Cessation of Residence
Where an Ordinary Member lapses to be ordinarily resident in the Divisional Territory his membership shall lapse. However, and provided he otherwise continues to fulfil the Institute's membership criteria, he shall at any time during the next following period of 5 years be entitled to resume membership as an Ordinary Member without being required to undertake Local Examinations or Additional Requirements. An Ordinary Member who lapses to be ordinarily resident in the Divisional Territory for a period longer than five years shall, provided he meantime remains a member of the ICSA, only be entitled to re - apply for membership of the Institute as an Internationally Qualified Member. Any application for re - election as Ordinary Member shall be dealt with in accordance with rules to be made by the Council. Rules are:
1. Passing the Membership Transfer Test with the subject of "Corporate Secretaryship". OR
2. Obtaining 50 CPD points in ECPD programme within 2 years (Please contact the Secretariat for details)
*Ordinary Members: He shall be ordinarily resident in the Divisional Territory and a Fellow or Associate of the ICSA . Applicant shall have passed the Local Examinations or satisfied Additional Requirements of the Institute for the election as an Ordinary Member FCS or ACS except in so far as he may have been exempted on educational grounds under the rules made by the Council subject to the ICSA Bye - law 4 the Articles 5.4 & 9 of the HKICS' Memorandum & Articles of Association. Ordinary Members are entitled to use the ICSA post - nominal of FCIS or ACIS and the HKICS post - nominal of FCS or ACS.
*Internationally Qualified Members: An individual who has been elected a Fellow or Associate of the ICSA otherwise than by passing either the Local Examinations or satisfying Additional Requirements but has thereafter become ordinarily resident in the Divisional Territory shall, upon application to the Institute, be admitted as an Internationally Qualified Membership FCIS or ACIS and entitled to maintain that membership for such period as he remains ordinarily resident in the Divisional Territory. An Internationally Qualified Member is entitled to become an Ordinary Member upon meeting the Additional Requirements subject to the Article 7 of HKICS ' Memorandum & Articles of Association. Internationally Qualified Members are entitled to use the ICSA post - nominal of FCIS or ACIS.