• How to become a CA(SA)

How to become a CA


Rest assured, your decision will be a good one. And it will be an even better decision if you choose BDO for your articles.

So how do you become a CA(SA)?

Becoming a CA(SA) is your access to a challenging but worthwhile career, global mobility, flexibility, and good earning potential in the business field of your choice.

What you need to do next:

  1. Matric exemption with Pure Maths (compulsory) and Accountancy (optional)
  2. Attend a university or institution that offers a BCom or equivalent (Accounting) SAICA accredited degree
  3. Do your CTA or BCom (Honours) Accountancy or equivalent accredited degree
  4. Apply for traineeship/articles
  5. During your 3 year traineeship/articles you will write two Board exams
  6. Once you have passed both Board exams you will be a qualified CA(SA)!

Take note:

  • Maths literacy will not get you accepted into a CA(SA) degree/programme, you will have to do a bridging course
  • If you are still in the process of doing your CTA, BDO does accept you into traineeship while you persevere with your studies
  • BDO also offer bursaries if you need financial assistance. View our bursaries page on the website

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