Practical Experience Framework consultation


31 January 2018



As a continuation and integral part of the development of the new Qualification Programme ("QP"), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the "Institute") has conducted a comprehensive review of the Practical Experience Framework.

The review aims to ensure the revised framework aligns with international standards and the best practices of leading accountancy bodies. In particular, the revised framework enhances the flexibility of the practical experience requirements, strengthens the quality assurance of the Authorized Employer and Authorized Supervisor system, and promotes communication through online system.


The Institute has released the consultation paper which sets out the proposals on refining the practical experience requirements and enhancing the practical experience process. 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.

Please click pdf version or e-book version for the consultation paper.

Consultation paper cover

Request for comments
The Institute invites comments from stakeholders on the proposed changes to Practical Experience Framework in this consultation. The closing date for comments on this consultation is 4 May 2018.

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




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




Online enrolment

HKICPA Members /


 20 March 2018 (Tue)

 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Hong Kong Institute of

Certified Public Accountants


27/F, Wu Chung House,

213 Queen's Road East,

Wanchai, Hong Kong


Click here to enrol

 13 April 2018 (Fri)

 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

HKICPA Students /

Prospective Students

 16 March 2018 (Fri)

 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Click here to enrol

 26 March 2018 (Mon)

 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


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 20 March 2018 (English)

Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Education and Training Department of the Institute on (852) 2287-7500 or send email to