If you have not completed your exams before sending your training file, our application team will always receive a notification and will keep your training file informed until you pass your exams, where they will begin the membership process. A new employer may ask you to complete a longer training period by extending the duration of your training contract to a maximum of five years. This way, you may find that it takes longer to qualify when you change employers during your training. You must agree on an approved course that will allow your students to gain the necessary 450 days of practical experience: you cannot submit your training file for final approval until the end of your training contract. You must take out a training contract of at least three years and complete at least 450 days of practical internship. There are four essential elements of ACA qualification that must be successfully completed to be eligible for ICAEW membership. These are the 15 exams, practical experience (PWE), professional directors (PD) and ethics and professional skepticism (ELP). In addition, students must enter into a training contract lasting at least three years and submit regularly during this period to an evaluation/verification of progress with your employer. If you have completed these items in your training file and your employer has completed the final opt-out, you will be invited to become a member of the ICAEW after processing your training materials.
To become an accountant, you must complete 450 days of on-the-job training, in addition to the ACA qualification elements. To do this, you must abide by a training agreement with a company or an accountant certified by the ICAEW. Before submitting your training file, make sure you have done the following: You cannot apply for ICAEW membership until you have signed up for your ACA training contract. The ICAEW encourages students to stay with their employer for the duration of their training contract, if this is not possible, you must re-register in another training contract to complete the remaining time.