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CIMA members - join ICAEW

As a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), you may be able to join ICAEW through our Pathways to Membership programme. You can also apply for a practising certificate and gain audit rights in the UK with our Audit Qualification.

Membership agreement

Qualified members of CIMA - living and working outside the UK - with a minimum of five years' full membership and post-qualification experience in an accounting and/or business environment may apply to join the ICAEW through the Pathways to Membership programme. Please note, that Pathways to Membership is now closed to all applicants based in the UK (this includes the Channel Islands and Crown Dependencies).

If you are based in the UK and want to join ICAEW, you’ll need to complete formal ACA training. Find out about ACA training and see if you are eligible for any credits for prior learning.

Practising certificate

If you intend to practise in the UK or EC you must apply for a practising certificate. You may only practice as an ICAEW member if you have been a member of CIMA for at least two years.

Audit rights

ICAEW membership does not automatically grant you audit rights in the UK, so if you intend to work in audit during your career, then we recommend that you apply for the Audit Qualification (AQ) when joining us.