How to become a Chartered Accountant
Registration of Articles
The student should:
- Register as an articled clerk with an accredited training office (ATO) in Zimbabwe, the list of these ATO’s can be found at the ICAZ reception or download here.
- Through the ATO, register as an ICAZ student accountant
The entry requirements to becoming a chartered accountant are as follows:
- You should have an accounting degree not more than three years
- If your degree is more than 3 years you will have to do a one year bridging course before proceeding to ZCTA
- Be attached to an accredited training office. You can do the CTA and ITC program without the training but you will not be allowed to sit for the final APC exams without these (more detail on the attached list)
We have three service providers for the CTA program CAA, NUST and UNISA, these service providers only enroll students who have accounting degrees which are not more than 3 years.
For the UNISA program, the ZCTA program is offered by UNISA in conjunction with ICAZ where 4 modules are offered by UNISA and one module the Zim Tax module is offered by ICAZ. This program has no exemptions, all five modules are written in one sitting and all have to be passed at once. It’s very unfortunate that ICAZ is no longer facilitating registrations on behalf of students as such you are required to log onto the UNISA website at www.unisa.ac.za and submit your online application. Applications are expected to open during August/ September please log onto the UNISA website during this period and apply.
We also encourage you to place your application for CTA with our local service providers CAA (Chartered Accountants Academy) or NUST.
Requirements for Membership Applications
For one to apply for membership they need to submit the following:
|PAAB Registration Fees
The following Certified documents are required:
- Degree Certificates
- ZCTA Certificate
- FQC Certificate
- Letters discharging your training records and training contract
- Application Form duly completed.
Requirements for a Letter of Good Standing
Requirements for Membership Applications from those wishing to convert under the reciprocal agreements
A member of a body that has reciprocal agreement with ICAZ can become a member of ICAZ after producing the following:
- Letter of good standing from the reciprocal body
- Membership application form and its requirements
- Paying the requirement application fees.
Requirements for Application for a Practising Certificate
For one to apply for a practicing certificate, they need to:
- Be a fully registered member of ICAZ
- Have attained at least 20 CPD hours for the current year
- Complete the Practising Certificate Application
- Form Provide proof of professional Indemnity or subscribe through ICAZ
Requirements for Application to PAAB
For one to be registered with PAAB, they need to:
- Be a fully registered member of ICAZ
- Complete the PAAB Application Form
- Pay the required fees
Fees for different registrations
- ICAZ Registration USD402.50
- ICAZ Practising Certificate Application Fee USD200
- ICAZ Certificate Replacement Fee USD80
- PAAB Registration USD250
- PAAB Practising Certificate Registration USD300
- PAAB Certificate replacement Fee USD150 Student Initial Registration Fee USD60
- Application for Remission of Training Contact Fee USD20
- Application for Transfer of Training Contact Fee USD20
- Application for Suspension of Training Contact Fee USD20
- Local member USD530
- Non Resident USD403
- Articled Accountant Zimbabwe USD300 Articled Clerks Annual Subscription USD95
Requirements to Register a Training Office
For an organization to be registered as a training office the following should be satisfied:
- At least 1 Chartered Accountant within that organization
- The application form should be completed and submitted to ICAZ for the Education Committee
- The registration fee (USD1000) to be paid upon Accreditation.
On completion of the APC and after training records have been discharged one can then apply to become a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe. After which one can use the designation CA(Z). Please note that it is an offence to use the designation CA(Z) if you are not a member of ICAZ.