A student who has not passed the Institute’s examinations within the permitted timeframe, or who has not passed a specific paper within the 4 attempts allowed, due to some unforeseen exceptional or extenuating circumstance(s), may apply to the Institute for a concessionary sitting. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
In limited circumstances a concession may be granted.
Where a concession is not granted by the Institute the student may appeal the decision to the Education and Training Committee.
How to Apply
If you wish to avail of the concessionary sitting process you must:
Apply on-line, via MyCPA
, to the Institute for a concession. Your application will:
- Describe the exceptional or extenuating circumstance(s)
- Describe how the circumstance(s) adversely affected your studies and / or examination(s) performance
- Separately submit to the Institute relevant third party back up providing evidence of the circumstances described,
- Confirm that the exceptional or extenuating circumstances referred to in your application are no longer a mitigating factor, and
- Include a non-refundable application fee of €100.
A concession will only be granted when the Institute is satisfied that:
- That some unforeseen exceptional or extenuating circumstance(s) has / have adversely affected your studies and / or examination(s) performance, and
- That the exceptional or extenuating circumstance(s) has/have passed or been resolved.
Applications for such concessionary sittings may only be made in the:
- Eight week period after the issuing of the results of the first (April) diet of examinations in a calendar year,
- Six week period after the issuing of the results of the second (August) diet of examinations in a calendar year, and
- Six week period commencing February 1st each year.
You should note that the examination entry deadlines of 1 March and 1 August, (unless separately advised), must also be adhered to for applications for the April and August examinations respectively.