Member Of An Approved Organisation

The Association offers membership to those who are members of certain other professional bodies and organisations. Theses bodies have been selected as they have appropriate entry criteria, which are comparable to or exceed the standards of the Association.

We are willing to review other organisations. If you hold membership with another organisation not listed here and wish to gain membership of the CPAA please contact us as we will be able to review this organisation and you may be eligible for membership.

If you are a member of an IFAC member body, regardless of whether it is listed below, you will be eligible for membership of the CPAA.

Please note if you wish to apply for practising membership you must have two years of verifiable experience in UK public practice.

As part of your application you will have to demonstrate your membership of an approved organisation, as well as provide evidence of all other relevant qualifications you hold and experience you have gained.    

If you would like more information about the membership of an approved organisation route to membership please email our admin team -  

The below list details all approved organisations:

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)  

AIA (Association of International Accountants)

AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

CIOT (Chartered Institute of Taxation)

CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)

CPA Australia

CPA Canada (Chartered Professional Accountants)

CPA Ireland

ICAEW (Institutes of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland)

ICPAP (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan)

ICAP (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan)

ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland)

IFA (Institute of Financial Accountants)

IPA (Institute of Public Accountants)

ICAN (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria)

ICPAN (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria)

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians)

IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers)

ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers)