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Academic Membership

How to join AIA as an Academic Member

AIA Academic Membership is a unique category of membership, which recognises the contribution that academics and researchers make to accountancy and finance through education and research.

To be eligible for Academic membership of the AIA you need to be an working in the field of teaching or research in accountancy or an accountancy related area for over 5 years. Non-teaching professionals may also be considered if they hold managerial or technical director positions.

Membership is open to academics working in the field of teaching or research in accountancy or an accountancy related sector for over five years. 

The annual subscription for Academic Membership is £70.

Benefits and support

AIA Academic membership demonstrates expertise in the development and progression of the accountancy profession and your ability to make an impact in the world of work. Becoming an Academic Member means immediate access to a range of benefits. Some of our most popular benefits are listed below:

  • Access to the AIA's international network
  • Print and digital copy of International Accountant Magazine
  • Use the designatory letters FAIA (Acad) 
  • Access to professional advice, guidance and support
  • Discounted membership rates for AIA events


  1. Check the eligibility criteria listed above and if you have any questions contact AIA.
  2. Make sure your CV is up-to-date and includes details of your current role, at least 5 years employment history and highest-level qualifications.
  3. Apply online 


  • Professional credibity
  • Industry news and publications
  • Guidance and support
  • Discounts and rewards
  • Professional Certificate