How Do I Make an Application for a Practising Certificate?

An application form for a Practising Certificate must be completed and submitted for the attention of the Registration Committee. It should be accompanied by the following;

  • Two references, at least one of which should be from another qualified accountant giving an opinion on your professional competence and standing in society;

  • Full details of your post-admission to membership work experience in a letter format signed by your supervising accountant/statutory auditor (if audit qualification applied for) and on headed paper. This should give a breakdown of the type of work you were engaged in (in percentage terms) during this time, e.g. statutory audit, taxation, financial reporting, office management etc. and should outline your role and responsibilities;

  • Business Proposal/Profile; and

  • Completion certificate(s) for the Practice and Audit Online Certificate(s)

The Registration Committee may undertake such enquiries as it believes appropriate to assess the validity of details contained in an application. This may include third party enquiry.

Please note that before your practising certificate issues you must have in place adequate professional indemnity insurance and if relevant a continuity of practice agreement.