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Student Registration

For the convenience of all its future students, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka has taken steps to ensure a smooth hassle free registration process. With just a few simple steps, you will be on your way to become a globally sought-after professional.


To enroll as a Registered Student, a person needs one of the following qualifications:

  1. A Degree of a University in Sri Lanka or of any other University as approved by the Council of the Institute.
  2. Three Simple Passes at G.C.E. Advanced Level in any Stream at one sitting.
  3. Second Year Examination of the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy/ Diploma in Accountancy or the Higher National Diploma in Commerce/ Diploma in Commerce of the Sri Lanka Technical College.
  4. Part I or Foundation stage, Stage I or Certificate Level of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (C.I.M.A., UK).
  5. Part I or Foundation Stage or Level I of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (A.C.C.A., UK).
  6. Membership of the Sri Lanka Government Accountant Service.
  7. Membership of the Sri Lanka Government Audit Service.
  8. Final Examination of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (I.C.S.A., UK)
  9. Final Examination of the Institute of Financial Accountants (I.F.A., UK)
  10. Final Examination of the Association of International Accountants (A.I.A., UK)
  11. Final Examination of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. (A.A.T., Sri Lanka)
  12. Final Examination of the Association of Accounting Technicians (A.A.T., UK)
  13. Final Examination of the Institute of Bankers in Sri Lanka or UK.
  14. Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
  15. Membership of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
  16. Final Examination of the Association of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Sri Lanka
  17. Any other qualification approved by the Council.

An applicant, who considers himself/herself eligible to register as a student of the Institute, should submit to the Registration Officer by registered post, the following:

  • The registration application form duly completed.
  • A registration application form is attached in the Student Guide. The Student Guide which contains the necessary information may be obtained from the Institute’s Sales Counter or its Branch Offices on payment of Rs. 200/=.
  • Certified copy of the Birth Certificate.
  • Certified photocopies of Educational Certificates.
  • Cash Deposit Slip,(Institute Copy) as evidence of the payment of the prescribed fee.
  • Two recent passport size colour photographs.
    If the applicant is eligible for registration, the Institute will register him/her as a student and issue him/her a letter bearing the Institute’s ID number.
    Applications for registration may be made at any time of the year.

The Student Guide contains all necessary information relevant to information for registered students. The guide is available at the Institute’s Sales Counter and at all CA Sri Lanka Branch Offices on payment of Rs. 200/=

Registered Students are expected to purchase and peruse this Students’ Guide upon registration and thereafter each year, to keep themselves updated on amendments and additions which may be brought in from time to time, especially regards practical training eligibility to sit examinations, syllabus and examination content requirements.

Students can submit their Registration Application Forms throughout the year

Payments for Student Registration

2014 2015 2016 2017
Registration Fee Rs. 1700.00 Rs. 1800.00 Rs. 1800.00 Rs. 1900.00
Annual Subscription (For the current year) Rs. 1700.00 Rs. 1800.00 Rs. 1800.00 Rs. 1900.00
Total Rs. 3400.00 Rs. 3600.00 Rs. 3600.00 Rs. 3800.00

Sales of Study Packs

Executive Level - Per Subject : Rs. 1650.00
Business Level - Per Subject : Rs. 2400.00
Corporate Level - Per Subject : Rs. 3450.00

Note :

  • Students registering for first time should make payments for registration fee, registration renewal fee, and self-study course fee. For the payment of above only one Cash Deposit Slip should be used for the total amount.
  • It is compulsory that you mark clearly in the Deposit Slip the Application (#) No. shown in the top corner of the Application and the Payment Code (RE01).
  • Students eligible for exemption from subjects should inquire from the Registration Division regarding registration fees. (Please note that a separate deposit slip should be used when making payments for exemptions)
  • The registration fee should be paid at any Branch of Bank of Ceylon in cash to credit of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
    (A/C # - ICASL-Panel)
  • Applications for registration can be handed over to the Registration Division or to the CA Sri Lanka Information Centers. Applications which are posted should be sent under Registered Cover marked “SRA” on the top left hand corner of the envelope to the Manager Student Services, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, 30 A, Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07.

Three years

No, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka has set up several Information Centres across the country for the convenience of all our students located in various parts of Sri Lanka.

Our centres are located in Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Kandy, Kurunegala, Matara, kalmunai and Ratnapura.

The services provided by these Centres are.

  1. Providing guidance to prospective students relating to careers and prospects in Chartered Accountancy.
  2. Disseminating information relating to registration qualifications, exemptions, training and related matters.
  3. Distributing Student Guides and other Institute publications.
  4. Distributing examination application forms for all examinations of the Institute and disseminating information relating to examinations.
  5. Providing information on the Institute’s Merit Scholarship Scheme and other scholarship schemes.
  6. Accept Registration & Exemption Applications forms

For all inquiries, contact:

Registration Division
Tel - 011 2352000 Ext. 1100,1101,1102,1103,1104,1105,1106