Associates (ISCA) are professionals with an accounting degree or an equivalent accounting qualification, working in the accountancy profession across diverse sectors and industries.
The official designation of Associate is "Associate (ISCA)".
Gain the competitive edge that comes with professional recognition - Accounting graduates can join ISCA as an Associate (ISCA), and get the professional recognition, support and resources to stay ahead in a fast-changing business environment.
Download the Associate membership brochure for more information.
Accredited Accounting Degree; Holders of Accredited accounting degrees that are approved and listed by the Singapore Accountancy Commission as appropriate for direct entry to the Professional Programme of the Singapore CA Qualification.
Singapore CA Qualification Candidate; Candidates of the Professional Programme of the Singapore CA Qualification can apply as Associate (ISCA), and enjoy waiver of membership admission fee and first year annual subscription fee.
Other Accounting Degree; Holders of other accounting degrees recognised by the Institute who have satisfied the domicile and relevant local working experience requirements*.
Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation) (Formerly known as Singapore QP Foundation Programme); Candidates who have completed the Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation).
*subject to fulfilling the domicile requirements of residing in Singapore with at least 6 months of relevant local work experience at the time of application. Relevant work experience includes accounting and/or finance functions in any sector or industry.
How to become an Associate (ISCA)
Apply for Associate (ISCA)
Fill up your application online.
Complete and upload the character references form. The character referees need to have known the applicant for a period of at least 6 months at the time of application.
Applications for Associate (ISCA) under the Transitional Arrangements must be submitted no later than 30 November 2018:
- You must be approved as an Associate (ISCA) by 31 December 2018 to qualify for the Transitional Arrangements.
- Please ensure that you satisfy the conditions of the Transitional Arrangements for reclassification to CA (Singapore) within the specific timelines applicable to you.
The application process will take at least 8 to 10 weeks upon submission of all necessary supporting documents and payment.
^All supporting documents have to be CTC by a CA (Singapore) or a member of a recognised professional body. Applicants working with firms registered under the Accredited Employer Scheme can submit supporting documents that are not CTC. Click here to find out if your employer is a registered partner or Accredited Training Organisation.
For application submitted before 1 May 2018, full year membership fee of the current year is payable
For application submitted on or after 1 May 2018 and before 20 November 2018, pro-rated half year membership fee of the current year is payable
For application submitted on or after 20 November 2018, full year membership subscription fee of the following year is payable
Note: If you are submitting an application for Associate (ISCA) under the Transitional Arrangements from 20 November 2018 to 30 November 2018, please make a top-up fee of $107.00 (including 7% GST) being the half-year subscription fee for 2018.