Further to the resumption of counter services early this month, we are pleased to re-open our library facilities with effect from 21 September 2020 (Monday). The library opening hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday.

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  • The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the Institute) is the only body authorized by law to register and grant practising certificates to certified public accountants in Hong Kong.
  • The Institute has more than 46,000 members and more than 18,000 registered students.
  • Members of the Institute are entitled to the description "certified public accountant" and to the designation CPA.


The Institute evolved from the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, which was established on 1 January 1973 by the Professional Accountants Ordinance.   


Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision, mission and values guide our work at the Institute.



hkicpa vision

The Institute is internationally recognized as a world class, top quality professional body that serves the business community and public interest of Hong Kong and contributes to the sustainable development of Hong Kong as a leading international business and financial centre.  



hkicpa mission

The Institute contributes to and influence the future of the global profession. It contributes to the development of the profession in Mainland China. The Institute gives clear, decisive and innovative leadership to a financially and business-attuned accountancy profession in Hong Kong. It supports Hong Kong's role as one of the world's leading financial centres and upholds the core values and public spirit of accountancy.  



hkicpa values

Professionalism, integrity, expertise, quality and agility.



The Institute is a statutory organization responsible for licensing and regulating accountancy professionals in Hong Kong and has seven key roles:


  • Qualification and licensing of accountants
  • Standard setting
  • Regulate the conduct of members
  • Member support and development
  • Promote best professional practices
  • Upkeep the image and standing of the accountancy profession
  • Safekeeping of our constitution, governance and organization


Corporate video


This video highlights the Institute's 2019 achievements and events.

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Our logo

hkicpa logo


The Institute's logo has been designed to reflect our rich heritage, mission and goals. The simple contemporary design signifies a bold optimism and readiness to embrace change. The four distinctive wings provide balance and symbolize the reaching of new heights of success. One of the wings of the logo is coloured the red of Hong Kong's bauhinia flag, representing our vital role as the guardian of Hong Kong's financial system.




hkicpa members  

Student register

hkicpa students 

Firms and corporate practices

hkicpa firms 
CPA - 40,258 

FCPA - 5,925

Total: 46,183*

* Including Practising members - 5,059

Students - 15,982

Graduates - 2,175

Total: 18,157

Firms - 1,277

Corporate practices - 642

(as at 31 August 2020)


Information sheets

A quick overview of the Institute. (English | Traditional Chinese | Simplified Chinese)