What is ICAI Orientation Course?

ICAI Orientation Course

About Orientation Course

A CA Intermediate Student has to complete the ICAI Orientation Course before the Articleship training starts. The ICAI Orientation Course has a duration of 90 hours. This course aims to familiarise the aspirants with various domains of the Indian Accountancy Profession. The sole purpose is to develop strong communication and presentation skills in the entrants.

The Orientation Course is a must before one registers themselves for practical training, as this course helps groom an individual in terms of knowledge and skills. 

How can I get an orientation certificate for ICAI?

To make it easier for you, refer to the following steps:

  1. First login to the Online Portal at or
  2. Then enroll yourself in a specific Programme Organising Unit (POU) launched batch.
  3. Complete the payment of the Orientation card.
  4. Ensure your registration is submitted.
  5. Once the online submission is complete, print the form.
  6. Submit the form along with the required documents to the relevant POU.

It will make you eligible to get a certificate after passing the exam groups.

Is CA Orientation Online?

Several students planning to join CA Coaching classes doubt whether they offer online sessions.

ICAI has declared that the centres associated with it will keep an option of online sessions. However, the session schedule would depend upon the number of applicants enrolling for online sessions. The online sessions will help complete the syllabus on time. 

The Orientation Course has a fee of Rs. 5,000/- and then comes the IT Course fee of Rs. 4,000/-. You need the course completion certificate while registering for the Articleship training.

Through all this, the prime question remains whether the online course would prove effective in grasping various concepts and knowledge. Even though the virtual Orientation program promises to cover the ICAI syllabus in multiple ways to enhance the students’ skills, in the end, it all depends upon you as an individual. It depends on how much you are willing to put in to get the most in return.

To conclude, the Orientation Course is a compulsory course that the students must take before beginning their Articleship. Therefore, this course is vital for the overall essential development of the individual and cannot be compromised.