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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.

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.
  • Free membership to the Restructuring & Insolvency Community while you’re studying. Go to icaew.com/joininsolvency and use code SGINCERTSTUDENT
  • Complements other learning programmes - Study the certificate as a stand-alone programme or as an additional module to complement the ACA or CFAB
  • Improve your skills - You don't need any prior knowledge or formal academic qualifications to study for the certificate.
  • Support while you study - As a student you will receive a range of support and services.

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)

See the Frequently asked questions about The ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency page for further information.

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ICAEW Certificate in Insolvency at a glance

Level Certificate
Duration Less than 12 months
  • 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 - £155 + 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.


Throughout the year depending on which tuition provider you choose

Free subscription to the Insolvency Community

ICAEW Certificate of Insolvency students receive free membership to the Insolvency Community for the year in which they register, plus the following calendar year. The community offers effective and streamlined support to insolvency professionals plus representation through the committee of insolvency specialists. Through events and regular newsletters, the community will keep you updated on regulatory changes, compliance issues and sector news.

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