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Practising certificates

If you engage in public practice, you need to hold an ICAEW practising certificate (PC). Find out whether you require one and how to apply here.

Do I need a PC?
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What is a practising certificate?

If you are engaged in public practice in the UK, you need to hold an ICAEW practising certificate (PC) and comply with our Professional Indemnity Insurance and Practice Assurance Regulations.

Guidance

Do I need a practising certificate?

  • Helpsheets and support
  • ICAEW
Guidelines to help you decide if you require a practising certificate.
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How to apply for a PC

  • Helpsheets and support
  • ICAEW
If you need a practising certificate, here's how to apply for one.
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Guidance

Scenarios

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  • ICAEW
Take a look at these scenarios to help you work out whether you need a practising certificate.
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Guidance

Articles

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  • ICAEW
Read articles and member experiences relating to practising certificates.
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More support

Still unsure if you need a PC?

If you aren't sure whether you need a practising certificate or not, call Advisory Services on +44 (0)1908 248 250.

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