Associate Membership

A.Eligibility –

In addition to basic Conditions One of the following conditions must be satisfied to become an Associate of The ICPA - 

(For all applicants who have less than 5 yrs of experience)

  • CA /CMA Intermediate passed or Finalist whether or not completed Articleship

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree holder & 

    • who has done LLB (must be practicing  in Taxation laws) 

    • who has enrolled as tax practitioner with the state or central govt.

    • who further has done Masters in Accountancy/Taxation/Finance

    • with a diploma in Taxation/ Labour Laws

    • who has done an Accounting & Taxation Course from a reputed Vocational Training Institute

    • who has done Accounting Technician Course 

  • CPA Certification exam passed with minimum qualification

      ( Note : Minimum qualification is Bachelor degree in Accounting/Taxation/Finance/Costing/Banking )


[ All those who have ONLY minimum qualification will have to first pass CPA certification exam to 

       become  associate members, they will be provisionally admitted as affiliate only  ]


[Also All applicants eligible for direct associate membership will be admitted on provisional basis until they sit and pass all exams, membership certificates will only be issued after completion of course ]

                                                                                                  B. Benefits-

The following are the few benefits [after passing of exams]

  • He will get ICPA Membership Certificate, entitling him to use “ACPA” designatory letters after his name

  • After completion of CPA Certification & Training He will get CPA Designation [ CPA Training is must]

  • He will get Member ID Card

  • Professional practice guide and Member Handbook

  • 40 hrs. Annual CPD Guidance for professional development

C.Obligation & Fees –

To enroll and maintain membership

  • He needs to pay for Entrance Fees & Membership Fees along with Certification & Training fees               

  • He has to complete Course within a yr, from subsequent years he has to complete 40 hrs of CPD Training  

  • Unless he progresses to full CPA membership, he will not be having any voting right in the ICPA elections

  •        Unless he progresses to full CPA membership, he will not be entitled to obtain practice certificate

  •         To progress further he will have to be an Associate for continuous period of Two years in good standing