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Mature Students

Where do I begin?

If you hold any previous qualifications, you may be entitled to exemptions from the CPA exams. In order to having your exemptions checked, please email a copy of each year of your result transcripts to hello@cpaireland.ie and CPA will confirm your exemptions and where you can start the qualification from.

CPA Certificate in Business & Accounting.

If you do not hold any previous qualification, you can begin your studies anytime, all online at the start with the CPA qualification with the CPA Certificate in Business and Accounting. Please click here for more details about starting here.

CPA Accounts Executive Traineeship


CPA have a one year fully funded programme in which students study the CPA Certificate in Business and Accounting and participate in work placement. Please click here to more more information on this programme and its locations.

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

Why CPA?

  • CPA Ireland is one of the leading Irish accountancy bodies, with 5,000 members and students worldwide.
  • We provide flexible study options including part-time, weekend and e-learning in approved educators around the country. 

  • We have over 160 employers in our Approved Employer Programme, including companies like Microsoft, Dell Ireland, Apple, EMC, HedgeServ and Glanbia. 

  • CPA Ireland has international agreements with accountancy bodies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and India, so our members’ qualifications travel with them.

  • CPA Ireland is one of the first accountancy bodies in Europe on track to achieve gender parity. 
  • CPA Ireland was the first accountancy body to introduce mandatory Continuing Professional Development, to ensure our members are always at the peak of their profession.

  • Over 1 million qualified accountants worldwide classify themselves as CPAs

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