Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)

About The ZICA Accountancy Programme

The ZICA Accountancy Programme is a result of unprecedented co-operation among various stakeholders that included Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ), Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA), Copperbelt University (CBU), Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP), and training providers such as the Zambia Insurance Business College (ZIBC), etc.

Professional Qualifications

The ZICA Accountancy Programme evolved from the need to offer a full accountancy professional qualification of international standing which would be well administered and well supported with texts and other materials.

Entry Requirements

1.A full School Certificate or its equivalent with at least five(5) credits or better including English and Mathematics.
2.GCE holders can also register through the Mature Age Entry Route (MAER).

These will be required to initially sit and pass Financial Accounting and Mathematics & Statistics only before attempting the remaining subjects at the ZICA Technician Level.

Study Levels offered at ZIBCT

The method of study for the programme may either be on Full time or Part time.

Technician Level

T1 - Financial Accounting
T2 - Cost Accounting
T3 - Business Mathematics & Statistics
T4 - Economics
T5 - Taxation
T6 - Management
T7 - Information Technology & Communication


L1 - Financial Reporting
L2 - Management Accounting
L3 - Advanced Taxation
L4 - Auditing
L5 - Decision Making Techniques
L6 - Corporate Financial Management
L7 - Business and Company Law
L8 - Management Information Systems

Career Progression

The ZICA Accountancy Qualification provides prospects for graduates to work in any organisation including the public sector. The graduates’ scope and depth of knowledge, skill and attitude is comparable to any quality world class accountancy qualification.
The ZICA Accountancy Programme qualification provides an opportunity for students to seek exemptions in other qualifications such as CIMA or ACCA. A full ZICA qualification is also a stepping stone for higher qualifications such as an MBA Degree at Copperbelt University. .

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City Lusaka
Award Type Diploma
Study Method Part Time
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