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CPA -Certificate in Business & Accounting

CPA -Certificate in Business & Accounting


Join one of Ireland's main Irish accountancy bodies with this unparalleled CPA tuition

Graduates of the CPA certificate programme can progress to further accounting studies through exemption from the first stage of the four-stage programme of study and training to become a fully qualified CPA accountant.

Why Study Professional Accountancy at Griffith College?

This introductory one-year course is part of the Certified Public Accountants in Ireland Suite and is aimed at students beginning their studies or career in business, or employees who wish to formalise their learning in the workplace. Following successful completion of all four exams, the student is awarded a Certificate in Business and Accounting accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.

  1. You will earn a recognised Certificate in Accounting and Business from a leading accountancy body.
  2. Option to continue your studies and pursue a professional qualification in accountancy.
  3. Flexible and convenient study modes mean you can plan your CPA course around your life.
  4. Modular exams allow you to spread your workload evenly across the academic year and progress through the certificate at their own pace.
  5. There is a proven success rate with our CPA students and excellent student support on offer.

Intake Dates

Our intake for this course commences in September 2020.

Course details
Course Information
  • The Certificate is an online standalone course and also a stepping stone to the full qualification of CPA, whereby you sit all four modules.
  • Further details can be found on the CPA website under this link:-
  • There are four subjects in the Certificate and there are computer based exams for these twice each year in December and May.
  • Usually students will do the tuition for two of them to enable them to take the December exam and then the remaining two from January on for the May Exam.
Griffith College provides the following CPA Computer Based Exams:
  • Management in Organisation
  • Business Law & Professional Ethics
  • Economics & Business Planning
  • Accounting
CPA CBE Important dates

Please note the following important deadlines.  Late registration will not be accepted:

  • The closing date for receipt of completed registration forms is 5pm on Friday 26th April 2019
  • When you have submitted your completed registration form you will receive an email containing details of how to pay on-line
  • The closing date for payment of the exam fees is 5pm on Friday 3rd May 2019
  • You are encouraged to register as early as possible as places on exam sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Your place in an exam session cannot be confirmed until payment has been received
Exam Centres
  • Dublin Venue:  exams are held on Griffith College Dublin, Main Campus, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Cork Venue:  exams are held on Griffith College Cork, Cork Campus, Wellington Street, Cork

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in contact with us at [email protected]

Dublin Main Campus Campus
  • CPA CBE Exam Dates:
  • Griffith College Dublin on Friday 17th  & 24th May 2019
  • Griffith College Cork on Wednesday 15th & 22nd May 2019
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

A student must obtain a pass in at least six subjects, three of which must be Grade C or higher in three higher level papers. Two of the six subjects must be English and Maths.

How to Apply

CPA Students

All Dublin Griffith College CPA students will be e-mailed giving details of our online registration process. This is done via using your student number and date of birth. Payment options and relevant forms are also available to download when registering online. Sponsored Students will need to have their Sponsorship Form completed and uploaded via the above link. Sponsorship Form. Students paying by instalments would need to complete the instalment form.


You must be a registered CPA student, and be in receipt of your CPA student ID number before sitting the above CPA subjects by CBE. To apply for CPA Computer Based Exams please download the registration form and send to the School of Professional Accountancy at Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8, or by e-mail to [email protected]  . 

For any new admission enquiries, please click the Apply Online button on this page and we will respond to you with further details of registering online.

Certificate in Business & Accounting
  • If you are repeating a subject                                15% Discount
  • Under our ‘Unemployed’ Option                         15% Discount


  • Certificate in Business & Accounting
  • Management in Organisation                              €310
  • Business Law & Professional Ethics                   €310
  • Economics & Business Planning                         €310
  • Accounting                                                                   €310
  • Management in Organisation - €100
  • Business Law & Professional Ethics - €100
  • Economics & Business Planning - €100
  • Accounting - €100

Academic Progression

Students who successfully complete the Certificate programme can progress to further accounting studies through exemptions from the first stage of the 4 stage programme of study and training to become a fully qualified CPA accountant.

Career Progression

Graduates of the CPA course will be well equipped to progress further in the Accountancy sector.


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