Annual Admission Ceremony 2017
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Celebrate your success in style at this year’s Annual Admission Ceremony.
ICAS is delighted to invite newly qualified CAs and their family and friends to celebrate becoming a world-class business professional and joining the global ICAS community.
Join us to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and level of achievement each newly qualified member has undertaken and to discover how ICAS can further support you throughout your lifetime as a CA. Hear from ICAS Chief Executive, Anton Colella, ICAS President, Ken McHattie and other inspirational speakers as we welcome you into ICAS membership.
A complimentary drinks reception for all will be held after the certificate-giving ceremony.
Important booking information.
Newly qualified members can bring three guests to the ceremony free of charge.
When booking, please only add one Newly Qualified Member ticket to your basket. At the checkout, you will be asked how many guests you are bringing (maximum of three). Please rest assured that although your confirmation email won’t confirm your number of guests, we have recorded your selection and will contact you again before the event with all your tickets.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the ICAS Annual Admission Ceremony?
The ICAS Annual Admission Ceremony is an event where, as a new member, you are welcomed into membership, presented with your certificate, and will take the membership pledge along with your fellow new members.
The ceremony is a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and level of achievement each newly qualified member has undertaken. It will also help you discover how ICAS can help and support you throughout your lifetime as a CA.
The full programme for the day will be confirmed closer to the date.
If you require your certificate before the event, please contact Central Registry.
Where will the event take place?
The Annual Admission Ceremony will be held at the prestigious Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
When do I become a Chartered Accountant and use designation CA?
You will become a Chartered Accountant (CA) on the day you are admitted to membership. From that date, you can use the designation CA after your name for as long as you remain a member. Please note, you cannot use the CA designation until you have become a member.
I have just passed my final exam – can I come to the ceremony?
You can only come to the ceremony if you have been admitted to membership before the day of the event. Admission dates and deadlines can be found here.
If you have just passed your TPE, you will have a few final things to do to be admitted to membership. You will not be able to apply for membership until your training contract has finished and your logbook has been signed off. If your training contract is complete and you would like to attend the ceremony, please ensure your logbook is submitted as soon as possible for review.
Help! My logbook is still awaiting approval.
You will need to be admitted to membership before the ceremony. The final admission deadline is 10 March 2017. If your logbook is awaiting approval please contact the Education team to ascertain the status of your Logbook approval.
My logbook has been approved – how do I become a member?
Once you have completed all your educational requirements, you should receive an email from the Education team with your application pack. Please complete the application form and send it to Central Registry. You can make payment for your admission fee and annual subscription over the phone by calling +44(0)131 347 0314 or you can request the bank details by emailing the Central Registry team.
If you have not received an application pack, please contact Education.
What is the deadline to make an application for membership?
To attend the ceremony, you must make an application for membership by Friday 10 March 2017. To ensure you are admitted before the ceremony, please ensure that we have received your form and payment before 10 March 2017. You will not be able to attend the ceremony unless you have been admitted to membership prior to the event.
I have already received my certificate – what will happen at the ceremony?
If you have already received your certificate, you are welcome to attend the ceremony, where you will still receive a ceremonial tube.
I can’t come to the ceremony. Can I still take part?
If you will not be able to attend the ceremony, you can still get involved. You can watch your friends and colleagues receive their certificate from anywhere in the world as the ceremony will be streamed live online.
You can also join in the celebration on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn with the hashtag #ICASclassof2017. Let us know how you are
Can I bring more than three guests?
Unfortunately, due to the size of the venue, we can only guarantee three free places for each newly admitted member. For those who want to invite more than three, we will randomly allocate extra tickets providing there is space in the venue. Guests will be contacted about this in due course. For more information, please contact the Member Engagement team.
What is the dress code for the event?
The dress code for the Admission Ceremony is formal. You can wear any appropriate formal clothing such as a dark suit, dark jacket & trousers with a white shirt, dark skirt or trousers with a white blouse, or white or dark dress. Recognised national dress (e.g. kilts) are also entirely appropriate.
The attendee list for this event is exclusively available to CAs.
To connect with other CAs in your community attending this event sign into icas.com
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Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange Edinburgh, 150 Morrison St EH3 8EE