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CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR CPA IRELAND

CPA Ireland is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies with 5,000 members and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide international recognition. The Institute fulfills its statutory role as a recognized body by overseeing the professional activities of our members in practice and ensuring that education and training standards are maintained. As the first accountancy body to introduce a mandatory regime of Continuing Professional Development, the Institute ensures that all CPAs remain at the leading edge throughout their careers.

MY-CPE LLC offers continuing professional development courses for CPA Ireland Professionals. We are focused on providing quality continuing education to the CPA Irelands members that incorporate the qualified subject areas. Our CPD courses are authored/reviewed by industry specialists and subject matter experts. All our courses are designed in a way to ensure that courses meet your continuing professional development requirements.

CPA IRELAND CPD REQUIREMENT OVERVIEW

CPD Requirements
120 hours per 3 years, with a minimum of 30 per year.
License Renewal Period
31st March annually.
CPD Reporting Cycle
January 1 to December 31 every year.
Ethics Requirement
No minimum ethics requirement.
Carryover Credits
No, CPA Ireland Professional cannot carry over excess credit earned in a particular renewal cycle.

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All licensed CPAs in Ireland must complete a total of 120 hours of CPD over three years, of which at least 75 hours are Structured CPD and 45 hours are Unstructured CPD. The minimum requirement is 30 hours of CPD in any one year, of which at least 15 must be structured.

There is no minimum ethics requirement, however, a practicing member must complete 40 Structured CPD hours in six core competencies over a three-year CPD cycle out of which one is professional ethics.

Structured CPD: It includes all CPD that has learning as the primary objective and which is measurable and verifiable. For Structured CPD to be accredited it must be measurable and verifiable. There are two forms of Structured CPD:

  • Directed study
  • Self-directed study

Unstructured CPD: It can be defined as any form of informal learning or development of day-to-day working skills achieved through self-study and/or informal training. Unstructured CPD can be measurable but is not verifiable.

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