You can also join ICAN under the ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS SCHEME, WEST AFRICA (ATSWA)
The ATSWA fulfils a desire need to produce a cadre of middle level manpower within the sub-region required to give effective support and assistance to the professionally qualified Accountant so as to maximize the latter’s efforts. The scheme was conceived as a means primarily of upgrading the skill and competence of the numerous middle-level and potential lower grade workers in an accounting office who require such higher skills both to do their work more competently and to enhance their career potential while giving them status
Currently, the ATSWA Examinations are conducted in 6 West Africa countries namely: Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.Candidates who wish to write the ATSWA examinations must first register as students under the scheme.
The examinations will be taken in March and September of each year. The registration for the March examinations closes on 28th February and registration for the September examination closes on 31st August. On successful completion of ATSWA examinations, graduates of the scheme shall be inducted into membership and designated AATWA.
Candidates who have completed the examinations under the scheme may register for the ICAN Professional Examinations and shall be granted exemption in line with exemption policy of the member body to the Skills Level Coupled with any other exemption.
This is divided into three parts:
In order to register as a student in this regard with, an applicant must hold:
1. Five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in the SSCE, GCE, and NECO in not more than two sittings, Ordinary National Diploma of any Polytechnic recognized by the Council of the Institute, Diploma from recognized Universities and National Certificate of Education (NCE) from recognised College of Education.