Institute of Chartered Accountants India

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants India (ICA India), entered into a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) in October 2010. This agreement was renewed on Friday 5th October, 2018 in the offices of CPA Ireland. 

The agreement offers qualified members of each body to become a member of the other body, and to enjoy the benefits which each organisation offers.
Pictured left to right - Eamonn Siggins, CEO, CPA Ireland; Cormac Mohan President, CPA Ireland; CA. Naveen N.D. Gupta, President of ICAI India and CA. S.B. Zaware, Central Council Member ICA India.

You Can Become a CPA Without Leaving Home
CPA is one of the best known international accounting designations and Irish professional qualifications are held in high regard worldwide. By becoming a CPA you are joining a global network. Out of some two and a half million qualified accountants worldwide, one million plus are CPAs. The entire process is all online and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.

Benefits of Membership of CPA Ireland
  • Access to the Member Services team who provided a dedicated support service for all your membership needs.
  • Free recruitment service
  • Free technical support service for all your accountancy related queries
  • Increased employment opportunities
  • Free access to our wellbeing platform with guided meditation, an online gym, yoga sessions, nutrition advice and wellness podcasts
  • Expert insights and advice in our journal, Accountancy Plus and our monthly ebulletin
  • A selection of free CPD courses

Additional Benefits
CPA Ireland provides members with a variety of benefits, discounts and professional services. The full range includes financial, health, publication, lifestyle, technical and professional benefits. Professional and technical resources will enable you to remain up to date and at the leading edge of your profession.

Terms & Conditions
An ICAI member seeking admission to CPA Ireland should:
  • Be a holder of a recognised degree, or
  • Have at least five years’ work experience, and have successfully completed:
  • The ICAI examinations
  • The ICAI Practical experience requirements
  • Any other requirement as may be prescribed by ICAI  from time to time, and
  • Be a member in Goodstanding and not currently subject to any disciplinary sanctions or investigations and have not been subject to any disciplinary sanctions in the past five years 
CPA Ireland is not obliged to admit as its Member any Member of ICAI who:
(a)   is a Member of ICAI by virtue of an MRA or any other mutual recognition arrangement with another professional body;
(b)    is the subject of a current investigation into his or her professional conduct;
(c)    has been subject to any disciplinary sanctions within the five years prior to their application.

You can join CPA in 4 steps:
1. Email PDF copies of all relevant documentation below to
  • ICA India Letter of Goodstanding
  • 2 Professional written letters of reference
  • ID (Passport or Driving Licence)
  • ICA India Membership Certificate
2. Complete and pass three online courses (available at €125 each)
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2 above, you can then complete steps 3 and 4.

3. Complete the Online MRA Application form

4. Pay the Administration Fee of €200 

If you require further information, please contact