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The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) had entered an agreement with the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) with the aim to increase the number of accountants with professional qualification. Below the are the special pathways available and its requirements:

Special Pathway for MIA members who are in practice

MIA members who are in practice and wish to become a member of MICPA should meet the following requirements:

  • MIA member who has been practising as an approved auditor for the past 2 years; and/or
  • MIA member who has been practising as an approved tax agent under a tax license issued under Section 153 of the Income Tax Act, 1967 for the past 2 years; and/or
  • MIA member who has been practising as an approved liquidator under Section 433 of the Companies Act, 2016.
  • A current MIA member in good standing and holds a valid practising certificate with MIA (where applicable).
  • Possesses a Degree in Accounting accredited by MICPA only in respect of Approved Auditor or Approved Tax Agent.
  • In total, must have at least 10 years’ working experience in the field of accounting, auditing, taxation, restructuring and insolvency.
  • Has not been subjected to disciplinary action.
  • Has passed the MIA/AOB practice review in the past 3 consecutive years (if any). If such a review has not been done, then a Financial Statements Review may be carried out (Applicable to an approved auditor with less than 5 years’ post licensing experience).
  • Complied with the MIA Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements of the past 3 consecutive years.

Upon meeting the above requirements, qualified MIA members will be required to attend an admission interview with MICPA’s Membership Affairs Committee.  

The above special pathway for MIA members who are in practice is effective for complete applications received by MICPA on or before 30 November 2022.

Special Pathway for MIA members who are in Commerce & Industry, Public Sector and Academia

1. MIA Members who are members of CPA Australia or CIMA

1.1 Admission requirements:

    • A current MIA member in good standing*;
    • CPA Australia / CIMA membership was granted on the basis of successful completion of the professional programme offered by CPA Australia / CIMA;
    • Attained a senior position(s):
        • For commerce & industry – Director, CFO, CEO, COO, General Manager or equivalent designation of senior management
        • For public sector – grade 52 and above
        • For academia – Associate Professor/ Professor; 
    • Complied with MIA’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for the past 3 consecutive years; and
    • Attend and pass the admission interview with MICPA’s Membership Admission Panel.

* to submit a letter of good standing from MIA.

1.2 Candidates who are admitted via this pathway would not be eligible to apply for membership as CA of CA ANZ.

1.3 Success MIA members will be exempted from the 3 years’ practical experience requirement provided the work experience obtained to qualify for CPA Australia / CIMA membership is compatible with MICPA’s requirements.

1.4 Two written references from members of MICPA or CA ANZ in good standing of which at least one must be a MICPA member

2. MIA Members who do not hold a professional accountancy qualification 

2.1 Admission requirements:

    • A current MIA member in good standing*;
    • Possesses a Degree in Accounting accredited by MICPA or equivalent;
    • In total, must have at least 10 years’ / 15 years’ post-degree, relevant working experience in business, public sector or academia;
    • Attained a senior position(s):
      • For Commerce & Industry – Director, CFO, CEO, COO, General Manager or equivalent designation of senior management; or
      • For Public Sector – grade 52 and above; or
      • For Academia – Associate Professor/ Professor – accounting or allied subject; and
    • Complied with MIA’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for the past 3 consecutive years.

* to submit a letter of good standing from MIA.

2.2 Upon meeting the above requirements, qualified MIA members would be required to:

      1. attend and pass the membership admission interview (for those with 15 years and above relevant working experience). 
      2. enrol in ICAP module and attend a membership admission interview (for those with 10 – 14 years of relevant working experience).

2.3 Candidates who are admitted via this pathway would not be eligible to apply for membership as CA of CA ANZ.

2.4 Successful MIA members will be exempted from the 3 years’ practical experience requirement provided the work experience is compatible with MICPA’s requirements.

2.5 Two written references from members of MICPA/CA ANZ in good standing of which at least one must be a MICPA member.

The above special pathway for MIA members who are in commerce and industry, public sector or academia is effective for complete applications received by MICPA from 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2023

Take this opportunity to gain a MICPA membership and apply before the deadline.
For more information on the special pathways, please contact the following: