Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria
Accreditation Status : Yes

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) was established by Act of Parliament No. 15 of 1965 to: 1. Determine what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the accountancy profession and to raise those standards from time to time as circumstances may permit; 2. Secure in accordance with the provision of the Act, the establishment and maintenance of the registers of fellows, associates and registered accountants entitled to practice as accountants and auditors and to publish from time to time a list of those persons; 3. Perform, through the Council of the Institute, all other functions conferred on it by the Act. As the foremost professional accounting body in the West African sub-region, in 1982, ICAN initiated and contributed significantly to the formation of the Association of Accounting Bodies in West Africa (ABWA)

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Faculty: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Department: ICAN
Qualification: Accounting Technical Scheme West Africa Certificate (ATSWA)

Study Pace: Self Paced    Duration: Within 2 Years
Degree Type: Professional Certification    Study Type: Self Study

Faculty: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Department: ICAN
Qualification: Professional Certificate in Accounting (PC (ANAN))

Study Pace: Self Paced    Duration: Within 2 Years
Degree Type: Professional Certification    Study Type: Self Study

Faculty: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Department: ICAN
Qualification: Professional Certificate in Accounting (PCP)

Study Pace: Self Paced    Duration: Within 2 Years
Degree Type: Professional Certification    Study Type: Self Study

Faculty: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Department: ICAN
Qualification: Professional Certificate of The Chartered Institute of Accounting in Nigeria (ICAN)

Study Pace: Self Paced    Duration: Within 2 Years
Degree Type: Professional Certification    Study Type: Self Study

Method of Application

Accounting Technicians Scheme West Africa (ATSWA) Examination

  • The examination is meant for registered students of the Institute that have been given Registration Numbers and completed the exemption processes if necessary.
  • Candidates are expected to check and print their Examination/Financial Status on www.icanig.org or www.ican-ngr.org/atswa-status before payment for pin vouchers or payment through Verve/Master/Visa ATM card/Pay direct.  The printed copy should be presented to the bank officer to obtain teller for an appropriate pin voucher.
  • Candidates should then obtain Examination Pin Vouchers from First Bank, Ecobank, Union Bank and Access bank
  • The amount for the Pin Vouchers or Verve/Master/Visa ATM Card/Pay Direct must tally with the amount on your Examination/Financial Status report.
  • Candidates should access The ICAN website www.icanexamsonline.org/ats and Click on Diet Examination Application Form if enrolment is by pin voucher while you click the link from your Examination/Financial Status if by, Verve/Master/Visa ATM card/Pay direct.
  • Candidates should then enter their STUDENT REGISTRATION NUMBER, PIN NUMBER and SERIAL NUMBER.
  • A passport photograph (white background) is required for the online registration.
  • Scanned soft copy of the candidate’s signature should also be uploaded
  •  Candidate can thereafter complete the online application form by clicking on submit.
  • The following should be printed after clicking on the submit icon:

  • The completed online examination form;
  • Examination Time table, centres and their addresses;
  • Examination offences and disciplinary measures;
  • Examination warning to all candidates
  • Candidates should visit the ICAN website three days after online submission of the examination form to confirm their enrolment.
  • Candidates should finally proceed to the ICAN District Society or liaison officers (displayed on ICAN’s website www.icanig.org nearest to them with a copy of the completed online Examination form for the collection of a copy of the Insight and Study Packs. Lagos Center candidates should collect their copies from the ICAN office at 82, Murtala Mohammed Way (opposite Denton Police Station) Ebute-Metta Lagos.

 

ICAN Professional Examinations

  • Candidates are to pay seven thousand Naira ((7000) (bank charges not included)) professional examination registration fee via the pay direct platform at any commercial bank in Nigeria
  • Candidates should then proceed with registration at the website address indicated on the pay direct receipt obtained at the bank after payment.
  • Candidates should ensure that the online form is duly completed. A coloured passport photograph should be scanned and attached electronically to the application forms
  • Candidates are required to print out a copy of the completed application form and append their signature
  • Candidates are required to get a chartered accountant as your referee/sponsor and provide his/her membership number, name and phone number. The printed copy of the completed application form and the photocopies of your credentials should be taken to your referee/sponsor for certification.
  • Candidates using ATSWA result should pay a sum of twenty-three thousand five hundred naira (23,500) being the cost of induction/conference and attach the photocopy of the receipt to the form.
  • Candidates are attach the following to the application form for submission:
  • Original copy of the pin voucher
  • Two copies of certified passport photograph
  • Original copy of pay direct receipt.

 

Transcripts:

Transcripts should be addressed to the registrar/chief executive of the institute. Candidates should also be informed that a change of address will not be entertained until after two years of registration. Transcripts can be ordered from any school in Nigeria and sent to the certifying institution (ICAN) via the Electronic Transcript Exchange of Nigeria (ETX-NG) - https://www.etx-ng.com/

 

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria Certification Programme(s) Entry Requirement(s)

 

ATSWA (Accounting Technical Scheme West Africa)

  • Five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in the West African School Certificate Examination, General Certificate of Education or Senior Secondary Certificate Examination in not more than two sittings.
  • Ordinary National Diploma/National Certificate of Education or any relevant qualification from a recognized institution approved by the ICAN Council

 

ICAN Professional Certification

  • Bachelor's Degree/Higher National Diploma of any accredited University/Polytechnic or other qualifications approved by the ICAN Council.

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