Full membership is open to anyone who can demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of experience to conduct independent examinations to a high standard.
Full members receive all the benefits of Affiliate Members and additionally receive:
Full membership is awarded in one of two categories along with a Licence to carry out independent examinations:
Associate (ACIE) –is awarded to independent examiners who work with smaller charities. The Licence for an Associate is at one of five levels depending on experience and competence.
Fellow (FCIE) – the Licence for Fellows is up to the legal limit for IE (currently £500,000 in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and £1m in England and Wales) including any charity accounts with a higher income for which a dispensation from audit has been granted by the relevant Charity Regulator.
Fellow membership costs
Have you got what it takes to become a full member? Click here to download a checklist.
Everyone, however, initially joins ACIE as an Affiliate member. You can join online. Once you have become an Affiliate you can access the 'members only' section via your login - you can then download the application forms. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send out an application pack to you.