1 FAE CORE COMPREHENSIVE TUESDAY     22  Aug.   10am - 2.30pm
2 FAE CORE SIMULATIONS WEDNESDAY 23  Aug.   10am - 2.30pm
3 AUDITING & ASSURANCE FRIDAY 25  Aug.   10am - 2.30pm
  ADVANCED PERFORMANCE MGT.       10am - 2.30pm
  TAXATION (ROI) & (NI)         10am - 2.30pm

Exam Publication date:  27 October 2017.


(1) Candidates are required to choose one of three Elective papers on offer.

(2) In the Elective paper, Taxation, candidates may choose to sit either the NI or the ROI version of the paper.


Education Leave

The Institute recommends that training firms provide time off to their students to present for examination. The recommended education leave is intended to accommodate attendance on education courses, eg. block release, and also private study.

The following recommendations are made in relation to education leave for those preparing as first attempt candidates for the following examination:

Final Admitting Examination - 7 weeks *

* Recommended education leave is exclusive of time required to sit the examinations. Additional time off for sitting examinations is also recommended.


Extenuating or medical circumstances 

 If there are medical or other extenuating circumstances which you wish to have considered by the FAE Board at adjudication please complete and return this form together with original supporting evidence.


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Relevant Downloads


Examination and Appeals Regulations (2016/2017) 

Examination and Appeals Regulations (2015/2016) 

FAE Elective - Which to Choose

FAE Change of Elective Enrolment Form 


Exams from 1 February - 31 October 2017


FAE Competency Statement 2016/17

Summary of changes to FAE Competency Statement

FAE Marking and Adjudication Parameters



Exams from 1 November 2015 - 31 January 2017 (current year version)


FAE Competency Statement 2015/2016  (updated 23.10.15)

Summary of Changes to FAE Competency Statement 23.10.15

Addendum to Competency Statement 2015/2016

FAE Re-sit Decision Grid

FAE Marking and Adjudication Parameters