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Creating clarity around the 'good character' requirement

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

Certified MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS of Ontario

Certified MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS of Ontario

Description

This practice clarifies the 'good character' requirement and the principles and process used to make a decision about character.

The Certified Management Accountants of Ontario (CMAO) has a clear, documented process about the assessment of character and has posted the new policy details on its website.

In published documents, CMAO explains the rationale for the requirement, describes the process by which decisions about character are made and outlines the guiding principles it uses in the assessment of character.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to ensure adherence to published criteria, policies and procedures.
  • Helps to improve communication with applicants.
  • Makes registration process more efficient and less complicated; timelines are improved, unnecessary steps are eliminated, use of resources is optimized.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants better understand the registration process and what to expect.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Information for Applicants
  • Transparency

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

May 31, 2013