Membership levels

We have four different levels of individual membership. Whether you are just starting out in your career, have gained an ICA professional qualification or are an experienced practitioner, there is a level appropriate for you. The levels of membership are as follows:


Each level requires that you sign up to, and operate in accordance, with the ICA Code of Conduct and complete either a recommended or mandatory level of continuing professional development (CPD) annually.

You can join as an individual or, depending upon your jurisdiction or employer, you may also be able to join as part of a group.

Membership is compulsory for anybody wishing to study towards an ICA certification or qualification.

Affiliate Member


This level of membership is the ICA's entry level membership grade:

  • for anyone wishing to show commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct;
  • for those currently studying towards an ICA qualification;
  • for those who have successfully completed an ICA Certificate

As an Affiliate member you will be required to sign up to the ICA Code of Conduct and we recommend that you complete (and log) a minimum of 10 hours of CPD each year.

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Associate Member

Associate membership is a mark of achievement that recognises your commitment to professionalism through studying. This level is:

As an Associate member you will be required to sign up and adhere to ICA Code of Conduct and complete a mandatory 35 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) each year.

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Professional Member (MICA)

Being a Professional Member of ICA is a globally recognised mark of professionalism and excellence.

This membership level demonstrates the highest levels of practical and academic knowledge and is available to holders of an ICA Diploma qualification or those who qualify via the experienced practitioner* route.

As a Professional Member you will sign up and adhere to the ICA Code of Conduct and agree to undertake 35 hours of mandatory Continuous Professional Development (CPD) each year.

This level of membership is:    

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Fellow Member (FICA)

Being a Fellow of the ICA is a mark of prestige and is our highest level of membership. It demonstrates a high level of competence and achievement and represents your ongoing dedication to professionalism.

There is an expectation that as a Fellow, will add value to the growing ICA community. This can be done in a variety of ways such as contributing to inCOMPLIANCE®, designing content for the CPD Centre, serving on an ICA Branch committee or becoming an examiner. Of course we are always open to ideas and suggestions that play to your individual personal strengths that our community would benefit from. Contact us at to find out more.

This level of membership is:

To maintain this status, you must sign up and adhere to the ICA Code of Conduct and complete a further 35 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) each year.

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If you're unsure which level of  membership is appropriate for you, please contact us at

*      Also includes Certification courses in Malaysia
**    Also includes Advanced Certificate courses in Malaysia
***  Also includes Graduate qualifications in Singapore and Certified Professional qualifications in Malaysia
****For further information and enquiries on applying via this route,
        please email and request details of the experiential Fellow route to FICA. 


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