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Reciprocal membership agreement - 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 become an ICAEW member you need to:

  • have obtained membership of your home body by complying with its training and examinations requirements
  • provide a Letter of Good Standing from your home institute in support of your application. 
  • maintain membership of your home body
  • comply with ICAEW CPD obligations and submit an annual declaration that you have done so; and
  • comply with ICAEW's Code of Ethics

You do not have to:

  • be resident in the UK or Europe to take up ICAEW membership; or
  • sit the ICAEW aptitude test.

How to apply for ICAEW 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:

Charles Mokokosi at charlesm@saica.co.za

Admission fee

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

Complimentary six month trial of two faculties and two special interest groups

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

Faculties

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

Special interest groups (SIGs)

The ICAEW has 14 SIGs covering a range of industries and specialisations: Charity and Voluntary Sector, Energy and Natural Resources, Entertainment and Media, Farming and Rural Business, Forensic and Expert Witness, Healthcare, Insolvency and Restructuring, Interim Management, Manufacturing, Non-Executive Directors, Public Sector, Solicitors, Tourism and Hospitality and Valuation.