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Professional Body Transfer

If you are currently studying for exams with another professional accountancy body, it is possible to change over to CPA to continue your studies. Generous exemptions are granted to applicants from other bodies based on exams they have already passed. 

This also applies to those who are fully qualified members of another accountancy body. If this is the case and depending on the professional body they are affiliated with they may be entitled direct membership of CPA Ireland.


Find out how you can join CPA Ireland from another professional body by contacting Adam O'Reilly on 01 425 1057 or email aoreilly@cpaireland.ie

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