CHINA STUDY PROVIDER UPDATE
The Association of International Accountants (AIA) has been made aware that a conversion programme allowing members of the Institute of Public Accountants Australia (MIPA) to become AIA members has been operating in China. This is not an authorised or approved AIA Course.
It should be noted that AIA is not affiliated with Shenzhen Tengsheng Culture Investment Co. Ltd. or Beijing Shouguan International Education Consulting Co. Ltd. or any individual associated with either of these two entities.
Furthermore, AIA is not affiliated with any organisation, or the IPA, to run a conversion course and would advise any person who has already undertaken the 'MIPA convert to AAIA' programme to contact AIA Head Office immediately.
AIA has taken action to stop any unauthorised activities and marketing in relation to this course and will take legal action against those who commit or undertake such activities after the date of this announcement.
AIA operates only one approved and recognised conversion programme in China, the AIA-CPA Conversion programme, which is run solely by AIA Beijing Desk. AIA would advise anyone looking at routes to AIA membership to contact only approved providers, as listed on the AIA website."