ICAN September 2022 ATSWA Examination Full Details; Registration, Eligibility, Fees, Time Table, Important Notice etc – PensionNigeria

ICAN September 2022 ATSWA Examination Full Details; Registration, Eligibility, Fees, Time Table, Important Notice etc

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has published the full details for the September 2022 Accounting Technicians Scheme, West Africa (ATSWA) Examination.

The ATSWA examinations will hold in member countries on 27 & 28 September 2022 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, llesha, Ilisan, Ilorin, Jalingo, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, LASU-Ojo, 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 another nearest centre at no cost to the Institute.

The Registration Portal for the September 2022 diet of ATSWA Examinations opened on Thursday, May 25, 2022 and will close on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Candidates are required to register online for the September 2022 diet examination at www.icanportal.org/ats/examinations

Eligibility for Enrolment: The examination is open to the Institute’s registered and financially-up-to-date 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


1. BEFORE PAYMENT: 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: www.icanportal.org/ats/paymasters/paydirectindex
  • Enter your Deposit Slip Number on the payment receipt
  • Enter your receipt number
  • Click on the SUBMIT button to generate eVoucher containing 12 digits and 6 digits PIN and 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 Log in 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”.
  • 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:

i. Complete the online form at: https://icanportal.org/ats and click on submit.
ii. Print the following after clicking on submit:

  • Completed online examination enrolment form;
  • Examination time table, centres and their addresses;
  • Examination offences and disciplinary measures;
  • 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://loanportal.org/ats

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


a. The registration period for the examination is between Thursday, May 25, 2022 and Thursday, September 22, 2022.
b. Candidates are warned in their own interest not to bring phones (all types), electronic gadgets or programmable devices into the examination hall. Anyone found violating this instruction while writing any paper will be stopped from continuing with the examination and the paper will be cancelled.
c. Candidates are warned that all kinds of wristwatches (digital/analog) are not allowed in the examination hall.
d. Candidates are hereby discouraged from bringing valuables items into the examination centres, hence; any loss would be at their own risk and the Institute will not be liable for any 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 examination.
f. Candidates are not permitted to apply for exemption and examination at the same time.
g. No refund will be made once examination fee is paid.
h. Deferment of September 2022 examinations application will not be entertained.
i. Candidates may not have access to the examination portal after Thursday, September 22, 2022 afternoon.
J. Application for change of examination centres will not be processed after 12 noon on Thursday, September 22, 2022
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 (Customer Care), 09053847528 (ATSWA Direct Line), 08037146126, 08034928859, 08062599572 and 08028370033; phd@ican.org.ng or atsexam@ican.org.ng

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

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