Become an ATAP Member

ATAP Membership

The Association of Tax & Accounting Professionals (ATAP) is a collaborative and supportive Association of professional accounting and tax consultants operating independently across Canada.


The Association provides qualified opportunities to members designed to enhance their professional development, continuing education, peer-to-peer networking and on-going member benefits in order to improve services to our respective clientele.

ATAP Membership Benefits

An ATAP Membership comes with a broad range of benefits, from continuing education opportunities to help you stay current in your field, to sector access to business assistance, savings programs and group insurance options.

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What is ATAP?

The Association of Tax & Accounting Professionals is a not-for-profit Canadian Association representing independent professional practitioners in the accounting, bookkeeping and taxation fields.

Our members are primarily self-employed, but membership also includes Professionals who are employees of accounting or bookkeeping firms.

Strategic Priorities

ATAP provides its members with access to:

1. Practice Management Resources
2. A networking community and real-life mentors
3. Professional Errors & Omissions Insurance
4. Educational opportunities
5. Risk management resources for their practice
6. Advocacy for members with CRA
7. Other member benefits

ATAP Membership

Affirmed/Affiliated Membership Level

Membership within ATAP is for those who are self-employed as a independent proprietor or a principal of a corporation they own. The majority of practitioners who apply for membership will be in this category.

Potential Affirmed Members must be self-employed for a minimum of one (1) year as either a tax, accounting or other financial professional. Individuals holding a Public Accounting Licence are not eligible for membership. Upon submitting your application for membership, you will be required to pass a qualifying competency exam (in either Accounting or Tax) within two years from the application date. Affirmed Members are those who have passed the affirmation exam and have received voting rights at the Association of Tax & Accounting Professionals Annual General Meeting(s).

Affirmed/Affiliated Membership Fees (2020/21)


$495.00 + tax per year*

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Associate Membership Level

Employees of ATAP members can join too as associate members!

The Associate Member category is for practitioners who are employees of a member.


*Membership Fees are renewed each May 31st and new members will have their fees pro-rated to that date to coincide with the Association’s Membership year.

Associate Membership Fees (2020/21)


$395.00 + tax per year*

*Associate memberships are only available to employees of existing members. Please contact us for more information.

Already have your invoice?

If you have already filled out the ATAP Membership Application and have received your invoice, payment is the final step! Choose your payment option below to complete the membership process.

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Experience your full potential by becoming a member, and take advantage of numerous educational and professional benefits.

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