Advancement to Fellowship

What is advancement to Fellowship?

Advancement to Fellowship is a higher designation 'FCA' in recognition of leadership in the profession and contribution(s) made to the Institute and/or the community. The application process requires nominations from two Chartered Accountants.

An individual member may be nominated for advancement to Fellowship if they have met all of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership in the profession as evidenced by their responsibilities in employment or public practice and by contribution(s) made to the Institute and/or the community 
  • Been an individual member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for a minimum continuous period of 10 years
  • Held a senior position in employment or in public practice (while being a member); or a combination thereof, for at least 7 years.

Service as a member of an approved overseas body can be included when calculating these timeframes.

How to apply

Two Chartered Accountants are required to complete the Advancement to Fellowship Application Form and testify as to the applicant's suitability for advancement in status based on the individual member having met the eligibility requirements.

Fellowship nominations are processed by the Sydney Office and forwarded to the General Manager of the Chartered Accountants Program and Admissions for decision. There is no fee for Advancement to Fellowship.

For more information, refer to the Regulations dealing with Advancement to Fellowship or contact our National Customer Service Centre.

Article last updated 20 June 2011