Alliances

PBA Alliances & Mutual Recognition Agreements


The Association of International Certified Public Accountants and The Association of International Certified Practising Accountants (CPAPRO) UK
www.cpapro.eu

Fully designated PBA’s qualify for the award Certified Public Accountant (CPA) upon
verification of the designation and payment of fees. Members of CPAPRO qualify for the
PBA designation with a business degree approved by PBAC or CPAPRO, payment of fees
and Canadian taxation if providing public accounting services. Contact is Augustina Mary
at augustina@cpapro.eu or director@cpapro.eu.


International Association of Financial Management (INTERFIMA)
www.interfima.org/about-interfima

Designated PBA’s with a degree in Business/Accounting or MBA in Finance with a GPA of 4
or higher, have sufficient work related experience and successfully pass the INTERFIMA
exam qualify for the Certified Financial Management Specialist designation. Contact is
Anastasios Avranas at aavranas@interfima.org.


World Certification Institute (WCI)
www.worldcertification.org

Associate Members of PBASC automatically qualify for the Credential Award of a WAP
(World Accredited Practitioner). Fully Designated Members of PBASC automatically
qualify for the Credential Award of a WCP (World Certified Professional). Any award
higher than WCP will depend on an ascertained number of years of experience after
attaining full membership at PBASC.

WCI will offer a rebate of 30% of certification fees when application is made through
PBASC. Contact is Alex Calare at alex.clare@worldcertification.org.



Institute for Internal Controls (IIC)

www.theiic.org/aboutuscodesadvboard.html

Designated PBA’s with a degree in Business/Accounting or MBA in Finance with a GPA of 4
or higher and verification that at least 50% of professional experience consists of auditing
or monitoring internal controls will be granted Certified Internal Controls Auditor
designation. Contact is Frank Nasuti at chairman@theiic.org.


Forensic CPA Society (USA)
www.fcpas.org

Designated PBA’s qualify to write the 5-part online certification. Upon successful
completion will be awarded FCPA designation. Contact is Donna Larson at
donna@fcpas.org.


Global Academy of Finance and Management
www.gafm.com

Designated PBA’s with a degree in business from an approved university qualify for
Accredited Management Accountant (AMA) designation. Contact is George Mentz at
coo@gafm.org.


Academy of Executives and Administrators (UK)
www.academyofexecutivesandadministrators.org.uk

Designated PBA’s qualify to receive Certified Executive Practitioner designation upon
completion of a 5,000 word thesis on business subject approved by AEA. Contact is Lynne
P. Sykes at info@academyofexecutivesandadministrators.org.uk.


International Qualifications Network (Global)
www.iqnglobal.com/cpa.php
Designated PBA’s may be exempt from 2 of the 4 unit tests leading to Certified Public
Accountant designation. Exemption decision is given on an individual basis after
registration for the qualification. They require all academic transcripts and certificates to
claim any exemption.
Contact is students@iqnuk.com.


Institute of Financial and Management Studies (USA)
www.ifmsglobal.org

Designated PBA’s who possess an undergraduate business degree or an MBA from an
approved university qualify to be exempted from all eight CCA exams and will qualify for
the Certified Chartered Accountant designation. Contact is Nick Panther at
info@ifmsglobal.org.


Association of Financial Professionals (USA)
www.fpacert.afponline.org

Designated PBA’s meet the educational requirements of the Certified Corporate Financial
Planning & Analysis Professional program (FP&A). Candidates must pass both parts of the
FP&A exam and be members of the AFP to be granted the FP&A designation. Contact is
Stacy Saul at ssaul@afponline.org.


The Institute of Chartered Professionals
www.icpedu.org

Designated PBA’s who possess a business degree with a GPA of 4 points or higher and who
have verifiable management experience qualify for the Professional Award Chartered
Professional in Financial Accounting. Contact is Prof. I. Charles at chahosa1@gmail.com.



The Chartered Institute of Management Specialist (CIMS)

www.cimsglobal.org.uk

Designated PBA’s who possess a business or accounting degree with a GPA of 4 points or
higher or a grade B and who have verifiable managerial experience qualify for the
Professional Award Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.). Contact is Jane Campbell at
admin@cimsglobal.org.uk.


St Lawrence College
www.stlawrencecollege.ca

Your coursework at St. Lawrence College has been approved by the PBA for prior learning
credit, which can be applied towards 12 of the 20 PBA Program courses. These exact
courses are the qualification for the Accounting Technician Certificate (ATC) through the
PBA and you can apply for it immediately while you pursue your PBA Diploma.



Athabasca University

www.athabascau.ca

Designated PBA’s with a minimum 5 years business management experience may be
admitted to Athabasca’s MBA program. The University will review each applicant on an
individual basis and is the sole judge as to whether said experience qualifies.