If you are a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) there are various entry routes to becoming dual qualified with CIPFA.
CIPFA membership gives you access to the global CIPFA network of public finance experts and adds real direction to your career. By adding a CIPFA designation to your ICAEW qualification you immediately improve your career prospects and professional standing within public finance.
Part-qualified with ICAEW
If you have taken some ICAS exams but are looking to switch to CIPFA you will be entitled to some exemptions.
Eligibility for CIPFA membership
As a member of ICAEW you will be entitled to exemptions, the amount depends on your relevant professional experience in the public sector.
Five or more years post-qualification public sector experience
Full exemptions from all 12 modules, leaving no exams to become a Chartered Public Finance Accountant (CPFA).
Fewer than five years post-qualification public sector experience
Take our six-month fast-track route to become a fully qualified Chartered Public Finance Accountant (CPFA).
Alternatively, ICAEW members with less than five years post-qualification public sector experience may be eligible to apply for CIPFA Affiliate membership (CIPFA Affil).