Applying for a Practising Cert

Establishing a practice can provide a rewarding career, allowing you to run a business while having the opportunity to guide Irish businesses as they grow.

Do I need a Practising Certificate?

If you are in public practice, you will need to hold a Practising Certificate. This ensures that CPA members offering services to the public do so to a high standard and are regulated appropriately for the provision of such services.

Watch a webinar that explores the eligibilty criteria for a CPA Practising Certificate.

Members who wish to engage in statutory audit work must apply for a practising certificate with audit qualification. Additional requirements apply to such applicants which are detailed below.

If you have previously held a Practising Certificate with CPA Ireland and wish to re-apply, please complete a Practising Certificate re-application form, which can be downloaded from the Applications Forms section below. The information required to support such an application will depend on the length of time that you have been away from practice. These details are outlined on the relevant application form below.

Members of other Recognised Accountancy Bodies may apply for a CPA practising certificate upon successful admission to CPA membership and upon meeting the eligibility criteria.

Should you require any further information please contact the Professional Standards Department at 01-4251023 or contact .

Practising Certificate

Practising Certificate

Do I Qualify for a Practising Certificate?

See the Requirements
Auditing Certificate

Auditing Certificate

Am I eligible for statutory auditor status?

See the Requirements

How Do I Apply for a Practising Certificate?

There are a number of required documents to provide when making a Practising Certificate application.

Required Documents

Application Forms

Below you will find links to our application forms as well as a definition of Public Practice

Investment Business Authorisation

Here you can download an Investment Business Authorisation application form.

Application Form

Waiver of Bye Law 13 Application Form

Here you can download the Waiver of Bye Law 13 Application Form.

Application Form

Public Practice - A Definition

Here you can download a definition of Public Practice.

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