If you meet the prevailing ISCA membership admission requirements, you are welcomed to join ISCA as an Associate member before completing the ISCA FFA Qualification. Please click here for more information. Otherwise, you may join after completing the Qualification and meeting the conditions to be conferred the ISCA FFP Credential.
If you are not already an existing ISCA member, you must apply for ISCA membership after completing all four modules of the ISCA FFA Qualification and acquiring at least three years of recent and relevant years of work experience in financial forensic related fields to be conferred the ISCA FFP Credential. All ISCA membership applications are subject to the prevailing membership admission requirements.
For one to be conferred the ISCA FFP Credential, he/she must be an ISCA member. This is to ensure that, like all other ISCA members, he/she will uphold the ethical and professional standards. Therefore, non-ISCA members who have completed the ISCA FFA Qualification will need to apply for the Associate membership concurrently with the ISCA FFP Credential application.
Applicants who have completed the ISCA FFA Qualification will be required to furnish the following supporting documents:
a) Congratulatory Letter provided upon the completion of the four modules of the ISCA FFA Qualification
b) A competency write-up detailing the applicant’s financial forensic experience, supported by their resume and/or employer testimonials validating the core areas of their work in financial forensic related field. The endorsement of work must be by the applicant’s immediate supervisor or senior personnel who has sufficient knowledge of applicant’s work.
For applicants under the Grandfathering Scheme, please refer FAQ here for more information.
For applicants who have completed the ISCA FFA Qualification, a one-time application fee of $100 is charged to cover additional administrative costs in processing the application for the use of the ISCA FFP Credential.
To maintain an active ISCA FFP Credential, ISCA members must:
a) Maintain ISCA membership in good standing with no outstanding complaints or disciplinary proceedings;
b) Pay an annual credential renewal fee in conjunction with renewal of ISCA membership;
d) Agree to abid by the Institute (Membership and Fees) Rules and ISCA Code of Conduct and Ethics Pronouncements;
e) Agree that if these requirements are not satisfied, the credential will be revoked, and the reinstatement requirements must be met to regain the credential.
The renewal fee for the ISCA FFP Credential is $100. This will be waived for the first two years after applicants have obtained the ISCA FFP credential, i.e. waived for 2019 and 2020 renewal.
Non-renewal of the ISCA FFP Credential or failure to comply with the CPE requirements and other conditions will result in the removal of names of the credential holders from the Specialisation Register and they will have to cease the use of the ISCA FFP Credential immediately.
The ISCA FFP Credential will need to be maintained together with the ISCA membership. For example, if the ISCA membership is removed due to non-renewal of membership, the ISCA FFP credential will also be revoked. ISCA may, at its discretion, revoke any rights to use the ISCA FFP credential if a member fails to maintain membership in good standing.
Credential holders whose names have been removed from the Specialisation Register will have to apply for reinstatement of the credential.
To regain the ISCA FFP Credential, the following reinstatement requirements must be met:
- Maintain ISCA membership in good standing with no outstanding complaints or disciplinary proceedings;
- Pay all annual credential renewal fees from the last outstanding amount till current period;
- Pay reinstatement fee of $100, late payment fees of $30 and any applicable penalty;
- Acquired at least 8 verifiable CPE hours in financial forensic related education during the period of 12 months immediately preceding the date of the application for reinstatement;
- Agree to abide by the Institute (Membership and Fees) Rules and ISCA Code of Conduct and Ethics Pronouncements
Yes. The reinstatement of ISCA membership will not automatically reinstate the ISCA FFP Credential.
ISCA members who are holders of the ISCA FFP Credential may use the credential title as indicated below:
- Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore: "FCA (Singapore), ISCA FFP"
- Chartered Accountant of Singapore: "CA (Singapore), ISCA FFP"
- Associate (ISCA): "ISCA FFP"
- Associate (Specialist): "ISCA FFP"