The CPA exists to represent the world's competitive solo piping community.


  • 1st December

    Submit for grading

    • Read the application information as supplied to current members and on
    • Submit your Application for Grading online.
    • Submit your recording (if desired) by email to the CPA secretary
  • Early December

    Grading Committee meets

    • The Grading Committee is an international executive of Senior graded pipers who meet to review grading applications and allocate a grading, based upon consensus of opinion.
    • The President or representative of the CPA will be present in an administrative role only. The President or representative will be present to advise on any matters of grading policy
  • Mid December

    Communication of Members' grades.

    • Members' grades will be listed in the secure, members area of the website. To access this area, you will need to enter your own password, which you will have selected when you joined. Your grade will be automatically added to your own member’s area.
    • We will notify you of date to receive your email as soon as possible. You will then be able to log in to members area area and view your own, and fellow pipers' grades.
  • Early January

    Grading Committee review of Appeals

    • The CPA Secretary will forward all appeals to the Grading Committee, which will review and determine revised gradings where appropriate.
    • Again, please note that your grading will have been allocated based on consensus of opinion. At this stage the Grading Committee will make a final decision on your CPA grades for the next year.
    • The updated list of grades will be published in the members area of the website.
  • Mid January

    Full publication of final grades on CPA website

    • All final grades for the year published on the CPA website