ICPA Membership is classified in two broad categories


I. Individual Membership – is further classified into 

A. Associate


C. Fellow

D. Honorary/Academic


II. Institutional Membership


There are two routes to the individual membership of the institute –


  • By Prior Certification & Training – one has to complete CPA Certification & training to become eligible for membership of the ICPA. Applicant has to pass exams & complete training and after which one can get membership under associate category

  • By Experience and other professional qualifications- under this route following types of professionals enjoy advance level of membership of ICPA.


          (Note Membership admission is  on provisional  basis and certificate will be issued only after passing exams) 


  • CA /CMA Intermediate or Finalists whether or not completed their 3 year internship training 

  • Bachelor of Commerce  Degree holder & 

    • who has done LLb (2/3yr) degree  (i.e. Professional lawyer practicing  in Taxation laws ) OR

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

    • who further has done Masters in Accountancy/Taxation/Finance (M.com/MBA)  OR

    • with a diploma in Taxation OR

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

    • who has done Accounting Technicians Course 


  • Above persons may get advance level of membership if they have more than 5 yrs of experience.

  • Honorary/Academic Membership is for mentoring our CPA members. They will guide our members in the profession. It is open for CA/CMA/MBA/Other Equivalent professionals /Academicians in practicing/teaching in the subjects falling under CPA knowledge area.


  • But for all of them following basic criteria must be satisfied


  • He is a resident and holds normal citizenship of India by birth or otherwise is entitled to Indian nationality

  • ​He is of 21 years of age at the time of application

  • He is of sound mind

  • He is of good moral character and has not been at any time convicted for offence involving moral turpitude

  • He is not declared as insolvent



  • Our Institute doesn't confers any degree or diploma or any other academic educational qualification

  • We offer "Professional Certifications" to upgrade our members skill competencies which are approved by MEPSC (SSC)

  • Management Entrepreneurship and Professional Skill Council is an autonomous sector skill council is set up by NSDC for Skill development  and certifications in this sectors and we are affiliated to it. 

  • Institutes Membership is Voluntary, neither its membership nor its certification guarantees a job

  • The Institute further clarifies that it is not in competition with National Statutory Institutes, rather it is an Independent body of an accounting professionals practicing in allied fields  

  • Our membership doesn't confers any statutory right to perform audit or attestation

  • We are also ACCA, CIMA & ADIT Learning Partners  & We offer these Qualifications

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