I am an international student

*Please note, all students of Chartered Accountants Ireland must be based on the island of Ireland and be able to attend lectures or classroom based revision. As well as this, you must be able to work on the island in order to gain your necessary work experience. All exams must also be taken here. The Institute cannot advise on visa arrangements, please visit INIS website for more information on immigration requirements.

To study with Chartered Accountants Ireland, you must be a resident in Ireland to attend classes and workshops. In order to qualify students must pass the relevant exams and complete the required work experience and must be eligible to work in Ireland.

The Institute cannot advise on visa arrangements, you can find out more information about entry to Ireland here.

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.

Training route: Flexible Route 

Our Flexible Route allows students to stay in their current job, study on their own terms and generate the relevant work experience now or further down the line. This route covers the same subjects, the same exams but critically, the education and experience elements do not have to run concurrently. Students don't have to be working in a relevant role when they begin their studies. This route is also a great stepping stone to help students find the career they've always wanted. 

International focus & Chartered Accountants Worldwide 

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  1. USA – The Irish Chartered Accountancy qualification is fully recognised by the  dominant accountancy body in the US (AICPA), one of the few finance and accountancy qualifications to have such valuable recognition.
  2. UK – 23% of members are based in UK or NI.
  3. Continental Europe – Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification has European recognition.
  4. Australia – 1,000 Irish Chartered Accountants work in Australia.
  5. New Zealand/Canada/Hong Kong/South Africa – Mutual Recognition Agreements.
  6. England, Wales and Scotland – Reciprocity Agreements.

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