Award Of Fellowship (FCPA) – ICPAK

Who is a fellow?
A fellow is a registered member of the Institute in accordance with Section S4 of the Accountants Act, No 15 of 2008 (revised) and  meets the requirements as prescribed by Council and pursuant to an invitation of Council admitted as a fellow and can use the designation FCPA.

What is the criteria for admission as a fellow?
A registered member of the Institute can be awarded fellowship if the member:

  • has been a member of the Institute for a minimum continuous period of  10  years
  • demonstrated leadership in the profession as evidenced by their responsibilities in employment , business or public practice and by contribution(s) made to the Institute or other similar professional association  and to the  country at large;
  • has received a commendation (that is in force in the period under consideration) from the Institute and at least two years must have passed since the award of the commendation ; OR
  • The Council may at its own discretion award the fellowship to any of its members as it so thinks fit who may have not met all the above criteria but who have made numerous contributions to the profession.

What is the Process of receiving Fellowship?
At the discretion of Council, Council will call for nominations from members of the Institute interested in being awarded Fellowship within a prescribed period of time as so ordered by Council.

The Council will prescribe the format and the information to be contained in the application process.

Upon expiry of the period for application and nomination, the Council will constitute a committee made up of three members of Council who shall consider the applications and give recommendations to Council for the award. The decision of the Council will be final.

How do I receive communication for the Award?
The decision of the Council is communicated to each successful member and the award conferred to the successful members at the Annual General Meeting.

What is a commendation?
A commendation is awarded to a member of the Institute in recognition of the services and contributions to the Institute and to the profession at large. The Council recognizes such members by giving them commendation certificates.

What is the criterion for award of commendation?
A registered member of the Institute can be commended if the member has:

  • been a member of the institute for a minimum continuous period of 7 years
  • demonstrated commitment to serving in the Institutes through the committees or supporting the Institute in various roles e.g. offering training, writing articles, research etc.

What is the Process of receiving commendation?
At the discretion of Council, Council will call for nominations from members of the Institute interested in being awarded commendation within a prescribed period of time as so ordered by Council.

The Council will prescribe the format and the information to be contained in the application process.

Upon expiry of the period for application and nomination, the Council shall constitute a committee made up of three members of Council who shall consider the applications and give recommendations to Council for the award. The decision of the Council will be final.

How do I receive communication for the Award?
The decision of the Council is communicated to each successful member and the award conferred to the successful members at an Annual General Meeting.

Can a Fellowship or Commendation be withdrawn?
The Council may at its discretion withdraw the fellowships and commendations awarded to the members of the Institutes as it deems fit. A member of the Institute may lose any award of commendation or fellowship if such a member;

  • Has been found guilty of an act of professional misconduct in accordance with the provisions of the accountants act, by laws, code of ethics and the international standards for professional accountants.
  • Has been convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of six months or more without the option of a fine.
  • Has been convicted of an offence involving corruption, dishonesty or abuse of office ,or
  • Has been adjudged bankrupt or has entered onto a composition of scheme of arrangement with his creditors.
  • Conducts himself in any manner that brings disrepute to the profession or the Institute
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