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Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB)

The following steps demonstrate the pathway for full members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) to gain Associate membership with CPA Australia under the conditions of the current membership pathway agreement.


Step 1: Determine eligibility

If you are a member of ICAB, you may be eligible to apply for Associate membership of CPA Australia if you:

• are a member of good standing and not currently subject to any disciplinary sanctions or investigations and payment of fees

• did not gain entry to ICAB through another member pathway agreement (MPA) or any other mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with another professional body

• have successfully completed the ICAB examination under the ICAB syllabus and the ICAB practical work experience requirements


• hold a degree recognised by CPA Australia as being at least equivalent to Australian bachelor degree level


• have at least five years’ senior work experience (current at the time of application) in professional accounting.

step 2: Complete application

Complete the online application and submit with the required documentation, including your application and membership fee. Ensure you nominate ICAB as the professional body with whom you hold membership.


Your application and information supplied will take approximately 10 to 15 working days to verify. Upon completion, an email will be sent to you informing you of your assessment outcome.

STEP 4: Advance to CPA status

Once you become an Associate member of CPA Australia via the membership pathway agreement, you must undertake and successfully complete the following four exam papers of the CPA Program.

• Ethics and Governance
• Strategic Management Accounting
• Financial Reporting
• Global Strategy and Leadership

Upon successful completion of these four subjects, you will be advanced to CPA status. You will receive a CPA certificate and will then be eligible to use the CPA designation.

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