Student enrolment for employers
Students studying for the CA qualification must sign a training agreement (or similar) and enrol with ICAS.
ICAS training agreements
An ICAS training-agreement document, or similar organisation policies (see below), should be signed by each new ICAS student and your organisation’s counselling member. You must also register your students through the student registration portal. The training-agreement document should be retained on your files (not sent to ICAS).
You can download our training-agreement template, which can be used by all Authorised Training Offices (ATOs) below.
Alternatively, you can require new students to sign organisation policies that cover the content of the ICAS training agreement.
It’s up to you to decide whether you issue policies or a training agreement. You should communicate your decision to the student when an employment offer is made.
Any variation from the terms set out in the training agreement template should be explained to the student at the outset.
Student registration portal
If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us.
Applications for exemptions
Some of your students may be eligible for exemption from up to five of the six papers at the initial Test of Competence level. This will depend on the type of degree – ICAS-accredited or other – they graduated with. (There are generally no exemptions available from the Test of Professional Skills, Test of Professional Expertise levels or Public Trust and Ethics.)
Ideally, students should submit applications for exemptions when they enrol with ICAS.
As each application is awarded on a case-by-case basis, we are unable to confirm any exemptions that may be awarded before an application is received.
Further information and application forms can be found at our qualification exemptions page.
If you have any questions relating to training agreements, student registration or exemptions, please get in touch.