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Diploma in charity accounting regulations

The requirements for candidates who wish to gain the Diploma in Charity accounting.

Effective from 1st January, 2010. Diploma in Charity Accounting Regulations

1. A candidate shall be entitled to apply for assessment for the award of the Diploma in Charity Accounting and entitlement to use the designatory letters, DChA (Diploma in Charity Accounting) based on their previous experience in charity accounting work.
2. The Committee shall determine the criteria for the making of an award based on experience.
3. An application made under regulation 1 must be received by the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting Registrar at ICAEW, Metropolitan House, 321 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2FZ by the deadline set by the Committee.
4. A candidate shall pay on submission of each application for the award such fee or fees as may be prescribed by the Committee.
5. An assessment will be conducted at such time and in such place as the Committee may from time to time decide.
6. If an application made in accordance with regulation 3 is unsuccessful up to three further applications may be made on payment of any additional fees as may be prescribed by the Committee.

Postgraduate Diploma applicants

7.

A candidate shall be entitled to apply for the award of the Diploma in Charity Accounting and entitlement to use the designatory letters, 'DChA' (Diploma in Charity Accounting) on their successful completion of the award of:

  • the Postgraduate Diploma in Charity and Financial Management from the Sir John Cass Business School, London; or
  • the Post Graduate Diploma in Charity Resource Accounting from the Sheffield Hallam Business School; or
  • any other qualification as approved from time to time by the Committee.

General

8. A candidate awarded the Diploma in Charity Accounting may use the letters 'DChA' (representing the words 'Diploma in Charity Accounting') after their name. The right to use 'DChA' is at the discretion of ICAEW and the entitlement to use the letters may be removed by the Council of ICAEW for cause.
9. The Committee's decision whether to make an award of the Diploma in Charity Accounting shall be final.

Interpretation

10. In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires or express reference is made in these regulations, words and phrases have the same meaning as in the Principal and Disciplinary Bye laws.

Powers of variation

11. The Committee shall have the power to vary or waive the above regulations.