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Levels and requirements for CIPFA membership:
The fastest route to become a CIPFA member is to successfully complete the CIPFA Professional Qualification and Practical Experience Portfolio (PEP). There are various entry routes and requirements.
Successful students are invited to apply for membership. Once approved, members have the status Chartered Public Finance Accountant and can use the designatory letters CPFA for as long as they remain members.
Designatory letters and requirements of CIPFA member types
Completion of CIPFA Professional Certificate stage
Minimum 50 days of PEP evidence
Continuing membership subscription
Completion of CIPFA Professional Diploma stage
Minimum 150 days of PEP evidence
Completion of the full CIPFA Professional Qualification
Full PEP submission
*Please note: affiliate and associate members are not eligible to vote.
Successful completers of the Certificate in Charity Finance and Accounting can apply for affiliate membership if they submit 50 days of PEP evidence and are continuing their membership subscription. On approval, they can use the desinatory letters CIPFA (Affil).
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CIPFA, registered with the Charity Commissioners of England and Wales No. 231060 and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator No.SCO37963. CIPFA Business Limited, the trading arm of CIPFA that provides a range of services to public sector clients, registered in England and Wales no.2376684. Registered Office 77 Mansell Street, London E1 8AN