Join ICAS as a reciprocal member

Already a member of an accountancy body? Want to join ICAS?

ICAS currently has a number of routes into membership depending on qualification and experience.

Reciprocal Membership

ICAS has a direct reciprocal membership arrangement in place with seven international accounting bodies, allowing you to join us without taking any additional exams.

You are eligible to apply for the reciprocal route to ICAS membership if you are a member of Good Standing with one of the following bodies, having qualified through the normal examination routes:

For more information on the reciprocal route and to register an interest, please visit the reciprocal agreement page.

Pathways Route to Membership

ICAS offers members of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) the opportunity to become a member with ICAS through the Pathways Route.

You may be eligible to apply for the Pathways Route to ICAS membership if you:

  • are a member of Good Standing with CIPFA or ACCA
  • have  been a member for 7 years or more
  • have qualified though the standard entry route and completed the normal qualification requirements for membership
  • met any additional requirements for the relevant pathways route.

If you are a member of CIPFA and would like more information on the CIPFA Pathways Route, please visit CIPFA Pathways information page.

If you are a member of ACCA and would like more information on the ACCA Pathways Route, please visit ACCA Pathways information page

Mutual Recognition Agreement - CPA(USA) Membership

ICAS has a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with Certified Public Accountants in the USA .

The MRA simplifies the process for eligible CPAs to become ICAS members and reduce the examination requirements to become a Chartered Accountant.

For more information on the MRA Route to ICAS membership, please visit the MRA information page

Other Accounting Bodies

If you are a member of an accounting body that is not mentioned in one of the above routes, you will be required to go through one of the student routes to ICAS membership. For more information on the routes offered, eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the student routes information page.

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