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Become a CPA

You have made the right decision for your accountancy career.

Becoming a CPA offers several opportunities, such as: International recognition and affiliation with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes, opportunities to represent the accountancy profession on the ICPAU Council, access to accountancy information and updates through ICPAU portals and platforms, and enhanced credibility with the CPA professional designation, among others.

Requirements for Full Membership Application

a) A print out of the duly completed and signed online application form.

b) Proof of payment of enrollment fees (UGX 1,050,000).

c) Proof of 3 years of Practical Experience Training (PET).

d) Original or certified copies of academic support documents;

transcripts and certificates for O’Level, A’Level, Diplomas,

Degrees and Professional Courses.

f) Curriculum Vitae (CV).

i) Recommendation letters from:

(i) Either current or former employer within the past three

years, and;

(ii) A full member of ICPAU, known to the applicant personally.


Members of the East African Community Institutes of Accountants (EACIAs) shall submit their membership certificate of their local Professional Accountancy Organisation, and a letter of good standing from their PAO.

Holders of FAQs will apply for full membership of ICPAU only after sitting for examinations in Business Law – Paper 4, Taxation – Paper 11 and Public Sector Accounting and Reporting – Paper 14, and Auditing and Other Assurance Services-Paper 17, of the CPA (U) Syllabus.

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