ICAS Technical - Resources

ICAS Technical provides a range of products, resources and services that detail the key things any member or organisation needs to know from a technical perspective.

Training courses and specialist qualifications

Whether you're looking for a general technical update or something more specialised, the 2017 Training Course offering has got it covered. To help you meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, ICAS offers over 200 face to face courses throughout Scotland, England and Wales and continues to offer around 80 on-line courses for all our global members.

ICAS offers around 80 online courses for our UK and global members in partnership with BPP to support all our members in building their professional development to the next level.

Conferences, events and mandatory courses

ICAS holds a range of conferences, events and mandatory courses throughout the year for our members:

Keeping Audit on the Right Track courses

As part of the ICAS developmental approach to regulation, this course aims to educate Audit Compliance Principals (ACPs) and Responsible Individuals (RIs) in developing a strong compliance function and preventing some of the recurring issues identified on audit monitoring visits.

As of 1 January 2016, there was an increase in the mandatory requirement of this course, where the Authorisation Committee has considered that the course will be beneficial to a wider audience.

The resulting requirements are that:

  • Each ACP will be required to attend at least once in the three-year period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018;
  • Each RI will be required to attend at least once in the five-year period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020;
  • Newly approved RIs will be required to attend the course within 12 months of approval; and
  • Previously inactive RIs (i.e. approved RIs who are not signing audit reports), who have recommenced the role, will be required to attend the course within 12 months of becoming active.

From 2018, there will be annual courses in Aberdeen; Glasgow; and Edinburgh, in addition to rotating various other locations. For further details, including dates and locations for all 2018 courses, please search for ‘keeping audit on the right track’ on icas.com

Practice Management course

ICAS events

Regulatory support

The ICAS Regulation team act in the public interest to promote and maintain the highest standards of practice and professional behaviour. They are responsible for discharging ICAS’ regulatory duties and responsibilities, many of which are statutory in their nature:

For more updates, insights and to stay ahead of the latest compliance standards and regulatory developments visit Regulation

Articles, guidance and publications

Below are some of the key articles, guidance documents and publications that we have available for our members and organisations:

General resources

Practice Support resources

Regulatory support resources

Insolvency resources

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Professional Development Online Resources Gateway

ICAS has created a gateway of global online professional development resources for our members that includes content, webinars, moocs and online courses.

Your Professional Development - Your Way

ICAS Technical is part of our Make Your Professional Development Count Programme, which also covers key areas of Leadership and Careers, each with a range of professional development opportunities and training courses. Take a look at the whole programme and you can easily ensure that you keep your technical knowledge up-to-date, as well having the opportunity to improve your professional skill-set. If you've got any questions simply contact us at pd@icas.com and we'll be happy to help.

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