As you all are aware, the ICAI’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) policy requires members to comply with the following requirements:
Members holding COP
Per year : At least 20 hours of structured learning
3 Year Rolling period : At least 90 CPE credit hours, of which 60 CPE credit hours should be of structured learning
Members not holding COP
Per year : At least 10 CPE credit hours of structured / unstructured learning
3 Year Rolling period : At least 45 CPE credit hours of structured / unstructured learning
In the above context, this is to bring to your attention that as per a recent press release from ICAI’s President, it has been declared that even reading of certain specified articles in CA Journal shall be held eligible to gain CPE hours of unstructured learning.
One can claim the hours by filing a Self Declaration Form with the ICAI after the end of every calendar year. Form can be downloaded from the link given below:-
We have attached below a format to Claim CPE Credit of 10 Hours of Unstructured learning for the calender Year Ending on 31.12.2012.
Download Format of Self-Declaration Form to avail CPE Hours Credit for Unstructured Learning Activities For the Calendar Year 2012
Note: As members not in practice need not have structured CPE learning, reading the aforesaid articles will contribute to the annual requirement of 10 CPE hours. For members in practice (i.e. COP holders), the minimum of 20 hours a year is only from structured learning programs, so reading the aforesaid articles will not qualify for the annual CPE requirement; however, it will be eligible to meet the requirement of 90 CPE hours in 3 years.
(Republished with amendments)