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ICPA Membership is classified in two broad categories


I. Individual Membership – is further classified into 

A. Associate - (0 to 5 yrs of experience holders)

B. CPA - (5 to 10 yrs of experience holders)

C. Fellow- (10 or more yrs of experience holders)

D. Honorary/Academic- (Experts/ Teachers & Professinals) 

E. Affiliate- (All students & other subscribed members) 

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 (  OR

    • with a diploma in Taxation OR Govt Diploma in cooperation and accountancy (GDCA exams)

    • 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.

  • Direct membership will be offered to those - (without any further examination)

    • 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 


  • 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


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