Register as a student

New to CIPFA?

Please ensure you meet the entry requirements and entry route conditions necessary to study with us.

Please also ensure that you are aware of the relevant Student Regulations and Policies prior to registration. These can be found here

Please be aware that you will be subject to membership and registration fees. Payment can be by card, via invoice, or invoice to your employer. Fees are set at the following rates:

  • Membership fee: £184.25
  • Registration fee: £60.50

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Returning student?

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

Fully qualified CCAB and CIMA accountant?

Please submit a copy of your certificate, confirming full CCAB membership, to We will contact you about next steps. Find out more about fast track to CIPFA membership, visit our information page for qualified accountants.

Qualified AAT member?

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. See a full list of pre-approved exemptions. 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.