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ICMA Approved Certifications for the Education Requirement

Note: These certifications either do not require a Bachelor’s degree or have alternate paths for meeting their
education requirement

Australia
Chartered Accountant (CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants

Bangladesh
Associate (ACMA), Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh
Fellow (FCMA), Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh

Canada
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

France
DCG, le diplôme de comptabilité et de gestion (Diploma of Accounting and Management)

India
Associate or Fellow, Institute of Cost Accountants of India
Chartered Accountant (CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Ireland
Chartered Accountant (CA), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland

Japan
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Kenya
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)

Pakistan
Associate or Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan
Associate or Fellow (ACMA or FCMA), Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan

People’s Republic of China


Certified Public Accountant (CPA), The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Qualified Accountant (QA) or Senior Qualified Accountant (SQA), The National Accountant Assessment &
Certification Center (Semi-Senior and Senior levels only)

Saudi Arabia
Fellowship, Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants

Scotland
Chartered Accountant (CA), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Sri Lanka
Associate or Fellow (ACMA or FCMA), CMA Sri Lanka
Switzerland
Diplomierte Expertin/ Experte in Rechnungslegung und Controlling

Taiwan
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), The Securities and Futures Bureau of Financial Supervisory Commission

United Kingdom
Associate or Fellow (ACCA or FCCA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Chartered Accountant (CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Chartered Public Finance Accountant (CPFA), Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

United States
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Institute of Internal Auditors
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Association of Financial Professionals