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Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR)

The Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR) is awarded by ACCA. The following page outlines further information about the DipIFR including:

  • What is the DipIFR?
  • Who can study the DipIFR?
  • How and where can I study?
  • How is the course assessed?
  • How long does the course take?
  • How is the course assessed?
  • How and where can I study?
  • How do I register?
  • How much does it cost?

What is the DipIFR?

The Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR) is designed to develop your knowledge of IFRS – providing an understanding of the concepts and principles which underpin them, and their application in the international marketplace.

Who can study the DipIFR?
Professional accountants and auditors
, working in practice and industry, who are qualified in accordance with national accounting standards, are eligible to take the qualification.

Practitioners who may not yet be qualified, but who can verify that they have three years' relevant accounting experience through submitting an employer's letter, are also eligible.

How long does the course take?
DipIFR is a qualification which is flexible to your timetable, enabling you to fit your studies around your work and social commitments, and can be completed in three to six months.

It is anticipated that on average it will take 30 hours to work through the DipIFR course, and a further 12 hours to successfully complete the assessment.

How is the course assessed?
DipIFR is assessed by a single three-hour closed book written exam, which is held twice a year on June and December at ACCA's exam centres. The pass mark is 50%.

How and where can I study?
Home study
– The DipIFR can be studied as an open-learning course, based on self-contained study packs.

College study – The DipIFR can be studies at a variety of tuition providers throughout Ireland including Dublin Business School, BPP Professional Education, Griffith College, and Independent Colleges etc. For the full list of tuition providers click here

How do I register?
You can register online by clicking here or by post.

You can register for the Diploma in International Financial Reporting at any time, however in order to sit exams at a specific session, the following deadlines apply:

  • For the June exams - Register by 8 April
  • For the December exams - Register by 8 October

How much does it cost?

The initial registration fee of £186 for the June 2013 session and £195 for the December 2013 session includes one exam attempt. A further fee is charged for any re-sit.

For more info about the course, fees and registration click here or visit www.accaglobal.com

For queries please complete the online query form by clicking here.

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