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ICAEW New Pathways to Membership

In order to join the ICAEW via Pathways to Membership, you must meet certain application criteria. Qualified members of ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, MICPA, CPA Australia or AICPA with a minimum of five years' full membership and post-qualification experience in an accounting and/or business environment may apply.

Application requirements

To be eligible to apply under the Pathways programme you must be one of the following:

  • A full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • A member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • A member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • A member of CPA Australia
  • A member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

Membership must have been gained through the normal examination and training route. We do not accept membership obtained through reciprocity agreements, full credit/exemption schemes or similar schemes with another accountancy body.

You must also:

  • have a minimum of five years’ full membership and relevant post-qualification experience in an accounting and/or business environment
  • have complied with the CPD requirements of your existing professional accountancy body
  • provide us with a letter from your current professional body(ies):
    • confirming that you have a good disciplinary record , no outstanding complaints against you and that they know of no ethical or other reason why you could not be admitted to the ICAEW; or
    • advising us of the details of any disciplinary record or outstanding complaint(s) and confirming that there is no further ethical or other reason why you could not be admitted to the ICAEW.
  • AICPA and MICPA members who join the ICAEW under the Pathways to Membership scheme must maintain their home body membership.


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Why bother ACCA MRA?

Why ICAEW’s new pathways to membership scheme incorporated MICPA?

According to existing mutual recognition agreement between ACCA and MICPA, MICPA members wanting to gain ACCA membership will have to prepare for and pass ACCA’s Professional Accountant paper, P1, from the final level of ACCA’s examinations. Alternatively, those MICPA members with more than five years' post-qualification experience can qualify for ACCA membership by taking the ACCA online Professional Ethics module, a key part of ACCA’s revised 2007 professional syllabus or the ACCA Critical Incident Questionnaire. Then why bother for ACCA’s Prof Accountant P1 paper/Prof Ethics module/Critical Incident Questionnaire if MICPA members can get straight in to ACA of ICAEW? ICAEW this attempt is just to sabotage the MRA between ACCA and MICPA.

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what is the point of this post? its not a question!

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What is the point of above post?   It is not an anwer.

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After incorporating MICPA into its pathway to membership, I guess ICAEW next partnership target will be The Institute of CPAs of Singapore.


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I've missed this kind of posting!! Does this mean Prof ToTs in on his way back??? :)

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probably not

I am afraid Prof TOT has been retired since 2009.


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Help! Help! Help!

I am qualified as ACCA in 2006 and my membership cert has been signed by D Yeates, do I need to request the Association to issue a replacement cert?

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Won't make any difference

Better jump boat.

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Lousy AAACCCAAA elected lousy President to tarnish the reputation of members.

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why bother AAACCCAAA?

Better join ICAEW via pathways to membership.-- Thanks

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ICPA Singapore

How I can get ACA with ICAEW as member of Inst CPA of Singapore?


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Who is not ACA?

ACCA. CIMA, CIPFA, ICAA, CICA, ICANZ, SAICA, HKICPA, EU accountants, ICA (Ireland), ICA (Scot), ICAZ, CPA (Aust), AICPA, ICA (India), ICA (Pakistan) & MICPA members all can apply for ACA with ICAEW.

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Dear Sir,

May I know what is the AASA, Izit the Accountancy Body?


Thank you very much

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