Admitting Examination

Applicants for  admission to membership under bye-law 34(1)(f) of the Institute’s bye-laws are required to pass the MICPA Admitting Examination comprising of two papers – Malaysian Taxation and Regulatory & Financial Reporting Framework of Malaysia.

These two papers may be taken in the same or separate sitting. A candidate who passed one of the two papers in a sitting shall be awarded a provisional pass in that paper which is valid only for 3 years following the sitting at which the provisional pass was awarded. Candidates sitting for the Admitting Examination are not required to register as a student of the Institute.

 

Exemption

Full members of the approved accounting bodies who have acquired adequate working knowledge of Malaysian company and securities laws and taxation law may apply for exemption from sitting for the MICPA Admitting Examination.  The criteria for exemption are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a full member of an approved accounting body.
  • The applicant must have obtained at least five years of approved accountancy experience after admission as a full member of any of the approved accountancy bodies, of which not less than three years must have been obtained in Malaysia.
  • The applicant must satisfy the Council as to his level of knowledge of Malaysian company and securities laws and taxation law.
 

Syllabus

Paper 1 – Malaysian Taxation
Paper 2 – Regulatory & Financial Reporting Framework of Malaysia

Approved Accounting Bodies
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)
Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland (ICAI)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (Institute of Public Auditors in Germany, Incorporated Association) (IDW)
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)