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 offers a "Professional Certification program" to upgrade its members skill competencies approved by MEPSC (SSC)

  • Management Entrepreneurship and Professional Skill Council is sector skill council is set up by NSDC for Skill development projects 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 ACCA Approved Learning Partners  & We offer ACCA Qualification

( A registered Society )
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