Entry routes

Fully qualified accountants

For members of ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS or ICAI, becoming CIPFA qualified is simple: you will need to sit just two papers in our fast track route.

AAT

Many AAT graduates study for the Professional Qualification and find it supports their career development. Full details including exemptions, case studies and special offers, are available on the AAT entry route page.

Graduates

All graduates are welcome to study for the Professional Qualification. Those with a relevant finance or accountancy-related degree will be granted exemptions.


Part qualified accountants

If you are studying with another accountancy body we can help you switch to CIPFA. See which exemptions you may be eligible for or contact us to find out more.

Chartered internal auditors

Fully qualified members of the IIA are eligible for a fast track route to becoming CIPFA qualified, sitting just three papers. Learn more about our CMIIA entry route.

Senior professionals

Senior finance professionals who do not currently hold a professional accountancy qualification can take advantage of the accelerated route to the Professional Qualification.