Key dates

Find all the key dates in the student calendar to book your exams, apply for exemptions, enrol on courses and all other student events.

For September 2017 / December 2017


Register as a student

If you are a new student, you will need to register as a student before you are able to book exams.

  • When: register by 30 September 2017 (for December 2017 exams)
  • Where: head to our Qualification page to Register as a student


Apply for exemptions

If you think you are eligible for exemptions first check the exemption matrix. Then send your documents to studentsupport@cipfa.org for verification. Once approved we will send you instructions how to apply and pay for your exemptions.

*Exemption applications can take up to four weeks for approval – apply for them early!*

  • When: before exams
  • Where: head to our Exemptions page


Enrol on a course

Enrol on face-to-face courses with CETC or Live Online courses with Kaplan Financial (these include access to learning materials).

  • When: Enrolments for Autumn courses open in July 2017
  • Where: Purchase courses from our CETC page


Book your exams

Exams are booked separately from tuition.

  • Apply for special arrangements if you require special arrangements e.g. additional time, during exams.
  • Apply for special considerations if something happens immediately prior to your exams or on the day of the exam itself. (Approved applications are sent to the CIPFA Examination Panel).

Note: strategic exams are only available for June and December sittings.

  • When: (see below)


 Exam sitting:  Booking dates:
 June 2017  From 01 February - 21 April 2017
 September 2017   From 14 - 31 July 2017
 December 2017  From 08 August - 20 October 2017

  • Where: Book exams from our Exams page
Note: late fees are charged for bookings after the booking deadline. View our Exams page for charges.


Strategic Case Study advance material

To help students prepare for the exam the case study will be provided as advance material. The role of the candidate will be specified in the advance material and the detailed tasks will be specified at the start of the exam, together with further information about the scenario.

For December 2017 exams:

  • When: 7 November 2017
  • Where: SCS on our Exams page


Candidate admission emails

Details of your purchased exam and further information on making final arrangements.

  • When: (see below)
 Exam sitting:  Dates:
 June 2017  22 May 2017
 September 2017   21 August 2017
 December 2017   20 November 2017

  • Where: an email will be sent to you. Keep your details up to date from your 'MyCIPFA' account


Exam dates

  • When: published six months in advance
  • Where: head to our Exams page


Exam results

A list of successful candidates are published on our website (for June and December sittings only). If you do not want your name to be published, please email Student Support.

  • When: (see below)
 Exam sitting:  Dates:
 June 2017  14 July 2017
 September 2017   13 October 2017
 December 2017  12 January 2018

  • Where: an email will be sent to you via email or from your MyCIPFA account


PEP submission

Once you have completed all your exams, submit your Practical Experience Portfolio and apply for membership.

  • When: Any time
  • Where: head to our PEP page