Associate Member (ACS)
A person who has passed the Final examination of the Institute and has completed the prescribed practical training requirements or exempted there from shall be entitled to get himself enrolled as an Associate Member. On his admission to Associateship, he is entitled to use the descriptive letters ACS after his name to denote that he is an Associate member of the Institute and also to use his designation Company Secretary after his name.Requirements for enrolment as ACS
Format of Fitness
|CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS FOR ADMISSION TO ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP|
|(Pursuant to regulation 54)|
|Certified that Mr./Ms. _____________________________________________________|
|who is applying for being admitted as an Associate member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” and claims to have acquired necessary practical experience and undergone the prescribed practical training, is in my opinion, a fit and appropriate person to be admitted to the membership of the Institute.|
Membership No. ACS/FCS_______
Fellow Member (FCS)
A person is entitled to get himself enrolled as a Fellow, if he is an Associate Member for atleast five years and fulfills the conditions as stipulated in Regulation 4(2) of the Company Secretaries Regulations, 1982 which provides as under:-
(i) No person shall be entitled to have his name entered in the Register as a Fellow unless he/she –
(a) was a Fellow including Honorary Fellow of the dissolved company immediately before the commencement of the Act; or
(b) was admitted as a Fellow under the earlier regulations; or
(c) is an Associate and has been in continuous practice in India as a Company Secretary for at least five years; or
(d) is an Associate for a continuous period of not less than five years and possesses such qualifications or practical experience as may be determined by the Council.
(ii) No Associate member shall be admitted as a fellow member of the Institute, if; -
(a) he /she has been found guilty of any professional or other misconduct and his / her name has been removed from the Register or he / she has been imposed fine referred in sub-section (3) of sections 21A or sub-section (3) of section 21B at any time during the preceding five years on the date of application; or
(b) he / she has not completed such minimum numbers of Professional Development Credit Hours as may be determined by the Council: Provided that in the case of any person belonging to any of the classes mentioned in sub-regulations (1) and (2), who is not permanently residing in India, the Council may, by resolution, determine, such further qualifications and conditions, as it may deem necessary or expedient.
Upon his advancement to fellowship, the member is entitled to use the descriptive letters, FCS after his/her name to denote that he/she is a Fellow Member of the Institute.
Requirements for enrolment as Fellow member:-
In case of members claiming FCS on the basis of experience of employment:-