ICAI Certificate of Service Rules & Sample Format Download

Checkout below Certificate of Service Requirement Rules and Sample Format. Certificate of Service has been made mandatory by ICAI for students applying for Exam online. This Certificate of Service shall be signed be the Principal Chartered Accountant. ICAI has today released an official notification bringing in some new changes in Online Exam Application. Among them, one such change is the need for Certificate of Service. Also Read | How to Fill Exam Form Online?

Clarification on Old and New Unique Regn Number:

While filling the Nov 2017 Exam Form online, certain students need to submit ‘Certificate of Service’ duly attested by a CA.

In the COS Format, you will find two fields to write ‘Old Article Regn No’ and ‘New Unique Regn No’. Many students are confused about what to write here.

It is to clarify that, students who registered with ICAI many years back and converted to PCC/IPCC etc were given a New Regn number instead of their old one.

These new Regn Numbers starts with NRO/SRO etc. So, if your Registration Number starts with NRO, SRO, WRO, CRO or ERO, then you just need to ignore that ‘Old Article Regn No Field’. Just enter your regular Regn No in the second column (‘New Unque Regn No’).

Who is required to submit Certificate of Service

CA Final candidates and Direct Entry candidates of Intermediate (IPC), through graduate/post graduate route are required to scan and upload their Certificate of Service, duly signed by their Principal/s on the above mentioned portal.

Unless the Certificate of Service is uploaded, candidates will not be able to complete submission of the examination form on-line.

“So, Certificate of Service is not applicable to regular IPCC students.”

Is Certificate of Service required for Students who have already completed their Articleship?

Students who have already completed their Articleship training can get their Certificate of Service signed by their Principal or any other Practicing Chartered Accountant.

Students undergoing last 6 Months of  Articleship training are only required to submit the Certificate of Service duly attested by their Principal only.

Certificate of Service Sample Format

Direct Entry Students Download
Students who appeared for IPCC Exams and then converted to Direct Entry and commenced practical training on or before 30th April, 2017. Download
Candidates Who Have Completed Their Articleship Download
For candidates who are presently in service and due to complete the prescribed period of 3 years (or 3 and half years) years of practical training (including excess leave if any) on or before 30th April, 2017. Download
For candidates who are presently in service, serving the last six months of training as on 1st May, 2017 and due to complete 3 years of training (including excess leave,if any) on or before 31st October, 2017 Download