ICA MEMBERSHIP: ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS
ICA membership is open to all those persons who aspire to distinguish themselves as professional administrators in the industry, and/or in the public service. There are several membership categories available, depending on your academic qualification and years of experience in service. Below is a description of the minimum requirements for ICA membership.
Education and Experience
To be eligible for ICA membership, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements before applying. You must have at least, either:
- A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and one year of the administrative management experience, or
- A diploma from a recognized institution, with two years of professional administrative management experience, or
- A certificate from a recognized institution, and three years of professional administrative management experience.
Code of Ethical Norms and Values
If you meet the education and experience requirement in (a) above, you will then be required to read and sign the ICA statement of ethical norms and values, indicating that you agree with them. To be eligible for ICA membership, you must adhere and be committed to ethical and professional conduct. You must also be asked to re-verify your adherence at the testing and certification center prior to starting your certification exam.