The replacement process for CIPA 1 and 2 levels have already launched. Replacement is not mandatory, but due to personal request of the holder. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Professional Accountants of the Republic of Kazakhstan Professional Organization of Accountants, a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) - Alimbetov Nurlan Orynbasarovich, was one of the first to receive a Level 1 CIPA certificate with a new design.Alimbetov shared his opinion on the new certificate design on his personal Facebook page:
"I had received my international first level accountant CIPA (formerly CAP) certificate in 2003. This year it had been re-issued as per my request under new brand name with CIPA trademark, introduced into civil circulatiion starting January 1st 2018.
The certificate desigh is excellent.
The earlier issued certificates were double-sided, on side was Russian and the other was English and it was quite uncomfortable since there was a problem which side to hang on board of honor:).Nowadays two certificates are issued, one in Russian and the other in English, so both of them can be on the wall at once.
I would like to draw special attention to new CIPA brand design. The design is easy to read and very informative at the same time. The globe inside the first letter indicates the international status of certification, certificates and qualifications. The last letter A, without one element, creates a feeling of the ladder that should be climbed and it is not easy. Unlike the old brand, the new one is distinguished by academicity, intellectuality, the predominance of essence over form, the hidden subtext of solidity and fundamentality."
Please be reminded that international CIPA certification rebranding was announced in January 2018. The new brand is an international trademark registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for seven classes of ICGS. Starting from 2018, two-level CIPA program certificates will be issued only under a new brand.
(New CIPA Level 1 certificate design)