Papua New Guinea - Country Commercial Guide
Licensing Requirements for Professional Services
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Legal and accounting services require domestic practice and certification for a minimum of five years.  For legal services, the PNG Law society is the main point of contact in PNG.  Members to the Law Society must pay a fee on joining and to pay for a certificate to practice, which must be renewed annually.  A certificate may be restricted or unrestricted.  A restricted certificate entitles the lawyer to practice as an employee lawyer only.  To work on their own a lawyer must have held a restricted certificate for at least two years.  They can then be issued an unrestricted certificate and can take on further responsibility of holding clients’ money on trust.

For accounting services, the Certified Practicing Accountants of PNG should be the point of contact.  Non – Citizen Candidates may only become members of CPA PNG if they are fully qualified as accountants in their country of origin, four years of work experience at supervisory level (Manager, Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Chief Finance Officer, etc.  They must be a member in a good standing with the Overseas Professional Accounting Body. Refer listing of CPA PNG approved Professional Accounting Bodies.

Consulting services do not require any licensing or certification requirements apart from Foreign Enterprise Certification requirements.