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Guidance, support and benefits for members in practice

AIA's practising certificate entitles members to operate in public practice and comes with its own unique set of benefits, including additional recognition, support services and specialist guidance.

AIA offers extensive support services to help small and medium sized practices work, evolve and grow. Our members in practice have access to everything they need to ensure they operate a successful practice and adhere to all necessary regulations. 

Prospective AIA member?
Apply for your membership and practising certificate online

Current AIA member?
Apply for your practising certificate through MyAIA

  • Extensive recognition to support your firm
  • Accurate tax information when you need it the most
  • Guidance and support for your practice
  • AML Supervision
  • Public Practice Register
  • Free Compliance Software
  • Quality Assurance
  • Exclusive member benefits

Extensive recognition to support your firm

AML Supervision
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Independent Examination of Charities
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Banks and Building Societies
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ATOL Reporting Accountants' Scheme
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Licensed Access
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UK Visas and Immigration
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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - HNW statements
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Safeagent (formerly NALS)
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UK/Swiss Tax Agreement
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AML Compliance Software
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Public Register
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Accurate tax information when you need it the most

Tolley Tax Library
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Tolley Seminars Online
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Annually Updated Tax Cards
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Expert Commentary
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Guidance and support for your practice

Quality Assurance and Practice Monitoring
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Document Templates
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Technical Support and Resources
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Exclusive Member Benefits
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Eligibility

To obtain a practising certificate, you must have been an AIA Associate or Fellow member and post-qualification gained two years’ work experience at a sufficiently high level with a statutory auditor or an accountant in public practice.

If you have trained in a specialist area of public practice, such as forensic accounting, then you must have completed five years’ experience in the specialist field(s) in which you intend to work. Two years of this experience must be post-qualification.

If you have held your membership for two years continuously and are in public practice, you are eligible to apply for an AIA practising certificate.

Prospective AIA member?
Apply for your membership and practising certificate using our online application process

Current AIA member?
Apply for your practising certificate through MyAIA