There are various routes to entry to the CPA qualification and you do not need a business related degree to follow a career in accountancy.
Holders of recognised qualifications (post grad, honours degree, ordinary degree, certificate, accounting technician etc.) may be entitled to various exemptions from the CPA exams.
The CPA programme comprises 15 examinations, made up of a formation level and a professional level, and a fully integrated practical experience requirement. Your entry point into CPA Program will be determined by an individual assessment of your prior education and experience.
All exemptions are granted on a subject-by-subject basis to students. A pass mark of 50% must be achieved in the relevant subjects to be eligible for exemptions. A summary of exemptions may be found by clicking the relevant colleges below.
Route to Entry for Leaving Certificate Students
For more information click here.
For a summary of exemptions awarded to those holding Accounting Technician qualifications click here.