How to file a complaint 

CPA Nova Scotia regulates the conduct of its members, students, candidates, and registered firms (the "registrants"). 

If you feel a CPA Nova Scotia registrant has breached the ethical, professional, or practice standards of the profession, you may send CPA Nova Scotia a written complaint which will be addressed through a disciplinary process set out in the Chartered Professional Accountant Act and the CPA Nova Scotia Bylaws. 

The complaint must be in writing, and must include: 
  • the CPA's name; 
  • where the CPA works (name of firm or name of employer);
  • a summary of what happened and when it occurred, and your most pertinent concerns or questions; and 
  • your name and contact information 

Supporting documentation (such as engagement letter, invoice, email messages, reports) should be included with this document.

Complaints can be submitted electronically by using the Complaint Submission Form below or sent, marked "Private and Confidential", to:

CPA Nova Scotia
Carol Barr, CPA, CA
 Director of Professional Conduct
#300-1871 Hollis Street 
Halifax, NS B3J 0C3

Once CPA Nova Scotia has your submission, we will send an acknowledgement to you. 

Complaints Submission Form