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Study for the ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency

The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency is the most flexible learning programme of the UK insolvency regime. Primarily developed for professionals based in the UK wanting to progress into a career in insolvency or strengthen their knowledge; the certificate equally benefits those outside the UK whose work touches upon the UK insolvency regime.

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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%)

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

    No prior knowledge or formal academic qualifications are required to register for the certificate. The programme is open to anyone who wants to gain essential, practical knowledge of the principles of insolvency.

  • Duration

    Less than 12 months

    ICAEW doesn’t impose any timeframe within which candidates must take the assessment.

    Study and assessments can be planned to fit in with your workload and business priorities. However, ICAEW encourages candidates to do so within no more than a few months of completing the modules, as the question banks are updated to reflect changes in legislation and insolvency guidance. Candidates can confirm with their tuition provider the exact dates from when questions may be updated. Candidates are limited to four attempts.

  • Registration
    • If you have a UK address then you can register online.
    • If you would like to register with an overseas address then you will need to complete the manual registration process. Please complete the application form, this can be emailed to applications@icaew.com for processing.
    • Please ensure that you review the syllabus before you sign up for this qualification as the content is based on English law.
  • Cost

    Registration fee - £175 + VAT (no fee for ICAEW members and students)
    Assessment - £300
    Learning materials and tuition - Dependent on tuition provider

  • Tuition providers

    BPP - Watch a webinar that shows you the technology and how their online classroom works.
    ISS - High-quality expert-led online learning: watch the video about the course, the exam and how to book.
    NTI - Find out course information, view sample webcasts and speak to a learning mentor.

  • Dates

    Throughout the year depending on which tuition provider you choose. 

    Training and assessment can be completed in less than 12 months. ICAEW recommends candidates complete the assessment within no more than a few months of completing the modules, because the question banks are updated to reflect changes in legislation and insolvency guidance.

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