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All Fellow and Associate Members of MAICSA will need to comply with the requirements of mandatory CPD with the following exceptions:

Circumstances Outcome and Evidence
Retired Members Full Exemption upon application and granted.
Life Members Full Exemption upon application and granted.
Members who are unemployed, including full time housewives Full Exemption in year of CPD upon application and granted with evidence. Evidence: Statutory Declaration on yearly basis. (NEW)
Newly elected Associate Exempted from mandatory CPD in the year of their election as Associate.
Prolonged illness or disability Full or Partial Exemption, depending on the nature of the illness and/or recovery period, upon application with evidence.

For partial exemption, a letter of undertaking stating that he/she will fulfil the CPD requirements upon recovery from the illness or upon the lapse of the reason for which exemption has been granted.

Evidence: A certificate/letter from a licensed physician or hospital

Exemption applications on the basis on maternity leave will be treated in the same way as prolonged illness or disability. In such cases, a 50% reduction in the CPD hours may be given to a member who is on maternity leave in the CPD year.

All applications for exemptions in this category will be considered on a case to case basis.
Members who own or operate trading businesses where the ICSA qualification and/or CPD training are not a necessity for them. Full or Partial exemptions upon application with evidence on a yearly basis.

Evidence: A certificate from either SSM or ROB will be required to prove that the business is still ongoing and type of business operated by the member.
Members working/residing overseas for six (6) months and above. (NEW) Full or Partial Exemption upon application with supporting evidence.

Evidence: A letter of employment detailing your position, date of appointment and how long you will be employed with the company.

All applications for exemptions in this category will be considered on a case to case basis.

All Fellow and Associate Members of MAICSA must undertake the following minimum CPD hours:
i) 20 CPD hours per calendar year for Members who are in the corporate secretarial sector* (whether in-house company secretaries or company secretaries in public practice), and
ii) 10 CPD hours per annum per calendar year for Members who are in the non-corporate secretarial sector**
Note:
* All Members in the corporate secretarial sector (where the nature of the job involves all matters pertaining to corporate secretarial practice, regardless of the position of the member)
** All Members in non-corporate secretarial sector (where the nature of the job is other than corporate secretarial practice matters).