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.

What’s involved?

Accounting Technicians who completed their exams from 2009 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 of ten years from completion. The remaining CAP 1 subjects, Management Accounting and Finance, will be taken in your first year, build on the Accounting Technicians Ireland curriculum.

There is no charge to confirm and register these exemptions. You can start the exemptions application process here

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. 

Option 2: If you are a second year ATI student, or you have completed the ATI exams within the last ten years, 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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