ICAN March 2023 ATSWA Examination Full Details; Registration, Eligibility, Fees, Time Table, Venue, Important Notice etc

The Institute Of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) & the Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa (ABWA), Present, March 2023 Accounting Technicians Scheme (West Africa) Examinations.

The Accounting Technicians Scheme, West Africa (ATSWA) examinations will hold in member countries on 28 & 29 March, 2023 under the Council of The Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa (ABWA). The examinations will be held in the following centres in Nigeria: Aba, Abakaliki, Abeokuta, Abuja, Ado-Ekiti, Akure, Alimosho, Amuwo-Odofin, Auchi, Awka, Benin-City, Calabar, Enugu, Ibadan, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ilesha, Ilisan, Ilorin, Jalingo, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, LASUOJO, Lokoja, Makurdi, Malete, Minna, Mowe, Ogbomoso, Okija, Omu-Aran, Onitsha, Osogbo, Otta, Owerri, Oye-Ekiti, Oyo, Port-Harcourt, Umuahia, Uyo, Victoria-Island, Warri and Yenagoa.

Where registration for a centre is low, the Institute reserves the right to transfer candidates from the chosen centre to the nearest centre, at no cost to the Institute.


The registration PORTAL for the MARCH 2023 diet of ATSWA Examinations opens on Thursday, December 8, 2022, and will close on Thursday, March 23, 2023.


Candidates are required to register online for March 2023 diet examinations at the ICAN website www.icanportal.org/ats/examinations

Eligibility for Enrolment:

The examinations are open to the Institute’s registered financial students.
Other interested persons should visit the Institute’s website www.icanig.org for guidelines on Students’ Registration.

Free Aid to Candidates: All ATSWA candidates can download for free the soft copies of STUDY TEXTS and INSIGHTS from our website https://icanig.org/students/atswa-learning-materials


Check and Print out your Examination/Financial Status at the Institute’s ATS students portal: www.icanportal.org/ats before effecting payment through Paydirect, Verve/Master ATM Card.

a. PayDirect:

Pay directly into ICAN e-Collection Account at any Commercial bank in Nigeria.
Obtain your payment Receipt and thereafter:
• Proceed with your application for the exam at ICAN website:
• Enter your Deposit Slip Number on the Payment Receipt;
• Enter your Receipt Number;
• Click on the SUBMIT button to generate e-Voucher containing 12 digits PIN and 6 digits Serial Number respectively, required for your online registration;
• Proceed to the web address on the e-Voucher i.e. www.icanportal.org/ats/examinations to register for the examination.

b. Naira ATM Card:
Pay online using your Naira ATM Visa, Verve or Mastercard by selecting the relevant payment type following the steps enumerated below:
Go to https://icanportal.org/ats LOGIN BY:
• Entering your Registration Number and password to view your Examination and Financial Status if you have previously set up your account;
• If you have not set up your account, click on “New Student Registration” to create
a “Password”; and
• Click pay ICAN and select “WebPay” and click on “New Payment”.

a) Requirements:

❖ Scan a copy (JPEG format, 20kb maximum file size) of your passport photograph (white background) for the online registration before commencement of online examination registration.
❖ Scan a copy of your signature (JPEG format, 20kb maximum file size).

b) Procedures:
❖ Complete the Online Form at ICAN website: https://icanportal.org/ats and click on submit.
❖ Print the following after clicking on submit:
i. Completed Online Examination Enrolment Form;
ii. Examination Timetable, centres and their addresses;
iii. Examination Offences and Disciplinary Measures; and
iv. Examination warning to all candidates
Note that (iii) and (iv) above must be read thoroughly and understood by candidates as
they will be strictly applied.

4. Visit the website three days after online submission of the examination enrolment form to confirm your enrolment using your PIN, SN generated and Student’s registration number at https://icanportal.org/ats.

5. Candidates are advised to download their examination dockets from the Institute’s website 3 days to the examination dates.


a. The registration period for the examination is between Thursday, December 8, 2022 and Thursday, March 23, 2023.

b. Candidates are warned, in their own interest, not to bring MOBILE/GSM PHONES, Electronic Gadgets or Programmable devices into the Examination Hall. Anyone found violating this instruction will be stopped from continuing with the examination and the paper will be cancelled.

c. Candidates are also warned that all kinds of WRISTWATCHES (DIGITAL/ANALOG) are not allowed into the examination hall.

d. Candidates are discouraged from bringing valuable items into the examination centres. hence, any loss would be at their own risk and the Institute will not be liable for the loss of personal items.

e. Candidates who have applied for EXEMPTION from any level of the examination are advised to confirm that their applications are successful before making payment for the examinations.

f. Candidates are not permitted to apply for EXEMPTION and EXAMINATION at the same time.


h. Deferment of March 2023 examinations application will not be entertained.

i. Candidates may not have access to the examination website after Thursday, March 23, 2023 afternoon.

j. Application for change of examination centres will not be processed after 12 noon (West African Standard Time) on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

k. Candidates are to ensure the accuracy of the information on their forms. The passport photographs must be the true semblance of the applicants and must be of white background.

Candidates may seek assistance by contacting the ICAN Help Desk through the following telephone numbers and e-mail addresses: 01-2912745, 01-2912821 (IT HELP DESK), 09053847512-4 (Reception), 09053847528 (ATSWA Direct Line), 08037146126, 08034928859, 08062599572, 08038333675 and 08028370033 phd@ican.org.ng or atsexam@ican.org.ng

MARCH 2023 DIET ATSWA EXAMINATIONS FEES (Exclusive of Bank Charges of N 300.00)

PART I 26,70023,20019,70016,200
PART II 29,10025,20021,30017,400
PART III 32,70028,10023,50018,900


TUESDAY 28/03/2023 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.Basic AccountingFinancial AccountingPrinciples of Auditing & Assurance
TUESDAY 28/03/2023 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.Business LawInformation TechnologyManagement
WEDNESDAY 29/03/2023 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.EconomicsPublic Sector AccountingCost Accounting
WEDNESDAY 29/03/2023 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.Communication SkillsQuantitative AnalysisTaxation
01ABAThe New Ultra-Modern, Chidi Ajaegbu ICAN Centre, Aba
02ABAKALIKIEbonyi State University, Permanent Site, Abakaliki
03ABEOKUTAUniversity Auditorium, Chrisland University, OGTV Road, Off Federal Medical Centre, Opposite Mechanic Village, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta
04ABUJAModel Secondary School, No 61, Lake chad Crescent, Off IBB Expressway, Maitama, Abuja
05ADO-EKITIAfe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) KM 8.5. Afe Babalola Way, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
06AKUREICAN House, Alfred Rilwan Road, By Governor’s Lodge, Akure
07ALIMOSHOAnchor University Hall, B308/C307,Ayobo Road, Ipaja, Lagos
08AMUWO, LAGOSICAN Centre, Plot 12, Kofo Kasunmu Street, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos
09AUCHIEarly Breed International Schools, No. 10 – 13, Omokhudu Street, Secretariat Raod, Auchi, Edo State
10AWKAHall 4, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Library Extension, Awka
11BENIN-CITYEghosa Anglican Grammar school, New Lagos Road, Benin City
12CALABARManagement Development Institute, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar
13ENUGUUniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu Campus, Faculty of Business Admin auditorium, Enugu
14IBADANJogor Centre, No 1, Harvester Drive, Off Liberty Stadium Road, Ring Road, Ibadan
15IKEJAOranmiyan Hall, Lagos Airport Hotel, 111, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos.
16IKORODURoyal Occasion Event Centre, Along Ikorodu-Itokin Road, Parafa, Opposite Lucky Fibre, Ikorodu, Lagos.
17ILESHAOsun State College of Education, Ilesha
18ILISANBabcock University Campus, Ilisan
19ILORINRoyal Shekinah Hotel, along Ajase – Ipo Road, Ilorin
20JALINGOLTIC Taraba State University, Jalingo
21JOSICAN Office, 40, Murtala Mohammed Way, Jos
22KADUNAMusa Bello Learning Resource Centre, Opposite ICAN Office, Kaduna
23KANOICAN Liaison Office, Murtala Mohammed Library Complex, Ahmadu Bello Way, Kano
24LASU OJOOLagos State University, 2 in1, Julius Berger, Faculty of Management, Ojo, Lagos
25LOKOJACollege of Health Sciences, Federal University Lokoja, Adankolo Campus, Behind Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, Kogi State.
26MAKURDIBenue State Library, Makurdi
27MALETEKWASU Indoor Sport Hall, Opposite Girls Hostel, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State
28MINNAAhmadu Bello House, Shiroro Hotel Road, Minna, Niger State
29MOWEMountain Top University, Kilometers 12, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Prayer City
30OGBOMOSHOAttimagies Resorts, Ogbomoso-Ilorin Road, Yoaco area, Ogbomoso
31OKIJAMadonna University, Ihiala Local Government, Anambra State
32OMU ARANLandmark University, Hall 3, International Exhibition Centre, OmuaAran
33ONITSHAOnitsha Business School, 19A Regina Nwankwu Avenue, GRA Onitsha Anambra State
34OSOGBOOsun State University, Osogbo
35OTABells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State
36OWERRIICAN Study Centre, Treasurehall Plaza, MCC/Uratta Road, Opposite Imo State Housing Corporation, Owerri.
37OYE-EKITIFaculty of Management Sciences Hall, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
38OYOFolorunsho and Modupe Alakija Hall, Ajayi Crowther University, Ajegunle along Ogbomosho Road, Oyo.
39PORT HARCOURTUniversity of Port Harcourt, College of Continue Education, Port Harcourt
40UMUAHIAMichael Okpara University of Agric, Umudike, Umuahia
42UYOModern Training Institute, 133, Aka Road, Uyo
42VICTORIA ISLANDVirginrose Resorts, Plot 1231A, Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
43WARRIThe College of Education, Opp NNPC Housing Complex, Warri, Delta State
44YENAGOAThe BYSG/ICAN STUDY Centre Building 47, Imgbi Road, Amarata By Jerusalem Street, Opp. Apex Academy

For further enquiries, please write or contact:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (Annexe)
82, Murtala Muhammed Way, Ebute Metta, Lagos
Tel: 09053847512-4, 09053847528, 01-4542083, 01-2912821

Ahmed Modu Kumshe (Prof), FCA
Registrar/Chief Executive
e-mail: info.ican@ican.org.ng Website: www.icanig.org

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