The IIPA Exam System

IIPA Exam System

Entry Routes

The most common entry route into the IIPA Professional Programme is to first obtain an Accounting Technician qualification.

Also potential students may have obtained the Certified Accounting Technician qualification.

Contact us to find out what exemptions are available to you and just how quickly you can become a Professional Accountant.

The IIPA offer you maximum credit for study already undertaken

Our system involves providing “like-for-like” exemptions between the subjects you have completed and the modules in our Professional Accounting Qualification.

Business and Accounting graduates may also be entitled to significant exemptions from modules in our Professional Accounting programme.

Part Qualified students may also be entitled to substantial exemptions from modules in our Professional Accounting Programme.

If you have been studying with another Professional Accounting Body and have been considering a change, the IIPA might be just what you are looking for.

We can provide you with maximum credit for awards you have already received, even if you have not quite reached the final stage, so all your hard work to date is not in vain.

In addition, the IIPA does not place a restriction on the number of times a student may present at an exam. We understand the work life balance.

How to apply for exemptions

You may apply for exemptions when you submit your student application form to the Institute.

Simply mark on the application form, what exemptions you would like to apply for and our Admissions Committee will review your application and inform you of your entitlement as soon as practicable.

Exemption fees are subject to an upper limit of €150 per student registration application. This means that irrespective of the number of modules from which you are seeking an exemption, the maximum fee for exemptions is €150. Please note however, that applications for additional exemptions following the acceptance of your application for registration may attract additional fees.

You must provide documentary evidence of having successfully completed the subject for which you wish to apply for an exemption; this may for example include a copy of transcripts.

Study Materials

Students are provided with a suite of study materials which are available online.

Study materials include the IIPA syllabus, examination materials and examination techniques.

Register as an IIPA student.

Examination Location

The Institute’s examinations are currently offered in two locations:

  • Naas, Co Kildare
  • Mallow, Co Cork

Examination Fees

The fee applicable to sit each subject of the IIPA professional programme is €35 per paper.

A late application fee of €75 per subject will apply after the closing date for submission of examination entry form passes.

Please note; All student fees (including examination entry fees) must be paid in full in order to present for any examination sitting.

Examination Entry Forms

The Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants offers its students two opportunities to present for examinations each year, in May and August.

Examination entry forms are available here.

Please note; Students must submit their examination entry forms before the deadline date; otherwise a late application fee will apply.

Examinations Code of Conduct

The Institute administers a strict code of conduct in relation to each examination sitting.

Examinations Grade re-check application

Fee attached to this application is €75 per subject.

This application must be made within one month of the examinations results being posted to the learner.

Please find link to Grade re-check Application form here.

Examination Appeal Application

The time frame for a request for appeal to grade recheck is within 14 days following formal notification of the outcome of a Grade re-check.

Fee attached to this application is €75 per subject.

Please find link to Exam Appeal Application form here.