Memorandum of Understanding between the Lao Chamber of Professional Accountants and Auditors (LCPAA) and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants Australia


  1. Purpose of the MOU
    The purpose of the MOU is to strengthen cooperation between the two sides in
    professional development and professional community in Laos.
  2. Commencement, Duration and Termination
    This MoU shall come into effect from the date it is signed by the respective parties.
    The MoU’s duration shall be 5 years from the date of signing.
    This MoU may be terminated by either party giving 90-day written notice to the other
    party of its intention to terminate it.
  3. Amendment and Extension
    This MoU may be amended and extended under the written mutual agreement of both
  4. Contents of the MOU
    • The two sides will cooperate in sharing information and professional experience in Laos (the country), paying special attention to cooperation in the field of membership management, professional development and professional ethics, updating their knowledge, quality control, training and career development;
    • The two sides will organize, cooperate and, participate in conferences, seminars and joint activities to bring benefits to both sides, focusing on the emerging fields of interest in the accounting profession in Laos, including the support that the ICMA will provide in terms of speakers for conferences and training updates for LCPAA’s members;
    • The two sides will promote the mutual cooperation in their respective activities, events and publications;
    • The ICMA Regional Office in Laos will provide up to two scholarships per year for LCPAA members to attend the CMA program in Laos;
    • LCPAA members will be admitted as Associate ICMA members on the basis of being a member of LCPAA. Associate members may become certified members (Full CMA Members) of ICMA after completing the 2-subject CMA program.
      Such CMA members must maintain their membership of LCPAA
    • The two sides shall engage in each of the activities of mutual cooperation under the written agreement made by the parties, before such activities are implemented;
    • The two sides will engage in other activities of the mutual cooperation;
    • The two sides agree that the MOU is not exclusive; and that each party can cooperate with other partners in the region and internationally, in accordance with the capacity of each party.

The two sides agree to set up a Liaison Committee to implement the agreement as per this MOU. Program specific actions will have a two-year agreement through the Liaison Committee and will be recognized in a specific action plan. The two sides agree to the contents of the Memorandum of Understanding and on the implementation and the commitment towards cooperation and sustainable development goals for professional career development.

Fees (for LCPAA Members to become CMA Australia members):

Amount Unit/Subjects Total
Application Fee $99.00 1 $99.00
Joining Fee $198.00 1 $198.00
CMA Exam Fees $55.00 2 $110.00
CMA Preparation Course – by Recognised
Pricing Differs by Provider
CMA Preparation Course – by Online $800.00 2 $1600.00
Annual Membership Fees See website for current fees

Dr Chris D’Souza, CMA
Chief Operating Officer (International)
Email: [email protected]