International Students

Students residing outside of Ireland: information to know before studying

4 Exams Stages

There are 4 exam stages with 15 exams in total and 3 years training you must complete to become a CPA member.

Exam Centers & Educators



CPA students must sit exams in an approved exam centre in either Ireland, Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe.

Examination Guidelines


CPA students can study by online study anywhere or part time study depending on their location.

Research Educators

Your Options

International Relationships

CPA have Mutual Recognition Agreements with other international bodies, members of those bodies can apply for direct membership to CPA.

Check Exemptions

If you have a previous qualification you may be entitled to exemptions.