Employers’ info on training agreements, ICAS enrolment and exam exemptions for their CA students
Each of your students studying for the CA qualification must sign a training agreement (or similar) and enrol with ICAS.
ICAS training agreements
An ICAS training-agreement document, or similar firm policies (see below), should be signed by each new ICAS student and your organisation’s Counselling Member. This requirement is in addition to the enrolment spreadsheet used to advise new student details to ICAS. The training-agreement document should be retained on your files (not sent to ICAS) and will be reviewed as part of the reauthorisation process.
You can download our training-agreement template, which can be used by all Authorised Training Offices (ATOs).
Alternatively, you can require new students to sign firm policies that cover the content of the ICAS training agreement.
Each ATO will determine which approach it wishes to follow in relation to issuing policies or a training agreement, and should communicate this to the CA student at the time an employment offer is made. Any variation from the terms set out in the training agreement template should be explained to the student at the outset.
ICAS enrolment forms for your students
To begin this process, your students will first need to enrol. Then on our website they can create an account, input their personal details, find and select your organisation from the alphabetical index, then select from the available courses and training locations.
Enrolments for 2019/2020 will be available soon. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us.
The login and password details your students receive upon enrolment will provide them with access to the student section of ICAS.com. There they’ll find information relating to classes, exams, achievement logs, etc, along with membership applications.
Applications for exemptions
Some of your students may be eligible for exemption from up to five of the six papers at the ICAS CA qualification’s initial, Test of Competence, level, depending upon the type of degree – ICAS-accredited or other – they graduated with. (There are generally no exemptions available from the remaining levels, TPS, TPE or Public Trust and Ethics.)
Ideally, students should submit applications for exemptions upon enrolling with ICAS.
As each application is awarded on a case-by-case basis, we are unable to confirm any exemptions that may be awarded before an application is received.
Further information and application forms can be found at our qualification exemptions page.
If you have an enquiry relating to training agreements, student enrolment or exemptions, please get in touch by email or call us on 0131 347 0100.