Student Enrolment and Training Contract process for Employers

All students, on beginning to study for the CA Qualification with an Authorised Training Office, must be enrolled with ICAS as a CA Student Member and sign a Training Contract.

Enrolment Forms 

To start the enrolment process students should find and select their firm from the alphabetical index on the enrolment page. They will then be directed to the courses available for selection.

Upon enrolling with ICAS, each student will receive a unique login and password to gain access to the student section of the website where they will find information relating to classes, exams, achievement logs and applying for membership.

Training Contract

A template for a Training Contract which can be used by all Authorised Training Offices is available for download.

The Training Contract document must be signed by the Counselling Member and by each new student enrolled.  This requirement is in addition to the enrolment spreadsheet used to advise new student details to ICAS. The Training Contract document should be retained on your files and will be reviewed as part of the reauthorisation process.  The document should not be sent to ICAS.

Where an Authorised Training Office requires new students to sign firm policies that cover the content of the Training Contract, then the signed policy document can replace the Training Contract.

Applications for exemptions

Exemptions are available from some or all of the Test of Competence.  There are generally no exemptions available from TPS, TPE and Business Ethics.

Students do not need to have studied an accountancy degree in order to be eligible for exemptions – the non-accredited form can be used for all degrees that have not been accredited by ICAS. As each application is awarded on a case-by-case basis we are unable to confirm before the application is received any exemptions that may be awarded.

Each application should be supported by:

  • A copy of their final academic transcript
  • A completed exemption application form
  • Full module outlines which have been clearly cross-referenced to the application (non-accredited only)

Exemptions are also available for students who are full members of AAT.

For further information and exemption application forms, please visit the exemptions page .


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