Competence Requirements

Applicants are required to document their competencies in at least two of the six training areas as well as the professional values, ethics and attitudes required of a professional accountant. These are documented by completion of the Competence Record and Behavioural Attributes on your MyCPA profile. The areas of in-depth competence documented in the Competence Record must be based on the areas in which the student has completed the required advanced training as submitted and approved on the student's Training Records. 

It is essential that you read the User Guide outlining how to use the online Competence Record and Behavioural Attributes section.

Please see our Guide to Competence Records here, explaining the content for your Competence Record. This document also includes an example of a completed Competence Record on the last page.

This document also provides further information and guidance on how to complete your Competence Records and Behavioural Attributes.

If you have any questions in relation to the completing your Competence Record and Behavioural Attributes, please contact Réidín Ní Aonghusa at or 01 425 1022.