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Chartered Accountants are Ireland’s leading business professionals, providing essential strategic guidance, expertise and consulting across a vast array of business activities and sectors.

Routes to Becoming a Chartered Accountant

Entry Routes to Chartered Accountancy



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Chartered Practice Route

Chartered Practice Route

The Chartered Practice route is a structured, supportive training model that’s the most popular route to the Chartered qualification. Most people who enter this route do so via a Training Contract with an accountancy practice.

Chartered Business Route

Chartered Business Route

Chartered Business Route is for people already in the workplace, experienced professionals, college students and those out of work for a time – with or without a training contract.


ATI Graduates Route

ATI Graduates Route

Each year, a significant number of Accounting Technicians Ireland graduates decide to continue their career progression by studying with Chartered Accountants Ireland.


School Leavers Route

School Leavers Route

For students qualified to Leaving Cert or GCSE level, there are several options to becoming a Chartered Accountant directly out of school.


Professional Courses (Non Chartered Accountancy Qualification Training

Life Long Learning and Continuous Professional Development Courses

Specialist Qualifications and CPD

For qualified Chartered Accountants and other business professionals, the Institute offers a range of best-in-class Specialist Qualifications (LLL, Life Long learning Department) and one of the largest CPD (Continuing Professional Development) offerings on the island.

leading with integrity book coverRecommended Reading
Leading with Integrity: A Practical Guide to Business Ethics
by Ros O'Shea
This book equips business leaders and managers with the understanding and tools to set the right ‘tone at the top’, embedding a culture of integrity and compliance with ethical and organisational values.

Chartered Accountants House

Chartered Accountatns HouseChartered Accountants House, home of Chartered Accountants Ireland, is Dublin's newest and best equipped conferencing centre for business. Our facilities are now open and we invite you to visit.


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