I'm an ATI member or student

Every year, many Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) members and students decide to continue their studies in order to advance their careers, and their number one choice is Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Chartered Accountants Ireland and Accounting Technicians Ireland are partner organisations, meaning we recognise the skills gained while studying to become an Accounting Technician, and offer a unique route to our programme with ATI graduates in mind.


Why enrol with us?


Average salary package for newly qualified accountant in all sectors
*Leinster society salary survey 2019

No.1 in Ireland

Qualification respected and recognised by employers and recruiters

87% pass rate 

Pass rate for FAE in 2019, well above average of other accountancy bodies
*Annual Report 2019

Training options

Entry Routes

Training route: Training Contract

The Training Contract route is a structured programme that combines working and training. Traditionally employers will hire recent college or university graduates. The contract typically lasts 3.5 years. During the period of the contract the Chartered exams are taken and the relevant work experience is acquired in order to qualify.

What's involved?

Accounting Technicians who completed their exams from 2014 onwards should be in line for exemptions from 3 out of 5 of our first year "CAP 1" papers: Financial Accounting, Taxation and Law for Accountants.

Exemptions are subject to a time limit from the date of completion of ATI. The remaining CAP 1 subjects, Management Accounting and Finance, which will be taken in your first year, build on the Accounting Technicians Ireland curriculum.

There is no charge to confirm and register these exemptions.

What are my options?

Option 1: If you are a current Accounting Technicians student, you can start Chartered Accountancy after your first or second year ATI examinations. To progress after Year 1, you must gain a Merit grade in the Accounting Technicians exams to go directly into Chartered Accountants Ireland’s to continue your studies. If you do this, you will sit all five modules in CAP 1. 

Students must also pass 6 subjects in their Leaving Certificate in one sitting only, students must achieve at least H6 or O5 in both English and Mathematics, and students must secure at least 356 points from any combination of six subjects in one sitting.


3 GCE Advanced Level subjects at a minimum of Grade C plus English and Mathematics at GCSE level Grade B or better.

Option 2: If you are a second year ATI student, or you have completed the ATI exams, you can apply for exemptions and start your Chartered studies without having to complete any of the ATI experience requirements. Your ATI exam success is all you need to progress to Chartered.

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