CIPFA exemptions are offered based on previous qualifications of similar level.

Exemptions are granted on a paper by paper basis. All exemption information listed is indicative, based on the modules usually studied as part of the degree in question. All exemption applications must be accompanied by full transcripts. No exemptions are guaranteed until CIPFA have reviewed transcripts to ensure sufficient syllabus coverage.

An exemption will not be awarded if you have previously attempted an examination for a subject and have not been successful. Academic qualifications will not be considered if they were obtained more than 10 years ago. There is no time limit on professional qualifications achieved, provided membership of the awarding body is still current. By applying for and accepting an exemption you are accepting responsibility that you may be examined on exempt topics in subsequent stages of the Professional Qualification. We strongly recommend that you take time to review the Professional Qualification syllabus and learning materials for any approved exemptions.

 

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Aberystwyth University


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BSCEC Accounting and FinanceXXXX
BSCEC Business FinanceXXXXX

Anglia Ruskin University


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

Aston University


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BA Accounting for ManagementXXXXX

University of Bath


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

University of Brighton


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

University of Birmingham


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

University of Bristol


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXX
BSc PoliticsX

Brunel University


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BSc Business and Management (accounting pathway)XXXXXX

University of Buckingham


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BSc Accounting and Financial ManagementXXXXX

Cardiff University


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BSc AccountingXXXXXX

University of Central Lancashire


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BA Hons AccountingXXXXXX

Coventry University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA AccountancyXXXXXX

De Montfort University


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BA Accountancy and Business ManagementXXXXXX
BA Hons Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Dundee


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BAcc AccountancyXXXXXX

Durham University


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BA Hons in Accounting and FinanceXXXX

University of Exeter


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX
BA Business and AccountingXXXXXXX

University of Glasgow


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Accounting and StatisticsXXXXXX
BA AccountancyXXXXXX
BAcc Accountancy and FinanceXXXXXX
Finance and MathematicsXXXXXX

Glasgow Caledonian University


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BA AccountancyXXXXXX

University of Greenwich


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX
BA Accounting and Financial Information SystemsXXXX

Heriot-Watt University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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MA Accountancy and FinanceXXXXXXX

University of Hertfordshire


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BA AccountingXXXXX
BA Accounting and FinanceXXXX
Corporate Governance (optional)X
Financial Management (optional)X
MSc Accounting and Financial ManagementXXX
Practice of Auditing and Corporate Governance (optional)X

University of Hull


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BSc AccountingXXXXXXX

Kingston University London


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Hons Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

Lancaster University


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXX

University of Leeds


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

Leeds Metropolitan University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

Liverpool John Moores University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accountancy and FinanceXXXXXX

London South Bank University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

London School of Economics


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

University of Manchester


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc AccountingXXXXXXX

Edinburgh Napier University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA AccountingXXXXXX

Newcastle University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX
Finance Accounting and Business Graduate DiplomaXXXXX

Northumbria University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA AccountingXXXXXX

University of Nottingham


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting Finance and ManagementXXXX

Nottingham Trent University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Portsmouth


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accountancy StudiesXXXXXX

Queens University Belfast


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc AccountingXXXXXX

University of Reading


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Robert Gordon University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Sheffield


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and Financial ManagementXXXXX

Sheffield Hallam University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

University of Southampton


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXX

Staffordshire University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXX

University of Stirling


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX
BA Hons AccountancyXXXXX
BAcc AccountancyXXXXX

University of Strathclyde


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA AccountingXXXXXX

Swansea University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Ulster


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc AccountingXXXXXX

University of Kent


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXX

University of Liverpool


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BA Accounting with year in industryXXXXXXX

University of Surrey


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

University of West Scotland


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BAcc AccountingXXXXXX

University of Westminster


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting with ManagementXXXXXX

University of Warwick


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of West of England


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Wolverhampton


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of York


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting Business Finance and ManagementXXXXX

QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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NVQ Level 4XXX
NVQ Level 4 incl External AuditXXXX

QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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AccountingX
Audit and AssuranceX
Business StrategyX
Financial Accounting Financial ReportingX
Financial ManagementX
LawX
Management InformationX
Tax ComplianceX

QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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CATXX
F2 Management AccountingX
F3 Financial AccountingX
F4 Corporate and Business LawX
F6 Taxation UK StreamX
F7 Financial ReportingX
F8 Audit and AssuranceX
F9 Financial ManagementX
P3 Business AnalysisX

CIMA 2005 syllabus


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P1 and P2X
P1 and P2 and P3X
P1 and P3 and P4 and P5X
P7X
P7 and P8X

CIMA 2010 syllabus


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F1X
F2X
P1 and P2X
P1 and P3 and E1 and E3X
P2 and P3X

QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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TC Business ManagementX
TC Finance and TPCS Advanced FinanceX
TC Financial AccountingX
TC Principles of Auditing and ReportingX
TPS Financial ReportingX
TPS TaxationX

QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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IATIXX

Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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Stage 3XX
Stage 4XXX
Stage 5XXXX
Stage 6XXXXX

Institute of Chartered Secetaries and Administrators


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ICSAXXX

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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MIIAXXXXXXXX
PIIAXXX

International Assocation of Bookkeepers


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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Level 3 Certificate in Cost and Management AccountingX
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and Advanced Book KeepingXX

Institute of Public Administration


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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Bachelor of Business Studies Hons AccountingXXXXXXXX
Certificate or Diploma in FinanceXXXXXX

University of Edinburgh


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LLB Law and AccountancyXXXX
MA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX
MA Business and AccountingXXXXXX
MA Economics and AccountingXXXXX

Bangor University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX
BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Birkbeck University of London


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXX

Birmingham City University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA AccountancyXXXX
BA Hons Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Bournemouth University


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BA Hons Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXX

Cardiff Metropolitan University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA AccountingXXXXXXX

City University London


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXXXX
BSc Banking and International FinanceXXXXX
BSc Business StudiesXXXXXX
BSc Economics with AccountingXXX
BSc Investment and Financial Risk ManagementXXXX
BSc ManagementXXXXXX

Edge Hill University


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BSc AccountancyXXXXXX

Abertay University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Hons Accounting with FinanceXXXXX

University of Bradford


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Bradford UniversityXXXXXXX

University of Essex


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc AccountingXXX

University of Glamorgan


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Keele University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXX
Dual Honours with accounting and XXXXXX

Loughborough University


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BSc Accounting and Financial ManagementXXX

Manchester Metropolitan University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Middlesex University


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Wales Newport


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc AccountingXXXXX
BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

Oxford Brookes University


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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Salford


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of Sunderland


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

University of Sussex


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXX
N1516 Audit (optional)X

University of Aberdeen


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA AccountingXXX

University of Derby


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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of East Anglia


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of West London


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

Dublin City University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

Swansea Metropolitan University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Hons AccountingXXXXX

London Metropolitan University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

University of East London


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Accounting and FinanceXXXXX

Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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Full memberXXXXX

Huddersfield University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA AccountancyXXXXXXX
BA Accountancy and FinanceXXXXXXX
BA Accountancy with Financial ServicesXXXXXXX

Prince Sultan University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc AccountingXXXXXXX

Regents University London


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX

BPP Business School


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Professional AccountingXXXXXXX

Royal Holloway


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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AF1404 Business Law (optional)X
AF2404 Audit and Assurance (optional)X
BSc Accounting and FinanceXX

Bolton University


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BA Hons AccountancyXXXXXXX

University of Chester


QualificationsCertificateDiploma
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BSc Accounting and FinanceXXX
BU4008 Law and Ethics AND BU6005 Law for Managers (optional)X
BU4008 Law and Ethics AND BU6012 Auditing (optional)X
BU6006 Strategic Finance & Acc (optional) AND BU6303 International Financial Management (optional)X
BU6016 Taxation (optional)X

Canterbury Christ Church University


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Audit & Assurance (optional)X
BSc AccountingXXXXXX
BSc Accounting (combined)XXX
BSc Accounting and FinanceXXXXXX
BSc Accounting and ManagementXX
BSc FinanceX
BSc Finance (combined)X
Financial Reporting (optional)X
Taxation (optional)X

University of Worcester


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BA Hons Accounting
Graduates before 2016XXXXXX
Graduates before 2017XXXXXXX

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