CPA Canada has signed membership recognition agreements with international accounting bodies that allow Canadian CPAs to apply for membership in these bodies and allow their members to apply for the Canadian CPA designation. On behalf of all Canadian provincial and regional CPA bodies, CPA Canada has signed Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and Memorandums of Understanding with a number of international accounting organizations. These agreements apply to all reputable Canadian CPAs, including those that have completed their certification through a legacy qualification program (CA, CGA or CMA). In November 2017, the IASLT signed the international agreement on the mutual recognition of professional organisations, Update of the 2008 agreement with the following associations: To obtain mutual recognition, S-LPs must have completed their vocational training in a country that has signed the MRA and one of the following categories: the NASBA/AICPA International Appraisal Qualifications Board (IQAB) is the link between the U.S. accounting profession and other states parties to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). A Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) allows qualified professional examiners from another country to operate in the United States without having to re-tender. Similar recognition is given to U.S. CPAs who wish to practice in the same country. The amended agreement came into force on January 1, 2018. If you apply to an association that has signed the agreement, full members of the IASLT can apply as part of the MRA procedure.
All other affiliation categories must apply by the “standard route” of associations. The MRA route is open to IASLT members who have a full year of full membership. IASLT members should contact the specialized organization directly, which has individual recognition requirements within the association. The Updated 2017 Agreement for Mutual Recognition of the Credentials Professional Association (MRA) is an agreement between the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Canadian Association of Pathologists and Audiologists Speech Language States (CASLPA), the Irish Association for Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited (Speech Pathology). This agreement allows the authorized members of each association to apply for mutual recognition of their titles from another association of signatories. The condition of substantial equivalence is the basis of the agreement, i.e. that, under certain conditions, a person`s qualifications are considered essentially equivalent. This is not equality or reciprocity, as each of the signatory associations has specific requirements for candidates.B. AHSA currently needs proof that the ASHA-approved national certification exam has been successful for members of IASLT, NZSTA, RCSLT and Speech Pathology Australia.
The aim and objective of the MRA is to improve the mobility of people with approved qualifications and to set up an expedited procedure for the application of a certified or full-fledged member of an association of signatories. It will also facilitate ongoing knowledge of research, professional development, emerging technologies and other aspects of professional practice, and will therefore benefit the wider international community.