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Advancement to fellowship regulations

Effective from 6 March 2012.


An Associate may become a Fellow of ICAEW pursuant to clause 7(b) of the Supplemental Charter, provided such Associate has been a member for a continuous period of not less than ten years. The Committee may require such Associate to provide such additional information and evidence as it sees fit, including evidence as to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) declarations and of any disciplinary findings or orders against the said Associate or of any disciplinary proceedings outstanding, and a failure without reasonable cause to provide such information or evidence may be a ground for refusing Fellowship.


If the Committee is satisfied, in all the circumstances of the case of the Associate's fitness to become a Fellow, the Committee may in its absolute discretion vary or waive the requirements of regulation 1 in respect of:

  • an Associate whose period of membership of ICAEW, commencing on or after 1 July 1978, has not been continuous but in aggregate has not been fewer than ten years;
  • an Associate who has joined ICAEW through a reciprocal membership agreement or through the Membership and Co-operation Agreement with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants or through the recognition granted to members of Common Content bodies;
  • An Associate who is, in the judgement of the Committee, a senior member of the profession.

Powers of variation


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