MEMBERSHIP PROGRESSION

AIA membership will take you from being a Student, all the way through your career as an accountant.

"As a membership body we provide a representative voice for our members in consultation with governments, standard-setters, businesses and other organisations."

As an AIA Student you are demonstrating that you are committed to your career development and are embarking on the appropriate training to succeed.

Qualification as professional accountant, or International Accountant, is through a combination of study, exams and Initial Professional Development (IPD); only on completion of all these elements, and on obtaining Associate membership, are you entitled to declare yourself qualified.

After obtaining five years or more post-qualification experience you are eligible to apply for Fellow membership.

LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP

Student – You are studying for the AIA professional qualification and obtaining your IPD.

Graduate – You have completed your professional exams, but have not yet obtained the required IPD.

Associate (AAIA)– You are a professional, qualified accountant and can refer to yourself as an International Accountant.

Fellow (FAIA)– You are a professional, qualified accountant and have over five years post-qualification experience in the accountancy profession. You can refer to yourself as an International Accountant.

Member in Practice– An Associate or Fellow member who is authorised by AIA to engage in public practice by means of holding a practising certificate.