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CIPFA members - join the ICAEW

As a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA), you can join the 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 CIPFA with a minimum of five years' full membership may be eligible apply to join the ICAEW through the Pathways to Membership programme.

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 CIPFA 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.