Continuing Professional Development
BICA’s approach to CPD aims to ensure that learning and development remains relevant to individual members at all stages of their careers. The CPD requirements have been designed to achieve the following objectives:
- help members identify areas of development which are relevant and support their careers.
- assure employers that members are meeting a global standard of development and approach their work in a responsible and ethical mannerensure a transparent and measurable approach to CPD.
- provide members with a flexible approach to professional development.
The BICA CPD requirements fully comply with the CPD Standard (IES 7) released by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in May 2004. If you would like to find out more about the Standard (IES 7), please visit www.ifac.org.
All active BICA members, including practising certificate holders, those who work part-time or are semi-retired, are required to participate in BICA’s CPD scheme from 1 January 2007.
CPD can be achieved through the unit route or the IFAC body route.
All participating members are required to submit an annual CPD return by 1 January following the CPD year.
As the CPD requirements are in place from 1 January, the first CPD return is due by 1 January. Members must also keep evidence of their participation in one of the routes to CPD for three years.
- CPD Declaration Form 2019
- CPD Summary Form
- CPD Evidence Record Form
- BICA Continuing Professional Development
- Click here to download the full information of CPD.
Click here to download 2020 proposed schedule of CPD events.
10 March, 2017
The Joint Employers Forum The Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants in conjunction with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) hosted an Employer’s Forum on the 11th October 2019. The forum geared towards creating a clear understanding of the capabilities and competencies that each professional accounting qualification possesses, the role of professional accounting bodies and how best the employer industry can leverage on these qualifications for effectiveness in the workplace. Also, the forum gave attendants a better understanding of what professional accounting is, a clear framework for recruitment and staff training with regards to professional accounting, as well as interrogate how Government can further create an inclusive environment for professional accounting qualifications amongst others. Statistics from the Institute indicate that to date 4598 accountants have been registered. This is made up of 3215 Accounting Technicians and 1383 Professional Accountants. The BICA membership is drawn from across the different professional accountancy bodies among them being AAT, ACCA and CIMA. The forum brought together senior executives in the Human Resource, Learning & Development and Finance departments from various organizations i.e. Government, parastatals and the private sector.
10 March, 2017
PROVISION OF SATUTORY EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES FOR FINANCIAL YEARS 2019, 2020 AND 2021 TO BOTSWANA INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS.