Membership & Education

Fees and Application Forms

Please see the Canadian Enrolment Information section for additional information.

Application period Dues amount for new applications
Dues amount for
application to become a Fellow (FCIA)*
Anticipated approval date
January 16 to April 15 100% of annual dues 100% of Fellow annual dues June
April 16 to
July 15
75% of annual dues 75% of Fellow annual dues + 25% ACIA or Affiliate fees –
dues paid in June
July 16 to
October 15  
50% of annual dues 50% of Fellow annual dues + 50% ACIA or Affiliate fees –
dues paid in June
October 16 to January 15 25% of annual dues 25% of Fellow annual dues + 75% ACIA or Affiliate fees –
dues paid in June

*Additional details are available in the fee structure.

Membership Application

To apply for membership, you need to login or create an account. Once logged in, go to My Profile, ensure that your profile information is complete, and choose New/Change Membership in the left-hand menu. Follow the steps in the checklist table and navigate through the screens to submit your application.

If you are applying for the Fellow (FCIA) designation, please review the following documentation:

Please note that all requirements for Fellowship must normally be completed (with the exception of the CIA Professionalism Workshop, if applicable) before submission of an application.

Five-Year Expiry on Professionalism Education Credit for Membership
Candidates must complete the membership eligibility requirements and be confirmed as ACIA within five years of completing the CIA professionalism requirement. This also applies for former members who have let their membership lapse and who wish to be reinstated, either as an ACIA or FCIA. Current members of the CIA who maintain their membership in good standing will not lose their professionalism education credit.

Non-members who obtained their professionalism credit on or before December 31, 2014 must become ACIA by January 1, 2020. To meet this deadline, candidates must submit a completed ACIA application by October 15, 2019. If approved, ACIA membership will be effective November 30, 2019.

Professionalism credit obtained after January 1, 2015 is valid for a period of five years from the date of successful completion; therefore, the first expiries will occur early in 2020.