How to apply

Before you begin

Steps to follow


Create an account

Create an account on the Chartered Accountants Ireland website. You can do so by providing some basic details about yourself on the login page.


Apply for exemptions

Establish your entry point on the programme by applying online for exemptions/eligibility. The free exemptions application process will confirm your exemptions and even if you are not expecting any exemptions, you can apply for eligibility to start the programme. If you would like to check if your course qualifies for exemptions please use our exemptions guide.

Submit your application

Whether you are eligible for exemptions or not, you will need to submit your application from the exemptions and eligibility page. 


Scan & post your application

During the COVID-19 pandemic if you are not sending transcripts via Digitary CORE / UCD or there is no additional information beside your college on our exemptions guide, please ensure you scan your original education documents to us at along with your signed declaration form from the online application above. Please then post all original documents to Admissions Unit, Chartered Accountants Ireland, 47 Pearse St, Dublin 2 to ensure a timely assessment of your application. For further details on Digitary CORE or how to send your application, please carefully read our exemptions guide page.

Once your documents have been received and verified your application will be assessed by Institute staff. You can keep track of progress via your student account.

As soon as your eligibility and exemptions have been clarified you will receive notice via email of the decision with further instructions on how to enrol on the course.

Have a query?

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us (9-5 Mon-Fri).

Admissions Unit

Chartered Accountants Ireland
Chartered Accountants House
47-49 Pearse Street
Dublin 2

T: (ROI) 1890 01 01 01 / (NI) 0044 28 1234 1234

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