Check our exemptions guide to see if your course qualifies for exemptions

You can use the table below to check your exemptions from accredited courses in Irish and international third level institutions. Click on the course name for more details on the exemptions offered and the requirements for gaining them.
If your course/college is not listed, please contact the student queries team for more information.

The following is the current list of approved, accredited degree programmes

College/university Degree programme


Accounting Technicians Ireland 

Athlone Institute of Technology

Carlow Institute of Technology

Cork Institute of Technology

Dublin Business School

Dublin City University

Dundalk Intitute of Technology

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Griffith College Dublin

Institute of Public Administration

Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Limerick Institute of Technology

LIT Tipperary   

National College of Ireland

NUI Galway

Maynooth University

Queens University Belfast

Institute of Technology Sligo

Institute of Technology Tralee

 Technological University Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

University College Dublin

University College Cork

University of Dundee

University of Limerick

University of Ulster

Waterford Institute of Technology

Other degree programmes

(non-accredited degree programmes)

The awarding of exemptions isn't restricted to accredited degrees only - other programmes from recognised third level education providers can give students exemptions. Usually these programmes will give partial CAP 1 exemptions, but there are often exceptions.

If you have completed a non-accredited degree, the application process is the same as with accredited; we'll just need a little more information from you. As well as your transcripts of results for each year of study, you'll need to send in your course module descriptors and examples of exam papers. We accept applications from programmes overseas, and all documents sent to us must be translated into English by a certified service. Please note, applicants for our programe must reside on the island of Ireland.

Post graduate programmes

We have also accredited a number of post-graduate masters programmes for exemptions from our CAP 1 and CAP 2 exams. Please click the button below for more details.

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