CPA - Old Scheme

To become a Student

To become a student-member of the association, you will have to match the following criteria:

  • CPA (PAC Route):
    • Completed 12 years education or possess accredited equivalence.
    • Possess 05 years professional experience, before/during/after qualification
  • CPA (PPA Route):
    • Completed 14 years education or accredited equivalence
    • Possess 03 years professional experience, before/during/after qualification
  • CPA (Professional Route):
    • Completed 16 (or 14) years education or equivalent
    • Have two 02 years professional experience, before/during/after qualification
    • Hold a professional designation (qualified or part-qualified), e.g., CA, CMA, CPA, CCA, CIA, CGA from a recognized professional body

To become a CPA

A student who successfully completes the following is awarded the CPA® designation:

  1. Pass the FOLLOWING levels / subjects or have claimed credit under Accredited Prior Learning (APL) or Credit Transfer Facility (CTF) …
    1. PAC Route:  3 levels / 9 subjects after passing 4 levels / 20 subjects of PAC award
    2. PPA Route:  2 levels / 6 subjects after passing 4 levels / 18 subjects of PPA award
    3. CPA Professional Route: 6 levels / 20 subjects
  2. Satisfy the experience requirement, and
  3. Adhere to the code of ethics and standard professional conduct.

To become a Practicing Professional (Practicing Certificate)      

After receiving the CPA designation, a member can apply for Practicing Certificate upon fulfillment of the following conditions:

  • Application on prescribed form to mention the potential working area of professional interest,
  • Maintain the CPA designation in good standings,
  • Satisfy the 03 years CPD (Continuous Professional Development) requirement, and
  • Personal Indemnity Insurance (PII), if any, required under applied working area.

Flexible & Distance Learning

The Association of International CPAs allows maximum flexibility to participants to pace out and manage their studies even with their full-time professional routines.

  • Distance learning
  • Self-Study Program
  • Coaching classes available
  • Customized Reference Books
  • Syllabus Guides to aid self-study
  • Mentoring, counseling and support material available