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Application Guidelines

ELIGIBILITY FOR REGISTERING WITH THE MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANTS

APPLICANTS UNDER THE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT CATEGORY MUST POSSESS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. Passed any of the final examination specified in *Part I of the First Schedule of the Accountants Act, 1967 and gained not less than of 3 years of working experience in the service of a Chartered Accountant or in a government department, bank, insurance company, local authority or other commercial, financial, industrial or professional organisation or other undertaking approved by the Council; and/or
   
2. Member of any of the recognised bodies specified in **Part II of the First Schedule of the Accountants Act, 1967; and/or
   
3. Passed the MIA Qualifying Examination (QE) and gain 3 years of working experience in the service of a Chartered Accountant or in a government department, bank, insurance company, local authority or other commercial, financial, industrial or professional organization or other undertaking approved by the Council.
   
  *PART I OF THE FIRST SCHEDULE OF THE ACCOUNTANTS ACT, 1967
   
 
(a) Diploma in Accounting, University of Malaya (up to examination session 1981/82)
(b) Bachelor of Accounting, University of Malaya
(c) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(d) Advanced Diploma in Accountancy, MARA Institute of Technology
(e) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Teknologi MARA
(f) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Utara Malaysia
(g) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
(h) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Putra Malaysia (formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia)
(i) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa
(j) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Sains Malaysia
(k) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), (Information System), Universiti Utara Malaysia
(l) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (the academic programme for which first commenced from the academic year 2002/2003 onwards)
(m) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Multimedia (the academic programme for which first commenced from the academic year 2002/2003 onwards)
(n) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (formerly known as Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia)
(o) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Malaysia Sabah
(p) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Selangor (formerly known as Universiti Industri Selangor)
(q) Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
   
  **PART II OF THE FIRST SCHEDULE OF THE ACCOUNTANTS ACT, 1967
   
 
- Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
- Institute of Chartered Accountants In England & Wales
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
- CPA Australia (formerly known as Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants)
- New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (formerly known as Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand)
- Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (United Kingdom)

APPLICANTS UNDER THE LICENSED ACCOUNTANT CATEGORY MUST BE A:

1. Member of the Malaysian Society of Accountants and passed any of the final examinations of that body last held in December 1992 and gained not less than 3 years working experience in the service of a Chartered Accountant or in a Government department, bank, insurance company, local authority or other commercial, financial, industrial or professional organization or other undertaking approved by the Council.

APPLICANTS UNDER THE ASSOCIATE MEMBER CATEGORY MUST:

1. Possess a first degree or a Masters degree or higher in which he must have a major in accounting for either his first degree or Masters degree or higher; and
2. He has not less than 3 years' experience in teaching accountancy or accountancy related subjects at an institution of higher learning or equivalent.
   
NOTE ON MEMBER INDUCTION COURSE
  The Institute's By-Laws provides that all newly admitted members would be required to attend the Member Induction Course (e-MIC) which is conducted via e-learning within 6 months from the date of admission. Please note that there will be a fee to enroll for the e-MIC. Please visit MIA website (www.mia.org.my) for more information.

INSTRUCTION TO COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM

1. All photocopied documents must be certified true by either a member of MIA, member of Parliament, Magistrate, Justice of Peace, Notary of Public or any other persons authorised under the provisions of the Statutory Declaration Act 1960. Alternatively, a declaration which acknowledges that copies of the documents are true originals may be performed before and attested by a Commissioner for Oaths. 
2. If you have previously resigned or been removed from membership, this form is not applicable to you. Kindly fill in the Readmission Form which can be obtained from the Institute or it can be downloaded from the Institute’s website under Members Area/Membership Area/Forms/Readmission.
3. Applications which are received after 30 April each year will be processed for the next financial year. However if you wish to have your application processed immediately (current financial year), please inform us in writing.
4. An applicant may apply for only ONE category of membership, namely Chartered Accountant, Licensed Accountant or Associate Member. Please complete only the category applied for. E.g. If you are applying under the Chartered Accountant category, complete the Chartered Accountant section only. Do not complete the Licensed Accountant/Associate Member sections.
5. The following sections must be completed by all applicants.
 
1. Personal Details
2. Employment Details
3. Application Category
4. Working Experience
5. Fees
  The Institute's Financial Year is from 1 July to 30 June and is payable on 1 July annually (there is no provision for prorated annual subscription) .

The Institute accepts payment by cash/cheque/bank draft/postal order/credit card. Payment must be made in full upon submission of application and made payable to "MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANTS". Please issue separate cheques for each individual application. Please do not send post-dated cheques.

Any payment which is rejected by the bank may result in your approval being withdrawn.

Upon applying, applicants must enclosed payment for admission fees and annual subscription.

CHECKLIST - Please ensure you have enclosed all copies of relevant documents when submitting your application

1. All Applicant:
   
 
Bullets One (1) Passport sized photograph; and
Bullets Appropriate fees; and
Bullets Certified photocopy of identity card / passport
   
2. Application as a Chartered Accountant:
   
 
Bullets For Graduates of Recognised Universities under Part I of the First Schedule of the Accountants Act 1967
  Certified photocopy of University Degree Certificate, final examination transcript (for UNITEN and MMU graduates) and *Record of Practical Experience.
Bullets For Members of Recognised Bodies under Part II of the First Schedule of the Accountants Act 1967
  Certified photocopy of Certificate of Membership and latest receipt of annual subscription payment to the said body.
Bullets For MIA Qualifying Examination Graduates
  Certified photocopy of Certificate of Successful Completion of Qualifying Examination and *Record of Practical Experience.
   
3. Application as a Licensed Accountant:
   
 
Bullets Certified photocopies of Certificate of Membership of the Malaysian Society of Accountants (MSA), Final Examination Transcript of the MSA examination, latest receipt of annual subscription payment to MSA and
Bullets *Record of Practical Experience.
   
4. Application as an Associate Member:
   
 
Bullets Certified photocopy of University Degree or a Masters degree Certificate/s or higher and Final Examination Transcript/s; and
Bullets **Record of Teaching Experience.

NOTES:
All photocopy of documents must be certified true copy by a MIA member (state name, membership number and signature), Commissioner for Oath, Justice of Peace, Magistrate, Notary of Public or Member of Parliament.

*Record of Practical Experience (RPE)
RPE is applicable to accounting graduates listed in Part I of the First Schedule to the Accountants Act, 1967 and MIA Qualifying Examination (QE) graduates, which is to be submitted together with the MIA membership application form.

**Record of Teaching Experience (RTE)
RTE is applicable to academicians who wish to apply for MIA membership as Associate members, which is to be submitted together with the MIA membership application form.

RPE and RTE form can be downloaded from the MIA website (www.mia.org.my). Please refer to the guidelines for completing the RPE/RTE form.

REMINDER: Please ensure you have enclosed all copies of relevant documents when submitting your application

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