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Study for The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency

The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency learning programme provides a practical introduction to the work of an insolvency practitioner. It has been developed by ICAEW, the UK's largest insolvency regulator.

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Certificate in Insolvency Benefits

  • Recognition - The certificate is underpinned by the ICAEW's experience and reputation as the UK's largest insolvency regulator. The certificate provides a formal recognition of achievement.
  • Practical knowledge - The certificate provides essential knowledge of key insolvency principles and the skills you need to apply them.
  • Improve your skills - You don't need any prior knowledge or formal academic qualifications to study for the certificate.
  • Complements other learning programmes - Study the certificate as a stand-alone programme or as an additional module to complement the ACA or CFAB
  • Flexible learning - Study and assessments can be planned to suit individual preferences and business priorities. Self-taught and tuition options provide flexibility and convenience.
  • Support while you study - As a student you will receive a range of support and services.
  • Free membership to the Insolvency Group

What does the ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency cover?

The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency provides a broad understanding of key insolvency principles and it covers four key areas (relative study time weighting shown in brackets):

  • Legal and Regulatory Framework for Insolvency - English Law (15%)
  • Concepts and Principles of Insolvency (25%)
  • Corporate Insolvency (40%)
  • Personal Insolvency (20%)

For more information, please download the ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency brochure (PDF 281KB/4 pages).

Who is it for?

  • Finance, legal and other professionals with varying levels of experience, including unqualified team members working on insolvency cases on a day-to-day basis
  • Other professionals who wish to pursue an interest in insolvency
  • Anyone planning to study for the Joint Insolvency Examinations Board (JIEB)

ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency at a glance

Level Certificate
Duration Less than 12 months
Cost Registration fee - £140 + VAT (no fee for ICAEW members and students), 
Assessment - £300 + VAT,
Learning materials and tuition - See tuition provide
Dates Various dates throughout the year