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Details on Membership


The Membership of the Institute consists of two Categories:

  1. The First Category is the Associate Member with designation of CFA
  2. The Second and being the Highest Category is the Fellow Member with designation of FFA
  3. And members admitted to membership in such grades shall be entitled to use the initials CFA or FFA after his or her name as the case may be.
      1. A member of the Institute who is an Associate is entitled to use the Professional designation of “Certified Forensic Accountant” and use after his or her names, the initials CFA (Certified Forensic Accountant).
      2. A Fellow member of the Institute is entitled to use the designation of “Fellow of Forensic Accountant” and use the initials FFA after his or her names.



Applicants within South Africa should download the Membership Application Form below. Completed forms with photocopies of credentials and current C.V with evidence of the fees payment should be forwarded by email to The Chief Executive Registrar at our contact address :

Fees stated on the Application form should be paid into the Institute’s bank account stated below:

(a). Pay the sum R3,500 into our bank account, see our banking details below:

  • Bank: FNB
  • Branch Code: 250655
  • Branch: Universal
  • Account Details: 62846313667
  1. After payment of fees into the institute’s bank account, applicants should send the scan copies of their completed form with two passport photo graphs and photo copies of credentials by email to the Chief Executive at the institutes address for processing.
  2. All inquiries on the CFA designation should be directed to 
  3. The institute will not act on any Application Form whose full fees have not been paid into the institute’s bank account.
  4. The CFA  Membership fees is subject to review upward by the Institute’s Council without any notice.
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