a letter of good standing issued from their home body confirming a clean disciplinary record and that there are no outstanding matters under investigation; or
details of any disciplinary record with the current or previous membership bodies or of any matters currently under investigation.
The Committee may vary or waive the requirements of regulations 7 and 8 in such circumstances as the Committee in its absolute discretion considers acceptable.
ICAEW will disclose information to a sponsor's professional body where information provided to support an application under regulation 2(f) is found to be fraudulent or misleading. These individuals will therefore be subject to the normal disciplinary process of that professional body.
ICAEW reserves the right not to accept an individual as a sponsor if to do so would bring the scheme into disrepute.
A candidate may attempt the examination of experience a maximum of four times.
A candidate will pass the examination of experience if they achieve:
an overall pass mark of 60% or higher; or
an overall mark between 55 and 59% without failing more than one of the 5 questions.
A candidate may not appeal against their mark for the examination of experience.
The Committee may vary or waive the requirements of regulations 12 and 13 in such circumstances as the Committee in its absolute discretion considers acceptable.
Refunds may be subject to an administrative charge.
Engaging in any activity likely to give an advantage to any candidate will be considered misconduct. Examples of this may include (but are not limited to):
cheating, i.e. failing to comply with the rules governing assessments;
colluding, i.e. assisting another candidate to gain an advantage by any means, facilitating or receiving such assistance;
fabricating, i.e. misleading or attempting to mislead the examiners by presenting work for assessment in a way which intentionally or recklessly suggests that factual information has been collected which has not in fact been collected, or falsifies factual information; and
personating, i.e. acting, appearing, or producing work on behalf of another candidate in order to deceive the examiners, or soliciting another individual to act, appear or produce work on your own behalf.
ICAEW will investigate any candidate suspected of involvement in any irregularity or misconduct. Where a case for misconduct is to be considered, the candidate will be notified and given opportunity to write to explain the circumstances of the case.
Where ICAEW believes a case of misconduct may exist this will be referred to the ICAEW Assessment Committee for investigation and potential disciplinary action.
ICAEW reserves the right to withhold publication of the results of an assessment, and prevent further assessment attempts, of candidates suspected of having been involved in any irregularity or misconduct in connection with an assessment, pending the completion of investigations into the alleged irregularity or misconduct.
Any misconduct reported to ICAEW will remain on the candidate's record.
Admission to ICAEW membership
On admission to membership candidates must adhere to ICAEW's bye-laws, regulations and guidance and pay such fees as set by the Committee.
Powers of variation
The Committee shall have the power to vary or waive the above regulations.