Members Categories

ZICA membership is classified under the following grades

  1. Fellow
  2. Associate
  3. Graduate
  4. Licentiate
  5. Technician

List of ZICA Members

Qualifications for Registration

According to the Statutory Instrument No. 40 of 1994 – The Accountants (Qualifications for Registration) regulations, the following qualifications and experiences are required to be eligible for membership:

Associate or Fellowship Grade of Membership

Fully qualified professional accountants holding qualifications from recognised accounting bodies and also holding a minimum of three years practical experience, two such years being post qualifying, can be admitted into membership. Some of the recognised accounting bodies are:

  1. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom
  2. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of the United Kingdom
  3. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountants of the United Kingdom
  4. The Institutes of Chartered Accountants in –
  • England and Wales
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada; and
  • Zimbabwe

e)   The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of the United

States of America

 Graduate Grade of Membership 

This new category is given to individuals who have completed professional level examinations of a professional accountancy qualification. Such individuals are required to attain three years work experience before they can request for a transfer to Associate membership. Three years is made up of one year pre-qualification and two years post qualification supervised work experience. Some qualifications accepted include full ZICA Professional Qualification, ACCA and CIMA.

Licentiate Grade of Membership

This is accorded to individuals who have recognised accountancy degrees with 3 years work experience or those who have completed and passed penultimate examinations of a professional qualification. Qualifications acceptable for registration under this category are but not limited to;

  1. The Licentiate Examinations of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  2. Successful completion of the penultimate examinations of any of the Institutes listed under the Associate or Fellowship grade of membership above.
  3. The Copperbelt University Bachelor of Accountancy degree with at least three years of relevant post qualifying experience.
  4. Zambia Diploma in Accountancy from Examination Council of Zambia with at least five years of relevant post qualifying experience.
  5. The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (financial Stream).
  6. The Institutes of Chartered Accountants in:
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri-Lanka.

Technician Grade of Membership

This is accorded to individuals who have completed recognized technician accountancy programmes. Qualifications acceptable for registration under this category are but not limited to;

  1. The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants Technician Examinations.
  2. The Copperbelt University Degree in Accountancy
  3. The Zambia Diploma in Accountancy from Examination Council of Zambia
  4. The National Institute of Public Administration Accounting Technician Diploma.
  5. The Zambia State Insurance Business College Diploma in Financial Administration.
  6. The Association of Accounting Technicians of the United Kingdom.
  7. The foundation examination of any of the Institutes listed under the Associate or Fellowship grade of membership above.

NOTE: Please note that for any other accounting qualification that is not listed in the schedule above, the Institute has put in place an Evaluation criterion for assessing such qualifications into ZICA membership.

Benefits of ZICA Membership

1.Employers of accounting personnel include membership to ZICA as one of the requirements for the staff they recruit.

2. Registration and Membership to ZICA affords the members national and international recognition and this recognition affords wider job opportunities.

Application Forms

Technician/Licentiate Membership Application Form

Associate/ Fellow Membership Application Form

Members Information Update Form