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CPA Certificate in Business & Accounting

The CPA Certificate in Business and Accounting is a flexible online course which offers a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and practices of business management, with an emphasis on accounting. This course is aimed employees who wish to formalise their learning in the workplace or students beginning their studies or career in business.

The course is designed to be as flexible as possible and with two exam sittings in May and December each year, students can complete the qualification at their own pace.


“You can start studying for the CPA Certificate in Business & Accounting at any time of the year”.

Students who successfully complete the certificate programme can progress to further accounting studies through exemption from the first stage of the four stage programme of study and training to become a fully qualified CPA accountant.


Step 1.

Complete the online registration form and pay your student subscription for the academic year 

**Please have a form of ID (copy of passport or drivers licence) ready to upload in the registration form & A copy of your Leaving Certificate results if you are under 23 years of age ***

If you do not have the documents to hand, they can be emailed to hello@cpaireland.ie after you complete the registration form.

Step 2.

You will then need to register with Griffith College Dublin to start your studies.


Address:    Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
Contact:     Susan King
Tel:            +353 (01) 415 04 73
Email:        susan.king@gcd.ie / cpa@gcd.ie



  • Flexible and convenient e-learning study option.
  • No previous qualifications are required to study the CPA Certificate in Business & Accounting.
  • Upon completion students are awarded the Certificate in Business and Accounting accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.
  • Two exam sittings per year.
  • Flexibility to choose the order and number of subjects you wish to study together. 
  • Holders of the certificate may then opt to continue their studies and pursue a professional qualification in accountancy.
  • Full exemptions from all CPA F1 exams are available to successful students. Find out more information about the CPA Exams Syllabus.
  • Practical syllabus with immediately applicable learning for those in employment.
  • Computer based exams based in Dublin and Cork.


Download a leaflet below to find out about Entry Requirements for Mature Students (23 years of age or over) and School Leavers (18-22 years of age):

Download Leaflet:

CPA Ireland would like to contact you by either email or by phone with information about the CPA qualification. By checking ‘Opt In’, you are expressing your interest in this programme and you agree that we may contact you about this programme. CPA Ireland complies with all relevant Irish legislation, namely the Irish Data Protection Act (1988), and the Irish Data Protection (Amendment) Act (2003), (the Acts), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25th May 2018.

FEES FOR 2017/2018

Student Subscription: €128 (payable to CPA Ireland on registration for course)

Griffith College Dublin

Course fees: €310 per subject (payable to Griffith College Dublin on registration for course)

Exam fees: €100 per subject (payable to Griffith College Dublin on registration for exams)


For more information and registration details contact Sinead O'Donovan or call 01 4251000. 


View the full list of resources available to CPA students.