Where and what to study to become a member
If you're a student looking to become an NZICA member, this page provides the essentials on where and what to study.
To become a CA or an ACA member, you'll need to study at an Accredited Tertiary Institution (ATI) and complete pre-approved courses.
To ensure all students receive the training they need to become a member, we:
- approve tertiary institutes to offer the academic requirements for membership
- approve the courses offered by these tertiary institutes.
To become an AT you'll need to study at an NZQA recognised and accredited provider. See a list of these providers.
Please note that the pathway to become a Chartered Accountant is changing from 2013. Find out about the new requirements.
Decided where to study but unsure of what papers to take? Find the answers to kick-start your academic programme.
Find out more about planning your programme of study to meet our academic requirements for admission.
Find out which universities, polytechs and institutes of technology you can study at to become a Chartered Accountant, Associate Chartered Accountant or Accounting Technician.
Transitional arrangements for students
Get the facts on transitional arrangements in place for students who started their accountancy study before January 1, 2010.