The CISI and ACCA Partnership

ACCAThe partnership between ACCA and the CISI has been developed so that ACCA members who work or have an interest in the securities and investment industry, can have easy access to the CISI qualifications and membership that can assist their career progression.  More about the CISI

CISI Qualifications 

ACCA has approved and accredited a number of CISI qualifications as relevant sources of CPD for its members. This reflects the fact that many roles in financial services require individuals to have an in-depth understanding of the industry and the regulations that underpin it. We have identified the qualifications and/or exam papers most applicable to accountants working in, or wishing to move into, the securities and investments industry.

The qualifications/exam papers below have been grouped in order of their relevance to each job / sector. 

Accountants Starting out in the Financial Services Sector
Investment Operations Funds
Broker / Dealer
Wealth Management

To Book a CISI Exam

Please contact us.

In your email please include the following details: 
  • Full name 
  • Date of birth 
  • ACCA membership number and designation
  • The exam which you would like to book 
  • Job title
  • Firm name, Firm address and email address
  • Correspondence address (if not work address)

Please note that by completing this email, you authorise the CISI to confirm your membership status with the ACCA.

CISI Membership

As the professional body for the securities and investments industry, we would like to invite ACCA members and ACCA Affiliates to become members of the CISI.

Members of the CISI enjoy access to an extensive range of professional and personal benefits.

Please note, ACCA members and ACCA Affiliates do not have to sit further exams to become CISI members.
 For applications at MCSI, ACSI level, it is a requirement to take and pass the CISI's IntegrityMatters within 3 month of gaining membership with the CISI.

ACCA members (ACCA and FCCA) with three or more years of industry experience are eligible for full membership (MCSI) of the CISI (ACCA members without three years industry experience are eligible to join as Associate (ACSI) members) 

  • ACCA Affiliates are eligible for Associate (ACSI) membership of the CISI

2014/15 Subscription

MCSI: £180
ACSI: £130

(Joining fees w
aived for ACCA members, normally £50 for MCSIs and £25 for ACSIs)

Membership is from 1 April to 31 March of the following year. The subscription for the first year is payable at the time of application. Cheques should be made payable to the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Ltd and crossed 'a/c Payee only'. Following the first year of membership, payment can then be made annually by Direct Debit.

To Apply

Please use the special application form for ACCA members which is available here:

ACCA application formACCA Application form  

The application should be completed in full, and returned with your cheque or credit card details to:

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
8 Eastcheap

For more information, please contact us