Apply for CPL with a professional qualification
You may be eligible to apply for credit for prior learning if you hold professional qualification. Please note that you cannot apply for credit for ACA modules where you have previously attempted that ACA exam.
Members of professional bodies
Other professional qualifications
ICAEW may from time to time vary its CPL costs for students registering with prior professional qualifications. To benefit from this, you must be registered with the ICAEW as a student in a training agreement or as an independent student before making your CPL application.
Currently there is no charge for CPL for the following groups:
- ACCA students or affiliates
- CIMA and CIPFA students
- SOEL graduates
- Members of the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan
- Members of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- ICASL students on the Joint Membership scheme
- KACR students or members
If this applies to you, please check our online CPL directory to see what credits may be available.
If you are eligible to apply for CPL under one of the current fee waivers listed, please input the appropriate voucher code in the payment section of the online CPL application.
Please note, applicants who apply using a CPL fee waiver voucher who are not eligible for free CPL will have their application deleted.
If your professional qualification is not listed in the CPL directory, it is unlikely you will be eligible for any examination credit. However, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details on your qualification, including a dated certificate and a list of the examinations you passed under the qualification and we will confirm whether any credit is available.
CPL applications cost £75 per module at the Certificate Level and £105 for each Professional Level module. From 01 July 2023, the cost for applying for CPL will be £80 for each Certificate Level exam and £112 for each Professional Level exam.
Completing your application
During the application process you will be asked to upload documentary evidence of your professional qualifications and exam results. All documents must be in English and any translations must be formally certified. If you experience difficulties uploading your supporting documents you can email them to email@example.com quoting your ICAEW student number.
Good quality copies or scanned versions may be used. ICAEW routinely seek external verification from the professional body. Falsified documentation will be referred to our professional conduct department. Original documents are sent at the owner’s risk.
Please note we do not accept screenshots of web notification pages or similar electronic notifications.
Allow up to 14 business days for your completed application, with all supporting documents, to be processed.