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Exemptions

There are various routes to entry to the CPA qualification and you do not need a business related degree to follow a career in accountancy. 

Holders of completed recognised qualifications (post graduate, honours degree, ordinary degree, certificate, accounting technician, etc.) may be entitled to various exemptions from the CPA exams. 

The CPA programme comprises 15 examinations, made up of a formation level and a professional level, and a fully integrated practical experience requirement. Your entry point into CPA Program will be determined by an individual assessment of your prior education and experience. 

All exemptions are granted on a subject-by-subject basis to applicants holding a qualification recognised by CPA Ireland for exemption purposes. A pass mark must have been achieved in the assessment of the relevant subject. Passes by compensation are not eligible. 

For a guide on what exemptions you may be eligible for, please click the relevant link below

To confirm what exemptions you are eligible for,  send your exam result transcripts to Lisa Kelly or contact our Education & Training Department on 01 425 1024. Exemptions can only be confirmed and granted upon receipt of original transcripts from your college. Transcripts can be faxed to 01 425 1001.

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