Practical Training

The International Education Standard (IES 5) states that The period of practical experience would be a minimum of three years. A period of relevant graduate (beyond undergraduate, e.g., master’s) professional education with a strong element of practical accounting application may contribute no more than 12 months to the practical experience requirement.” This means that pre-graduation experience can only count for a maximum of 12 months (one year of practical training). In line with the above, admission requirements to Associate Membership of ZICA have been amended as follows:

  • All graduates of professional qualifications such as ZICA, ACCA, CIMA, to mention a few, who have work experience by the time they complete the final level of the professional qualification will qualify for Associate Membership after two years of relevant post-graduation experience, regardless of membership admission attained in other professional bodies;


  • All graduates who have no work experience by the time they complete the final level of their professional qualification must undergo three years of relevant practical experience under supervision of a qualified accountant before qualifying for admission to Associate membership if ZICA;



Graduates must read the Letter to Professional Graduates, Guidelines for Practical Training, Scoring Sheets (Audit and Non-Audit) and the Training Contract.


Welcome to ZICA

ZICA is the official body that represents all certified accountants in Zambia, providing accountability in the quality and service of the accounting profession. It is a self regulated membership body for the accountancy profession in Zambia that was established under the Accountants Act of 1982, repealed and continues to exist under the accountants Act of 2008. Its primary mandate is to promote the accountancy profession, through the regulation of accountancy practice and education in Zambia.

Browse this site to find more information on membership benefits and options, or just to learn more about our institution and how it benefits you as a client of the accounting profession in Zambia.

Regulation of Accountants

ZICA was established by an ACT of Parliament of 1982 as repealed by the Accountants Act of 2008.

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Membership At A Glance

One of the many mandates of ZICA is to register members. Under Section 12 of the Accountants Act 2008 a person

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Accountants Park,Plot number 2374, Thabo Mbeki Road
P.O. Box 32005

Tel:+260 211 374550-59
Fax:+260 211 255355


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