The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

is the first professional body for accountants in Nigeria. Established by an Act of parliament effected September 1, 1965.

There are two routes to become a student accountant with ICAN.

Join ICAN as an ATSWA Student

The acronym ATSWA means Accounting Technicians Scheme West Africa. This was introduce by ICAN in 1989 to increase qualified middle level manpower.

Candidates that successfully completed the examinations will be issued the AAT certificate. This certificate has been certified by the Federal Ministry of Establishment in Nigeria as equivalent of the National Diploma of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in the Federal Scheme of Service.

The minimum qualification for joining as an ATSWA Student is Senior Secondary School Certificate (Minimum of 5 credits, including English and Mathematics). Ordinary National Diploma of any Polytechnic recognized by the Council of the Institute, Diploma from recognized Universities and National Certificate of Education (NCE) from recognised College of Education are offered exemptions from some of the ATSWA examination subjects.

Join ICAN as a Professional Student

To register as a student with the Institute, an applicant must hold a qualification not below University degree or its equivalent.
You become addressed as ACA when you have passed the professional examinations and inducted as an Associate of the Institute.

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