The Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana


The Institute of Chartered Accountants

faculty-systemThe Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) was established by an Act of parliament, Act 170, in 1963.  It is the sole body charged with the regulation of the accountancy profession in Ghana.  Its members are the only persons recognized under the Companies Code (Act 179) 1963, for the purpose of audit of company accounts.  It is governed by a council of eleven chartered accountants.  The Council, headed by a President, holds office for a period of two (2) years.

Institute currently runs two distinct programmes.
(a) The Professional Programme.
(b) The Technician programme, known as Accounting Technician Scheme West Africa (ATSWA).

A candidate who successfully completes the professional programme and obtain a working experience in accountancy, approved by the Council of the |Institute., qualifies to use the designatory letter ‘CA’ after his/her name.


The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)

2017 Student Registration

To register as a student and apply for exemptions, applicants must obtain registration and exemption forms from ICAG Secretariat or the website. Completed forms should be returned to the Secretariat together with registration fee of GH¢120 .00 and subscription of GH¢120.00. Applicants who qualify for admissions and exemptions would be required to pay the applicable registration and exemption fees. An applicant must be at least 16 years and possess any of the following:

SSSCE/GBCE/DBS holders – six (6) passes (A-D) including English and Mathematics.  WASSCE holders six (6) credits including and English and Mathematics, any other qualification acceptable to the Institute.

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Subscription Demand Notice

The 2017 Members Subscription fee is due and payable on the first day of January 2017 (Chartered Accountants Act, 1963, Act 170, 5 (3)). Members who fail to make payment before or on this date are not considered as Members in Good Standing until payment is made. The Fee is GH¢500.

Meanwhile the list of Members in Good Standing shall be published in the print media by the 17th April, 2017.

Members can make payment at any GCB Bank branch network across the country.

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ICAG Holds 27th Graduation and Admission Ceremony

The 27th Graduation and Admission ceremony of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), and the second Graduation and Admission ceremony in the year 2016, has taken place in Accra.

Certificates were awarded to a total of five hundred and thirty-three (533), comprising two hundred and fifty-nine (259) students who have successfully completed the Chartered Accountants (CA) Professional Programme in May, this year; two hundred and eighty-two (282) graduates and members of foreign accountancy bodies who have met the pre- or post-qualification criteria for membership of ICAG; seventy-nine (79) who have successfully completed ICAG’s Post-Chartered Diploma Programme in Forensic Audit and Treasury & Risk Management; and twenty-three (23) who pursued the Accountancy Technician Scheme West Africa Programme.

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Instruction to Access Authority to Sit Note

Please see below instruction to access Authority to Sit for Examination

  1. Click on Authority to Sit on bottom right
  2. Enter Student Number
  3. Follow the instructions on the page to obtain an outline of your Authority to Sit.
  4. Wait for your Authority to Sit to load.
  5. Check if all the papers you wish to write are correctly stated.
  6. Simultaneous press ctrl and p to pop-up the print screen.
  7. Click print to print a copy.
  8. Click logout to complete the process.


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2017 CPD Calendar



Forms and Downloads

Exemption Form Exemption Form 12.01.17 - Exemption Form. Click here to download
Application Form - CA Application Form - CA 12.01.17 - Application forms CA Members. Click he...
Application Form - Practicing Application Form - Practicing 12.01.17 - Application Form -  Practising Me...
Professional Affiliation Professional Affiliation 12.01.17 - Application Forms -  Professional...
CA Student Registration Form 2017 CA Student Registration Form 2017 12.01.17 - CA Student Registration Form. Click he...
Graduation Payment Form Graduation Payment Form 12.01.17 - Graduation Payment Form - click here to ...
Draft ICAG Bill - For Review by Members Draft ICAG Bill - For Review by Members 12.01.17 - THE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS BILL, 2009 Me...
ICAG signs MOU with CIPFA ICAG signs MOU with CIPFA 11.11.14 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants (...

Authority to Sit Note