Accredited Degree Programmes
Students embarking on a career with Chartered Accountants Ireland must firstly clear their eligibility/exemption position. Eligibility/Exemption Application Forms are published each year and students can apply for exemptions anytime from 1 April to end of July. Chartered Accountants Ireland has exemption arrangements in place with the majority of third level institutions who run accounting /business programmes. These are listed in the table below.  

Other Degree Programmes
The listed third level degree programmes are the principal feeder programmes for this institute and have been formally accredited for exemptions.  If you are studying at a university or for a programme not listed here you may be entitled to claim exemption(s) depending on your degree (2.2 honours or better) and the modules passed. To make an application please provide the following details with your Eligibility/Exemption Application Forms ; Transcripts of Results for each year of study; Module descriptors for each relevant module; Sample examination papers.  

With the exception of students who are awaiting results of repeat sittings of undergraduate programmes or external students, all students must apply for exemptions prior to enrolling on a course. 

Post Graduate Programmes
We have also accredited a number of Post Graduate Programmes for exemption from our CA Proficiency 1 and CA Proficiency 2 programmes.  Details of these recognised programmes are available here

CAP2 Exemption Application Form
The CAP 2 Exemption Application can be found here.   

Programme Accreditation Exemptions Overview 
Details of the exemptions accredition process for third level instititions is available here  

Exemptions are subject to a time limit of ten years from undergraduate qualification. 

If you have any queries on the application process please contact studentqueries@charteredaccountants.ie or 00 353 (1) 523 3929.  



Degree Programme

Accounting Technicans Ireland 

Second Year Examination  

Athlone Institute of Technology

BA in Accounting

Blanchardstown Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance

Carlow Institute of Technology

BA Accounting

Cork Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Business Studies (from 2012)

Bachelor of Business Studies

Dublin Business School

BA Accounting & Finance(HETAC)

Dublin City University

BA Finance & Accounting

Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance)

Professional Diploma in Accounting

Dublin Institute of Technology - Aungier Street

BSc Accounting & Finance

BSc Business & Management

Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting

Dundalk Intitute of Technology

BA Accounting & Finance

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Business (Honours) Accounting (Castlebar)

BA Accounting & Finance (Castlebar)

Bachelor of Business (Honours) Accounting (Galway)

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting

Institute of Public Administration

Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting)

Letterkenny IT

Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting)

Limerick IT

Bachelor of Business Studies in Accounting & Finance

Bachelor of Business Studies in Law & Tax

LIT (Tipperary)    

BA Accounting & Finance

Maynooth University

BA Finance

BA Finance & Accounting

BBS Business & Accounting

HDip in Professional Accounting

National College of Ireland

BA Accounting & Human Resource Management

BA (Hons) Accounting

NUI Galway

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)(from 2011)

Bachelor of Commerce (part-time)

Queens University Belfast

BSc in Accounting

BSc in Accounting & Information Systems (final cohort 2011)

LLB Law and Accounting (final cohort 2011)

BSc in Economics & Accounting

BSc Language & Accounting

Sligo IT

BBS (Accounting)

BA (Hons) Accounting

Tallaght IT

Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting) 

Tralee Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting) 

Trinity College Dublin

Bachelor of Business Studies

Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting 

University College Dublin

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies

University College Cork

BSc Accounting

BSc Accounting (4 Year degree)

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce International

BSc Finance

BSc Business Information Systems

MSc Management Information & Managerial Accounting Systems

HDip in Accounting & Corporate Finance

University of Dundee

Bachelor of Accountancy

University of Limerick

BA Accounting & Law

Bachelor of Business Studies

Professional Diploma in Accounting (Part Time)

University of Ulster

BSc Accounting (Jordanstown)

BSc Accounting and Law (Jordanstown)

BSc Business Studies (Magee)

BSc Accounting & Managerial Finance (Magee)

Graduate Diploma in Accounting (Jordanstown)

Waterford Institute of Technology

BBS Accounting

BA (Hons) Accounting

BA (Hons) Finance & Investment

HDip in Business in Accounting