Professional Stage


The Professional Stage is designed as a fast-track route for accredited Diploma in Accounting holders to obtain a professional qualification. Completion of the Professional Stage will lead into the Advanced Stage or MICPA Programme, and these 2 stages will require a minimum duration of 3 years to complete.

Completion of the Programme in tandem with the necessary practical experience requirement will lead to memberships with both MICPA and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), and the titles Certified Public Accountant, Malaysia, or CPA (M) and Chartered Accountant, Australia & New Zealand, or CA (ANZ).


The Professional Stage Examination comprises 4 modules.  Click on the modules below for the course syllabus.

Business & Company Law
Business Strategy & Financial Management
Financial Reporting

Entry Requirement

Entry into the Professional Stage Examination is an accredited Diploma in Accounting.

List of Diploma Programmes accredited by MICPA

Plan Your journey

There are 3 terms per year, and candidates may enrol for up to 2 modules per term.


The Professional Stage modules can be attempted as either full-time study or part-time study, and is intended for self-study. The modules can be taken in any order.

Tuition Support

Classes are available under the Conversion Programme, and are offered by the respective Conversion Programme providers. 4 out of the 8 modules in the Conversion Programme overlap with the Professional Stage, and hence classes for these modules will follow the Conversion Programme schedule.

Conversion Programme


Candidates are required to pay the following fees:

  1. Registration fee (for new registrations)
  2. Annual fee
  3. Examination fee
  4. Study manual fee
Scale of Fees

Professional Stage Brochure

Professional Stage Brochure
PDF: 504KB