FAQs: Admissions

 Have a question? Please see the list of questions below and if you can't find the answer you're looking for you can contact usand we'll try our best to help you.

  1. I received an invoice which includes fees for previous years, can you please explain how my fees have been calculated?

    I received an invoice which includes fees for previous years, can you please explain how my fees have been calculated? Admission to membership fees are set by Council and backdated to student’s eligibility date to make the application. Your eligibility date is the later of the training contract expiry date and the FAE pass date.

  2. What period do my fees cover?

    Your invoiced admission fees will run you up until 31st December 2018. Going forward as a new member, you should expect to receive an invoice every January in respect of annual subscriptions. The rate of subscription from year to year may vary and is set by Council at their final annual meeting each December for the following year.

  3. Why I can’t access my CA Diary / my mentor has left the company / any other CA Diary queries?

    For Help & Guidance on completing your CA Diary, please see CA Diary page.
    For all other CA Diary queries, please contact our training support unit (see Support & Services page).

  4. The application form has a section that mentions an IT and Company law module, I don’t recall sitting these exams?

    Please disregard this section (leave it blank) if you have completed the new FAE syllabus (from 2011 onwards) as the modules have been incorporated into your FAE course.

  5. I thought I had a year to apply under the time bar rule, is this not the case?

    Under the time bar rule students have 12 months from the eligibility date to make the application. Please note however, your admission fees are back dated to your eligibility date so if you hold off on applying until next year you will be liable for back subscriptions.

  6. When will I become a member?

    Applications received up to and including 7 March will be presented for approval by the Oversight Board on 12 March, applications received up to and including 11 April will be approved by the Oversight Board 17 April (providing there are no queries on your application). The approval date will become your ACA commencement date.

  7. Confirmation of membership approval will be sent by email in the 5 - 8 working days following the Oversight Board meeting.

  1. When is the next graduation ceremony?


The 2018 spring autumn admission ceremonies will take place in Dublin and Belfast and Cork in April 2018. Our conferring ceremonies mark a significant milestone in your career and allow you to celebrate your achievement with family, colleagues and classmates.

  1. What is the closing date for applications?

The next closing dates for receipt of applications to our office are 7 March and 11 April. You must submit your application by 7 March if you wish to attend the spring 2018 admissions ceremony.

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