/F, Wu Chung House

213 Queen’s Road East

Wanchai, Hong Kong

 

Email: consultation-QP@hkicpa.org.hk

 

  

Press releases

English / Chinese

 

 

Media coverage

  • 香港會計師公會 優化專業資格課程 吸納更多專才 (都市日報: 2016年7月18日)
  • 香港會計師公會培養未來人才 (明報 - 2016年6月21日)
  • 培養未來人才 (am730 - 2016年6月16日)
  • 香港會計師公會 優化QP課程 (經濟日報 - 2016年6月16日)
  • 香港會計師公會公布有關專業資格課程改革的諮詢文件 (大公報 - 2016年6月14日)
  • 會計師公會公布有關專業資格課程改革諮詢文件 (信報 - 2016年6月11日)
  • 香港會計師公會培養未來人才 (商報 - 2016年6月10日)
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    Information sessions

    Information sessions will be conducted to enable stakeholders to understand the proposals and exchange their views with the Institute. The schedule is as follows:

     

    Target stakeholders

    Date

    Time

    Venue

    Online enrolment

    HKICPA Members

      5 July 2016 (Tue)

      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

     

    27/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

     

    Click here to enrol

    25 July 2016 (Mon)

      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    HKICPA

    Student Members / Prospective Students

      2 July 2016 (Sat)

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Click here to enrol

    27 July 2016 (Wed)

      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    HKIAAT Members and Student Members

    12 July 2016 (Tue)

      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Click here to enrol

    Employers

      6 July 2016 (Wed)

      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Click here to enrol

    18 July 2016 (Mon)

      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

     

    Registration of the information sessions is on a first-come-first-served basis. A confirmation email will be sent to you 1 week before the event for successful enrolment.

     

    Audio archive of the information session held on 25 July 2016 (English) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

     

    Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Education and Training Department of the Institute on (852) 2287-7500 or send email to consultation-QP@hkicpa.org.hk