The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants announced, from Tuesday 4 February 2020 onwards until further notice, to close library facilities and to adjust the services hours of counter on the 27th floor to 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, whilst counter services hours on Saturday remains unchanged (from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon).

This is a precautionary measure to safeguard the health and safety of our members and staff given the evolving coronavirus situation in Hong Kong, while balancing the need to ensure the services to members.

The Institute also announced that all CPD courses and member events from 17 February to 1 March are cancelled. We will closely monitor the situation to determine whether it is necessary to extend the measure to other future events. Arrangement for future events and refund will be advised in due course. Please click here to view the list of cancelled events.
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What we do

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the Institute) is the only statutory licensing body of accountants in Hong Kong responsible for the professional training, development and regulation of the accountancy profession. The Institute, formerly known as the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, has a long and distinguished heritage and was incorporated by the Professional Accountants Ordinance (Chapter 50, Laws of Hong Kong) on 1 January 1973.



• Registering accountants and issuing practising certificates

• Regulating the professional conduct and standards of members

• Setting codes of ethics and standards of accounting and auditing

• Regulating the quality of entry to the profession through its qualification programme and related courses

• Providing continuing education and other services to members

• Promoting the accountancy profession both in Hong Kong and overseas


Statistics as at 31 January 2020



CPA - 39,499

FCPA - 5,824

Total: 45,323*

* Figure includes practising members


Practising members - 4,976


Firms and corporate practices

Firms - 1,264

Corporate practices - 622


Professional examinations

Registered students - 19,244