The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) have signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) to strengthen the standing of CA Sri Lanka and CPA Ireland Members to help them achieve greater professional success across the world.


Why CPA Ireland?
CPA is one of the best-known international accounting designations and  Irish professional qualifications are held in high regard worldwide. By becoming a CPA you are joining a global network. Out of some two and a half million qualified accountants worldwide, one million plus are CPAs.

Member Benefits, Discounts and Professional Services
CPA Ireland provides members with a variety of benefits, discounts and professional services. The full range includes financial, health, publication, lifestyle, technical and professional benefits. Professional and technical resources will enable you to remain up to date and at the leading edge of your profession.

Terms & Conditions
For a CA Sri Lanka member seeking admission to CPA Ireland that he/she should:
1.         Be the holder of a recognised degree or, if not
2.         Have at least five years work experience in professional accounting.

Additionally, he/she should have successfully completed:

a)         The CA Sri Lanka examinations,
b)         The CA Sri Lanka practical experience requirements,
c)         any other requirement as may be prescribed by CA Sri Lanka from time to time and

3.         Be a member of good standing and not currently subject to any disciplinary sanctions or investigations and have not been subject to any disciplinary sanctions in the past five years, AND
4.         Complete and pass the CPA online tests in Irish Taxation, Irish Law and Strategy.

5.         CPA Ireland is not obliged to admit as its Member any Member of CA Sri Lanka who:
a)         is a Member of CA Sri Lanka by virtue of an MRA or any other mutual recognition arrangement with another professional body; 
b)         is the subject of a current investigation into his or her professional conduct; 
c)         has been subject to any disciplinary sanctions within the five (5) years prior to their application. CPA Ireland will assess the  membership application of any Member of CA Sri Lanka not covered by clauses 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 on a case-by-case basis. CA Sri Lanka acknowledges that CPA Ireland may require such Members to undertake any additional education, examinations, CPD/CPE courses or practical work experience that it thinks necessary to ensure that the applicant has the appropriate standards of competence to carry the CPA designation.

You can join CPA in 4 steps:
1. Email PDF copies of all relevant documentation below to
  • CA Sri Lanka Letter of Goodstanding
  • 2 Professional written letters of reference
  • ID (Passport or Driving Licence)
  • CA Sri Lanka India Membership Certificate
2. Complete and pass three online courses (available at €125 each) Once you have completed steps 1 and 2 above, you can then complete steps 3 and 4.

3. Complete the Online MRA Application form

4. Pay the Administration Fee of €200 

If you require further information, please contact