Mature Students/Career Changers

Flexible study options combined with the support offered by CPA makes CPA a popular choice for mature students and those considering a career change

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A mature student is someone who is 23 years old with no prior qualifications & can start from the Foundation Stage

Previous Qualifications?

You may be entitled to exemptions and follow the graduate path.

No Previous Qualifications?

If you are below the age of 23, you must check if you meet the minimum Leaving Cert requirements through the School Leavers path.


If you have a third level qualification that is less than 10 years old you may be entitled to some exemptions from some of the CPA exams

School Leaver

If you are below the age of 23 and have no prior qualifications, check the School Leaver's requirements

CPA Qualification

The CPA Professional Accountancy Qualification is comprised of 3 exam levels & 3 years training.

Exam Stages

The CPA Qualification will consist of the 3 exam levels, Foundation, Professional & Strategic with 14 exams in total.


CPA Ireland students are required to do a minimum of 3 years of training. This training can be completed in practice and or industry.


This section provides you with information on fees associated with studying.

Key Dates

This section provides you with relevant dates including registration deadlines and examination sittings.

Online Study

You can study by online eLearning

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Click through to start your registration to become a CPA student.

CPA Ireland Student Finance Loan

CPA Ireland Students can avail of a Student Finance Loan with Capital Credit Union

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Flexibility was crucial for me. You can access the online lectures at any time or any place. You don't have to worry about travelling to a class. I have a young family, so this was a perfect option for me.

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Student Brochure

A full overview of the CPA Ireland Qualification

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