BICA Qualification

Following the passing of the Accountants Act 2010, the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) has introduced its own professional accountancy qualification. The Botswana professional accountancy qualification evolved out of a realization that:

BICA (with the support of the MFDP and the World Bank) entered into a twinning arrangement with one of the world`s leading professional bodies, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), to facilitate the development of the Botswana professional accountancy qualification.

Ethics and Professional Scepticism
Students will receive a thorough grounding in ethics through the Ethics and Professional Scepticism (EPS) programme.
ICAEW examination
BICA will be supported throughout by the use of the ICAEW examination scheme and joint BICA-ICAEW oversight.

Requirements to Register for

BICA Qualification


Any degree recognized by the Institute as equivalent to a degree from the University of Botswana


AAT Graduate

Student of

Student of ACCA or CIMA who has passed any of the following papers: ACCA Part One CIMA Certificate; and/or

Member of

Member of ACCA or CIMA or any other recognized accountancy body.

Important BICA Downloads

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