Applying for a Practising Cert

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

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.

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

Should you require any further information please contact the Professional Standards department at 01-4251042 or contact

Practising Certificate

Practising Certificate

Do I Qualify for a Practising Certificate?

See the Requirements
Auditing Certificate

Auditing Certificate

Do I Qualify for an Auditing Certificate?

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

Public Practice - A Definition

Here you can download a definition of Public Practice.

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