Are you thinking of going into Practice?

Do you want to set up your own Practice?

Are you a practice cert holder who wants to refresh your knowledge?

The CPA Ireland Practice and Audit Orientation Online Certificates offer you the flexibility to complete the courses at a time and a location that suits you. The online courses offer a blended learning style of webinars, reading materials and activities to engage the user throughout.

All applicants for a CPA practicing certificate are required to have completed the Practice Orientation Online Certificate and to have successfully passed the associated assessment. Further inforation on going into practice can be found here.

Course Outlines

Those who wish to obtain a practising certificate with audit qualification must successfully complete both Practice and Audit Orientation Certificates.

Practice Orientation Certificate:
Cost: €260
CPD Credit: 8 hours

The Practice Orientation Online Certificate provides an overview of the regulatory framework that a practitioner operates within over the course of five modules:
  • The Regulatory Environment
  • Reporting Obligations
  • Key Ethical Requirement
  • Establishing and Managing a Practice
  • Managing Audit Exempt Clients
Those requiring audit qualification must also complete the Audit Orientation Online Certificate and pass the associated assessment.

Audit Orientation Certificate:
Cost: €220
CPD Credit: 6 hours

The Audit Orientation Online Certificate explores the audit process from the initial audit engagement and acceptance stage through planning and finally to the audit report. It consists of four modules over the course of 6 hours auditing CPD:
  • Audit Engagement & Audit Planning
  • Audit Execution
  • Audit Completion
  • Audit Reporting

Practice and Audit Orientation Certificate:
Cost: €325
CPD credit: 14 hours

You can book the full programme which includes both the Practice Online Certificate and the Audit Online Certificate. The total CPD hours accredited is 14 hours. Booking the full programme will result in a discount of 30% on the total of the combined courses!

Learn from the Experts:

Emer Kelly, CPA Ireland

Emer is the Quality Assurance Manager for CPA Ireland and has provided training on the Practice & Orientation Programme during her time with CPA.

Colm Divilly, Professional Education Seminars

Colm, F.C.A. is principal of Professional Education Seminars, a provider of educational and support services to the accountancy profession.

Interested in going into practice?

Find out more about applying for a Practicing Certificate

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