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Section 15A(1) of the Accountants Act states that the MIA QE shall be conducted by the Examination Body that is from the Higher Educational Institutions specified in Part I of the Third Schedule or the Recognised bodies specified in Part II of that Schedule.

Part I of the Third Schedule consists of the following universities:
Universiti Malaya.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Universiti Teknologi MARA.
Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Universiti Islam Antarabangsa.
Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Part II of the Third Schedule refers to:

The recognised body for the purpose of section 15A(1) is the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Note: MIA is no longer registering new applicants as MIA QE candidates as at April 2017. The following FAQs apply to candidates who have registered before the closing date.

At present, the MIA Council has appointed Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) as the Examination Body.

Section 15A(1) of the Accountants Act states that the MIA QE shall be conducted by the Examination Body that is from the Higher Educational Institutions specified in Part I of the Third Schedule or the Recognised bodies specified in Part II of that Schedule.

Four papers are required as follows:

  1. Business & Company Law
  2. Auditing and Assurance Services
  3. Taxation
  4. Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting

All papers are compulsory and no exemption will be given to applicants.

In March and September, twice every calendar year.

At present, MIA has not authorised or approved any party or institution to conduct preparatory courses for the purpose of the MIA QE. It is based on self-study. MIA provides guidelines, syllabus, pilot papers and past years Q & A that can be downloaded from the MIA website.

The renewal fee is RM200.00 and the certificate of candidacy will be renewed for another two years from the date of its expiration.

Yes. Candidates are expected to complete all four papers within four years from the date of the first Certificate of Candidacy. Candidates who are unable to complete all four papers within the first four-year period may apply for extension of time to complete the examination, provided that the candidates have passed one paper within the first four years of the candidacy. The candidates shall be allowed to renew their Certificate of Candidacy with the prescribed fee for a further extension of two years and are required to complete the remaining paper(s) within the next four consecutive examination sittings.

If the candidates fail to complete all four papers within six years, they would be required to re-take all four papers without considering the number of paper(s) that the candidates have passed.

Upon completion of all four papers, successful candidates will be issued with a Certificate of Successful Completion from MIA. To qualify for MIA membership, in addition to obtaining the said certificate, he/she would require three years of relevant experience in areas related to accounting.

If you request to withdraw from an examination before the closing date of acceptance of entries, you will obtain a certain percentage of refund of the fee paid. Please refer to the Examination Guidelines on the amount entitled for the refund.

If you request to withdraw from an examination after the closing date for acceptance of entries, you will not be entitled to any refund of the fee paid. However, the Examination Committee may grant a refund to a candidate:

  1. on receipt of satisfactory medical evidence by reason of illness; or
  2. in such other circumstances as the Examination Committee may deem fit.

The MIA QE Assessment is the new assessment methodology for the MIA Qualifying Examination (QE) system which comprises workshop evaluations (40%) and final examination (60%). Candidates are required to attend and participate in the workshop evaluations before they can sit for the final exam.

To provide an improved and effective academic support to the QE candidates via:

  1. A structured and comprehensive Study Text to candidates as study reference
  2. Self monitoring their performance on a continuous basis
  1. To help candidates perform better in the final exam;
  2. To enhance candidates understanding on the subject matter;
  3. To provide a structured approach for timely completion of MIA QE;
  4. To ensure graduates of the MIA QE are equipped with other value added soft skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving.

All candidates with a valid Certificate of Candidacy are encouraged to enroll.

Candidates are required to register for the workshops and examination at least four months before the examination month. The closing dates for both registrations are as follows:

  1. March sitting – 30 November of the previous year
  2. September sitting – 31 May of the current year

Candidates are required to submit the workshop and examination registration forms with the required fees to MIA. The form can be downloaded at www.mia.org.my or can be obtained from MIA offices.

Yes. In order to be eligible to sit for the MIA QE final examinations, it is compulsory for candidates to attend and participate in the workshops.

The candidates are required to attend for four (4) workshops for three (3) papers i.e. Business & Company Law, Auditing and Assurance Services and Taxation (8 hours per workshop X 4 workshops = 32 hours). A total of five (5) workshops for Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting paper (8 hours per workshop X 5 workshops = 40 hours).

The workshops will be conducted during weekends on Saturday and Sunday.

The workshops evaluations are in the form of quizzes, assignments, group project paper and group presentation.

  1. Kuala Lumpur – venue to be confirmed
  2. MIA Regional Offices in Johor Bahru, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching (minimum required number – 10 pax)

Candidates should come to the workshop well prepared as suggested below:

  1. Self study = proposed self learning time for each paper : 8 hours for each workshops (8 hours x 4 workshops = 32 hours)
  2. Practice relevant questions from the MIA QE Study Text, past years’ Q & A and other related references.

Candidates who require extra guidance are encouraged to attend an Intensive 3-day Revision Course (IRC) conducted by MIA two weeks prior to the final examination (optional).

You may retain the workshops evaluation marks provided you will re-sit for the final examination in the next immediate examination sitting.

1. Examination Fee RM300.00 RM1,200.00
2. Workshop fee (inclusive of the Study Text and Workshop Manual) RM1,500.00 – RM1,700.00 RM6,200.00
TOTAL RM1,800.00 – RM2,000.00 RM7,400.00

To e-mail MIA requesting for a supporting letter for EPF withdrawal within one month before the workshop starts.

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