To register as an Associate  you must not be a citizen of The Bahamas or  a permanent resident and must be:

  1. eighteen years of age or older;
  2. of good character;
  3. a member in good standing of an approved institute (refer to the Second Schedule of the BICA Act, 2015) or of an accounting body accepted by the Council and
  4. in possession of a valid work permit.

If you are not a citizen of The Bahamas or a permanent resident and meet conditions (a) and (b), in spite of the other requirements, you may be registered as an Associate, upon application in writing and payment of the prescribed fee, if  Council deems you to be a fit and proper person to be registered as an Associate and your registration to be in the best interest of the Institute.

An Associate is not entitled to vote at any general meeting of the Institute and is not eligible to serve on the Council or in any other office of the Institute.

To Apply for Registration as an Associate

  • Submit the completed application form with:
    • one passport size photograph;
    • a letter from the secretary of an approved institute confirming that you are in good standing;
    • if applicable, proof of residency and a valid work permit and
    • payment of the Associate application fee (see Schedule of Fees).

Click the button below to complete your Associate member application.


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