The privilege to use an accounting designation is granted after many years of course study, rigorous exams, and a required level of work experience. They must also run a Chartered Professional Accountant operating a public practice firm in British Columbia must be registered in public practice with the CPA Association of BC. Each firm is subject to a mandatory practice review every three years to ensure the quality of the work meets the high standards expected by the public. A public practice accountant must also carry liability insurance. For more information, please examine the CPA Association of BC website.