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Life membership

Life membership allows you, as a retired professional, to retain the benefits of ICAEW membership, including retaining your ACA status, for a single-one off payment.

Are you eligible for life membership? 

If you are fully retired, have been an ICAEW member for 30 years or more and are aged 60 or over , you may be eligible to become a life member.

Life membership will be granted provided that you have retired from all remunerated business and professional activities and that you have surrendered your practising certificate.

If you meet the eligibility requirements you can pay a one-off fee of £675 (just 1.5 times the standard annual subscription) to become an ICAEW life member and maintain your access to member resources and benefits.

Life membership is free to retired members aged 75 and over, or those who have been a member for at least 50 years.

Changes to CPD requirements

From 1 November 2023, ICAEW's CPD requirements are changing. Please ensure that you review ICAEW’s new CPD Regulations to ensure you understand how the changes may impact you. The CPD self-assessment tool will help you determine whether you are exempt.

Free life membership

Retired members who have held membership for 50 years, or are aged 75 and over, are eligible for free life membership which you can apply for when you renew your membership.

Members aged 90 and over are now automatically granted free life membership. Any Practising Certificate, Practice Assurance, faculty and Community fees and subscriptions shall also be waived.

If you are unable to work due to an incurable and or progressive illness you may also be eligible for free life membership. Please contact the Members Information Team to enable them to assess your circumstances and provide support to you and your family.

How to apply

You can select to become a life member when you next renew your annual membership or you can call us now on +44 (0)1908 248 250. 

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If you have any questions or need any more support please get in touch with our Members Information Team.

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