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Associate Membership

A. Eligibility –

In addition to basic Condition & passing our CPA examination, one of the following conditions must be satisfied to become an Associate member 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 or Govt Diploma in Cooperation and  Accountancy (GDCA Exams)

    • 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 )


 Direct membership will be offered to following individuals - (without any further examinations)

  • Who have completed Master of Professional Accountancy  or have done CPA from ICFAI University 

  • Who is empanelled as Certified Auditor / Government/Special Auditor by Any of the State/ UT Department 

 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  

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