How to become a Chartered Accountant

There are various routes to becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA), with options for school leavers, graduates, professionals and apprentices.

The path you take to the CA qualification depends upon your current circumstances. Some don’t require finance-based qualifications or experience, and you’ll earn a competitive salary whilst you train:

School-leaver route

Take the school-leaver route to becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant for an extraordinary career in business and beyond..

Graduate entry route

Take the graduates’ route to becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant for an extraordinary career in business and beyond.

Professional entry route

Take the professional entry route to becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant and boost your career.

CA Apprenticeships

Take an apprenticeship route to become an ICAS Chartered Accountant and boost your career.

CA Stories

Read the stories of some of our exceptional CAs and find out where becoming an ICAS CA could take you.

University accreditation

Learn how university courses gain ICAS accreditation to qualify their graduates for exemptions from the CA qualification..

Why become a CA

Learn why becoming a Chartered Accountant will lead to an extraordinary and rewarding career in business and beyond.

Recruitment Events 2019

These events are a great opportunity for students who are considering becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA) to find..