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Reciprocal membership agreement - ICAA and SAICA

ICAEW has reciprocal arrangements with your professional body. If you obtained membership of your parent body by complying with its training and examinations requirements you are invited to apply to become an ICAEW member.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for reciprocal membership of ICAEW, you must:

  • Maintain membership of your home body
  • Comply ICAEW CPD obligations and make an annual declaration that you have done so
  • Comply with ICAEW's Code of Ethics Application forms

You do not:

  • Have to be resident in the UK to take up this offer of ICAEW membership
  • Have to sit the ICAEW aptitude test

How to apply for reciprocal membership

Letter of Good Standing

All ICAEW membership applications must be supported by a Letter of Good Standing from your home institute. This can be obtained by emailing:

Admission fee

The usual ICAEW admission fee has been waived for applicants who are resident in the UK or Europe, although we welcome applications from any eligible ICAA or SAICA members and you do not have to be resident in the UK or Europe in order to apply.

Complimentary e-membership of the faculties and special interest groups

When you join ICAEW you will receive up to six months' complimentary electronic membership to two faculties and two special interest groups (SIGs) of your choosing.


The ICAEW has seven faculties, each run by experts in their particular business sector: Audit and Assurance, Corporate Finance, Finance and Management, Financial Reporting, Financial Services, Information Technology, and Tax.

Special interest groups (SIGs)

The ICAEW has 12 SIGs covering a range of industries and specialisations: Charity and Voluntary Sector, Entertainment and Media, Farming and Rural Business, Forensic Accounting, Healthcare, Insolvency, Interim Management, Non-Executive Directors, Solicitors, Tourism and Hospitality, and Valuation.