Under the current scheme of education & training, ICAI has designed three years of ICAI articleship training for striking a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical training.
To get CA Articleship status, you can also undergo audit training.
ICAI treats eight months of audit training as equivalent to six months of articleship training.
On completion of the articleship training, you should get ICAI articleship completion form from the official website of ICAI at https://www.icai.org/new_post.html?post_id%3D721%26c_id%3D120
On completion of the articleship, you should request for the CA Articleship completion letter from the official website of ICAI at http://22.214.171.124/REprintletter/reprint.aspx
Here, you should choose the appropriate option under the letter category.
The CA Articleship stipend will differ based on the city in which you do the articleship. If you get the chance to do the training in prominent organisations like KPMG and Deloitte, you will get a better stipend.
Similar to articleship completion certificate, you can request for many other letters from the official website of ICAI at http://126.96.36.199/REprintletter/reprint.aspx
You can look for CA articleship vacancy after completion of your CA final from the official website of Southern India Regional Council of ICAI if you are from south India from http://www.sircoficai.org/Vacancy_Advertisement.aspx
Getting articleship training is highly beneficial in many like:
Development of ethical values
Gaining exposure to the socio-economic environment in which organisations function
In developing required skills in applying theoretical knowledge gained from the CA course to practical situations.
Ability to establish a disciplined attitude to work hard
To get the articleship completion certificate, you should complete the three-year period successfully.
On completion of articleship, you can add CA as the prefix to your name. It is an advantage that professionals like doctors and engineers get in India.