Some frequently asked questions about ICAEW's International Standards on Audit (ISA) programme.
There are no pre-requisites and no prior learning credits available for the ICAEW ISAs programme.
No. There are no entry requirements for the programme.
Yes - the programme is jurisdiction neutral which means that the learning content is not specific to any country. Some countries have created their own nationally-modified versions of ISAs. These are not specifically covered in the programme.
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After each learning module you can undertake a module test, this will help you prepare for the final assessment.
The assessment is located within the interactive online learning environment. It is available using any computer with internet access, so it can be taken anytime, anywhere.
Full instructions and your unique access code will be emailed to you once you have placed your order.
You will have 100 minutes to complete the assessment.
On average, we recommend 40 to 50 hours study time for the ICAEW ISAs programme. Study time may vary depending on your level of prior knowledge and experience. You will have 12 months to complete the online learning and assessment programme from the date of registration.
The price of the ICAEW ISAs programme is £399 + VAT (where applicable).
You will receive:
Yes. The assessments use a bank of several hundred questions which are selected at random in relation to the standards.
Yes. When you pass the online assessment, you can download and print your certificate immediately; this demonstrates successful completion of the programme.
The programme uses real life examples to enhance your understanding of the clarified ISAs.
The areas covered are:
The pass mark is 60%.
The minimum system requirements to run the programme are:
The assessment will consist of 50 multiple-choice style questions.
Once you submit your answers, your assessment result will appear immediately.
The programme is suitable for anyone who needs to have an up-to-date understanding of the key principles of the clarified ISAs. It is relevant to ICAEW members and non-members worldwide including finance professionals, junior audit staff, university lecturers, and audit committee members.
The programme will not give comprehensive guidance on how to perform a fully clarified ISA compliant audit. It will provide an up-to-date understanding of the key principles of the clarified ISAs. Go to ICAEW's page on gaining audit rights for details on how to become a registered auditor with ICAEW.
The online learning programme is very user-friendly with lots of practical and real-life examples to help illustrate the theory. The programme takes the ‘auditor speak’ out of the standards and explains them in a general business language.
No. Whilst the learning and assessment programme will give you a good understanding of the principles of the clarified ISAs, it is not sufficient on its own to give the requisite knowledge and experience to perform an ISA compliant statutory audit.