Membership Education and Training
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MANDATORY CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (MCPE)
The concept of Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE) was introduced in 1995 by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) with the aim of capturing today’s global knowledge base. The Institute subsequently adopted the scheme in 1996 with a view to deploying appropriate knowledge, skills and technologies to its members in line with IFAC objective.
This programme provides major spring boards for economic empowerment of members since it is a veritable source of information and education for updating, improving and enhancing the knowledge and professional skills of members. As a professional body dedicated to best practice in management and development, the Institute has continuously improved on skills development, while innovations are on-going to give members the leading edge in the various sectors of the global economy.
Benefits of MCPE:
• It help members identify areas of development which are relevant to and support their career
Categories of MCPE
The Members Education and Training Programme cover the following:
The structured programmes are Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE) for all members, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for both members and non members, Executive Continuing Professional Education (ECPE) for both categories, it is held once in a year outside the country and Executive Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (EMCPE), the Annual Accountants’ Conference, World Congress of Accountants, District Societies Accountants’ Conference and Accountancy Bodies in West Africa (ABWA) Conference.
The unstructured programmes include seminars, workshops, meetings, etc. organised by either the Institute or other organisations, ICAN Annual Dinner, ICAN Annual General Meeting, ICAN symposia, Council and Committee meetings, Examination exercises (Invigilation, marking, extraction and pool setting), Retreats, Publications in the Institute’s journal, District Societies meetings, facilitation at MCPE seminars and other events of the Institute.
It is worthy of note that the Council of the Institute had approved sanctions since March 2003; members deficient in the required MCPE credit hours would be denied the following privileges:
Additional sanctions, which might affect the membership status of defaulting members, are being considered.
ACCREDITATION OF SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS
The Institute’s policy on the assessment of seminars/workshops organised by other organisations, District Societies etc, is that they are to submit the following:
Payment of Accreditation fee
All requests for local and international accreditation must comply with the above criteria for the purpose of assessment before credit hours can be allocated to such seminars or workshops.