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Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

The following steps demonstrate the pathway for Associate members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to become members of CPA Australia.


Step 1: Determine eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for CPA Australia membership if you:

• are a current member of good standing with ICAEW and not under any investigation for professional conduct infringements

• did not gain entry to membership with ICAEW through any mutual recognition agreement

• have maintained membership with ICAEW for a minimum of five consecutive years

step 2: Complete application

Complete the online application and submit with the required documentation, including your application and membership fee. Ensure you nominate the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) as the professional body with whom you hold membership.


Your application and information supplied will take approximately 10 to 15 working days to verify. Upon completion, an email will be sent to you informing you of your assessment outcome.

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