Pathways route to becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant

ICAS Pathways to membership

Pathways route to becoming a CA

The pathways route allows members of an approved accounting body the opportunity to become a member of ICAS and use the exclusive ‘CA’ designation. As a CA you will join a network of leading, global business professionals and have access to a range of ICAS services.

There are two pathway routes available to CIPFA members:

There is one pathway route available to ACCA members:

ICAS offers a pathways route to becoming a CA for CPA (USA) members

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CIPFA Test of Relevant Expertise (TRE) route

CIPFA members who have at least seven years of continuous membership post-qualification of CIPFA can become a CA through completion of a competency-based self-assessment consisting of five questions that use a holistic, attribute-based model set as outcomes. In addition to this, you must also present evidence from work experience which demonstrates the professional skills that are essential to the profession. Applicants must have professional sponsors who can substantiate the evidence of work experience provided.

For more information, full application details and to check eligibility

Visit CIPFA TRE Guide


CIPFA Test of Practical Competence (TPC) route

CIPFA members who have less than seven years post-qualification experience of CIPFA can become a CA through the completion of a combination of class-based learning and relevant work experience. This route requires you to attend Test of Professional Expertise (TPE) classes and complete a two-year training contract with a minimum of 300 days practical experience and competency requirements which will be recorded in the ICAS achievement log.

For more information, full application details and to check eligibility

Visit the TPC FAQ


ACCA Test of Relevant Expertise (TRE) route

ACCA members who have at least seven years of continuous membership post-qualification of ACCA and meet the required eligibility criteria can become a CA through completion of a competency-based self-assessment consisting of five questions that use a holistic, attribute-based model set as outcomes. In addition to this, you must also present evidence from work experience which demonstrates the professional skills that are essential to the profession. Applicants must have professional sponsors who can substantiate the evidence of work experience provided.

For more information, full application details and to check eligibility

Visit the ACCA TRE Guide


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