Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Register as a student

CIPFA would like to welcome you to register as a student.

Fully qualified CCAB and CIMA accountant?

Please submit a copy of your certificate confirming full CCAB membership to The next steps in your registration process will be confirmed via email by Student Support. For more details of the fast track to CIPFA membership, visit our information page for qualified accountants.

Returning student?

If you are returning to study after cancelling your membership, you should contact to arrange re-registration.

New to CIPFA?

Please visit our entry requirements and entry route pages to ensure you meet the requirements to study with CIPFA. 

You can apply to become a Registered Student of CIPFA by clicking the button below. Please be aware that you will be subject to membership and registration fees. Fees are set at the following rates:

Membership fee: £166.50

Registration fee: £54.75

Students have the choice to pay by card, receive an invoice, or invoice this payment to your employer.

Qualified AAT members are eligible for free exemptions. Please ensure that you have sent in your AAT certificates and/or transcripts to to receive your free exemptions and reduced Practical Experience Portfolio requirement.

Exemptions are also available based on previous professional or academic study. All pre-approved exemptions are listed on our exemptions information page. If your qualification is not listed but you feel it would entitle you to an exemption, please send full details of your qualification (including syllabus coverage) to for consideration. Once your exemption application has been accepted, you will receive confirmation from Student Support and instructions for purchasing your exemptions.

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