Restrictions on use of “Chartered Accountant of Singapore” designation

The Chartered Accountant of Singapore or CA (Singapore) designation is conferred by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) as the Designated Entity under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) Act. This prestigious designation signifies a fully qualified accounting professional and is regulated by ACRA.

Eligibility Criteria for Using the CA (Singapore) Designation

To be eligible to use the CA (Singapore) designation, individuals must meet the following conditions:

  1. You must be registered as a CA (Singapore) with ISCA; and
  2. Your ISCA membership must be active.

Prohibited Use of the CA (Singapore) Designation

You are not allowed to use the CA (Singapore) designation under the following circumstances:

  • If you do not have an active membership status with ISCA.
  • If you have been suspended as a Member of ISCA.
  • If your membership with ISCA has been cancelled by order of the Disciplinary Committee as a result of a disciplinary finding.

Legal Consequences

ACRA Act Section 35 D Subsection (6) outlines the legal consequences for unauthorised use of the CA (Singapore) designation:

  • First Offence: A fine not exceeding $5,000.
  • Second or Subsequent Offence: A fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both.

Additional Provisions

ACRA Act Section 35 B specifies additional provisions related to the use of the designation by individuals and entities.

Brand Guidelines for CA (Singapore)

A person registered as a CA (Singapore) shall use the designation in ways that are aligned with the brand’s principles and which uphold the good repute and safeguard the interests of the brand.

For detailed guidelines, please refer to Guidelines for CA (Singapore).


Download Guidelines for CA (Singapore)