Become Authorised

Application Process

Please complete an application form and provide referees for a professional reference check.  Depending on previous experience, accreditations, training and ongoing industry professional development, authorisation may be granted on completion of the application.  If you require assistance, Guy Thompson will be happy to assist you with this process.

Click here to access the application form


RISE Standards has previously sponsored SPAA (SMSF Professionals Association of Australia) now known as SMSFA (SMSF Association).  If you have completed the SMSFA – SMSF Specialist course, you automatically meet the experience qualification required to become a RISE AR.  This means you are automatically qualified to become authorised.


If an accredited course in Superannuation and SMSFs has not been completed, the Authorised Representative must complete a course in Superannuation (covering SMSFs) which forms part of the RG 146 requirements approved by ASIC before Authorisation can be obtained.


Authorisation Fees

Individual Authorisation for a single person in a practice: A monthly fee of $415 (including GST).

Group rates apply.  If there is more than one Accountant being Authorised, a group discount will apply of 20% and upwards to all ARs from that practice.


Services and support provided

  • Professional indemnity insurance cover
  • Administration services
  • Compliance
  • Technical
  • Training
  • Professional development
  • Marketing assistance
  • Practice development coaching


Please Note: All Authorised Accountants are responsible for giving advice to their own clients.

An Authorised Accountant cannot sign off on another Accountants’ advice so there may be a need for more than one Accountant to be Authorised within a practice.