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Formation 1

Management in Organisations


Business Law & Professional Ethics

Economics & Business Planning

CPA Certificate in Business & Accounting

CPA Students now have the option to take a fourth subject at Formation 1 stage of exams. On successful completion of all four subjects, students will be awarded a Certificate in Business and Accounting from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland. Students who successfully complete the certificate programme can progress to further accounting studies through exemption from the first stage of the 4 stage programme of study and training to become a fully qualified CPA accountant. Click here for more information.

Students opting for the CPA Certificate in Business & Accounting will need to complete the following subject in addition to the three subjects listed above.
Significant Changes in the Institute's Examination Process
The Institute is pleased to announce that the modular system of examinations has been extended across all stages commencing from the 2013 examinations onwards.  Prior to this the modular system was confined to the Professional Stage examinations only.

All Formation 1, Formation 2, Professional 1 and Professional 2 examinations may now be taken on a modular basis and students may sit the examinations in the subjects at a stage in any order. However, all four examinations at each stage must still be passed within the four available consecutive sittings - inclusive of the first attempted sitting of any subject at this stage.