Will I be entitled to exemptions from certain CPA examinations?
Yes. exemptions from certain CPA examinations may be considered on the basis of your relevant previous qualifications and experience. The exemption policy exists to ensure that the point of entry for each member is reflective of their level of knowledge and skills and to prevent repetition of areas with which members are already familiar.
Prior to registration a student will need to submit their transcripts from their previous qualifications in order to confirm what exemptions they are entitled to.
What fees must I pay?
Fees that you must pay at the time of joining the Institute are registration, annual subscription and exemption, if any. Every time you attend examinations of the Institute you need to pay appropriate examination fees.
It is important to take into account the fees that need to be paid to your chosen tuition provider.
What documents should I send in with my registration form
Please refer to Registration with CPA Sri Lanka
Who is considered a mature student?
A mature student is someone who is 23 years or older with no formal qualifications.
What photographs are submitted?
Two official colour passport photos, signed on the back.
Syllabus and Exams
The CPA qualification exam syllabus is divided into four stages; Formation 1 & 2 and Professional 1 & 2. There are 9 modules at the Formation Levels, where the focus is on the acquisition and application of technical skills and knowledge. The Professional Levels consists of 8 modules, including a multi-disciplinary case study and technical integration modules. Professional level 2 modules have been set at an intellectual level equivalent to that expected of a student taking a Master's degree.
You can access syllabus content, examinable material, past exam papers with suggested solutions and related articles at any level from the following:
The examination system
The examinations are designed to test the extent and depth of a candidate's theoretical knowledge, as well as practical training experiences. Exams are held twice a year, in January and July.
To be eligible to sit the January exams, a candidate must register by first week of November of the previous year as a student and submit an examination registration form by first week of December (previous year).
To be eligible to sit the July exams, a candidate must register by first week of May as a student and submit an examination registration form by first week of June of that year.