Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG): Entry, Courses & Apply

Do you want to become an expert in the laws governing businesses? Keep track of revenue and provide trustworthy information about financial records? Then it would be best if you enrolled in the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana to bring that dream to life.

We will take you through the entry requirements, thus, what you need to apply, the courses you can read, and how to register/apply.

Regular Educational Qualifications

5 GCE ‘O’ Level credits, 5 RSA III or 5 GBCE credits


5 WASSCE passes, including English and Mathematics

But the student can also present

3 ‘A’ Level passes with at least grade ‘D’ in one subject excluding General Paper or 3 RSA III/LCCI III, ABCE or DBS(accounting/secretarial option) or teachers diploma, Dip in public finance and accountancy, HND, Diploma from any recognized university.

You can also present a degree from a recognized university or accountancy qualification from an accountancy body (ACCA, CIMA) or 6 WASSCE passes with at least aggregate 20 including English language and mathematics or 6 GBCE passes at least aggregate 20 including English language and mathematics.

Entry Requirement for Mature Students

Students must be at least 25 years old and possess any of the following educational requirements.

At least 5 ‘O’ Level credits or 5 RSA II, GBCE, or WASSCE passes, including English and Mathematics

apart from the above, they can present any of the following

2 ‘A’ Level passes excluding General Paper, 2 RSA III/ ABCE, or 2LCCI Stage III passes.

Relevant working experience in an account or audit office for a minimum of three years. And present an employer written confirmation of work experience as prescribed.

other requirements include;

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Original and photocopy of birth certificate or baptismal certificate

Three passport size photographs

Original and photocopy of any of the above educational certificates

the administration will return all original documents after vetting.

Courses Offered at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana

The diploma programs specialize in various business-related accountancy fields and prepare participants or students for specialized skills in Forensic Audit, Oil and Gas Accounting, Corporate Finance Management, Treasury and Risk Management, International Auditing and Governance, Public Sector Accounting, and Legal Accountancy Finance. ICAG offers Levels 1,2 and 3 courses, they are;

Level 1 Courses

Business and corporate law (paper 1.3)

Business management and information systems(paper 1.2)

Financial accounting (paper 1.1)

Quantitative tools in business (paper 1.4)

Level 2 Courses

Audit and assurance (paper 2.3)

Corporate strategy, ethics, and governance (paper 2.6)

Financial management (paper 2.4)

Financial reporting (paper 2.1)

Management accounting (paper 2.2)

Public sector accounting and finance (paper 2.5)

Level 3 Courses

Advanced audit and assurance (paper 3.2)

Advanced financial management (paper 3.3)

Corporate reporting (paper 3.1)

Taxation and fiscal policy (paper 3.4)

How to Apply

To apply, you will need to obtain registration and exemption forms from the ICAG secretariat or visit their website. Once you fill the registration form, please take it to the secretariat together with GHS 120 registration fee and GHS 120 for subscription for processing. Students must make all payments through the following banks;

Barclays Bank

Account No. 0000002149286 High Street Branch: Code 030148

Swift Code BARCGHAC/ 030100

Ghana Commercial Bank

Account number No. 1011130022905 High Street Branch: Code 040101



Account No. 0710134481289101 Sort Code 130149


You can also pay via mobile money through 0557964560. ‘The Institute of Chartered Accountants(Ghana)’ is the registered name.

Apply today, and you will be one step closer to becoming a recognized Chartered Accountant in Ghana with the needed expertise and experience to even practice outside Ghana.

Download registration forms, fill them, and submit them to the ICAG secretariat for processing once you meet their requirements.

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