PD Passport Details

PD Passports offer members and other professionals interested in taking multiple Passport valid classroom courses throughout the year at tremendous savings.  Personal Passports allow a member to receive over a 50% savings per course if taking advantage of the full five days of courses, you can mix and match half-days, full-days and two day passport valid courses, but could also receive a saving of 28% if only registering for three days of PD in one year.  Corporate Passports work potentially on the same basis, the more courses taken, the bigger the savings, but this passport has the versatility of multiple users from the same company or firm (see Registration & Conditions).  PD Passports are valid from April 1st to March 31st the following year.


Deadline for the purchase of Passports is April 28, 2017.

The deadline for registration is two weeks (14 days) prior to any course date.  Registrations received from participants after those deadline dates will be subject to a $30 plus HST administration charge per course.

CPA Members register on-line at www.cpans.ca.

Non-member must complete and return the registration form, found on the CPA Nova Scotia website (www.cpans.ca), together with a cheque or credit card information for the course (plus late filing fee if applicable) to Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia (CPA Nova Scotia).  This should reach CPAN NS by business closing on the deadline date specified or two weeks prior to the course date.

All registrations must be accompanied with the registration fee. (Registrations without fees or via phone will not be processed).

Passport identification

CPA NS reserves the right to ask for picture identification.

Passport expiry

Valid for PD activities from April 1st to the following March 31st.  Any unused portions of the PD Passport cannot be refunded, credited or carried-forward.

“No show”

No-shows are attendees who register through a Passport, but do not attend and do not notify CPA NS at least 5 full business days prior to the course date.  No refund and/or credit, partial or full, will be given to “no-shows” and they will forfeit the portion of the PD Passport used to register for the course.

Additional courses

Any additional courses above the maximum allowance per Passport can be taken at a reduced rate (see Pricing Information) of $220 plus HST per full-day (not available for non-members) and $115 plus HST per half-day course (not available for non-members).


No refund will be made for Passport cancellations received after the Passport deadline date.  Refunds for withdrawals before that date will be subject to a handling charge of $30 plus HST per course.


Pesonal PD Passport

  • Member pricing: $760 plus HST for CPAs; Non Member: $945 plus HST (see Pricing Information).

  • Attend up to 5 full-days of Passport valid courses.  You cannot register for courses that are scheduled at the same time!

  • No substitutions will be permitted.  Personal PD Passports are non-transferable and Passport holders may need to provide ID at time of course.

  • Passport is issued to an individual and not to a firm.  CPA NS reserves the rights to the PD Passports.  Inappropriate use will result in the immediate cancellation of privileges with no refunds.


Corporate PD Passport

  • Member pricing: $2,530 plus HST for CPAs $2,915 plus HST to include non-members (see Pricing Information ).

  • Corporate participants may attend the equivalent of 9 full-day Passport valid courses.

  • Non-member Corporate Passports entitle an organization to register those eligible for member pricing and non-members for up to 9 full-days, additional offerings can be added to this Passport for CPAs only, at the reduced fees.  If more than 9 days are required for non-members, either an additional Passport must be purchased or payment of full registration fees for the additional non-member registrations will apply.

  • An organization can register any number of individuals eligible for member pricing for any given Passport valid course(s), but they must be employees of that organization.  All persons included on an Corporate Passport must be registered by the Passport deadline date; no additional participants can be added to an Corporate Passport after the deadline date.

  • CPA NS reserves the rights to the Corporate Passports. Inappropriate use will result in the immediate cancellation of privileges with no refunds.