Joint Insolvency Examination Board Training Programme for Insolvency Professionals
The Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) examinations are a set of professional exams for those who want to become a licensed insolvency practitioner.
Recognised both inside and outside insolvency, JIEB is your opportunity to lay the foundations for a career in one of the UK's most rewarding professions.
The JIEB exams are held once a year, usually in November. They are comprised of two computer-based papers:
- Corporate insolvency
- Personal insolvency
Each paper is 3 hours long with 1/2 hour allowed for reading time.
Further information is available on the JIEB website in terms of the process for applying for the JIEB exam.
Training courses to prepare for sitting the JIEB exam are provided by third party training providers, which include BPP Professional Development (England and Wales JIEB papers) and Insolvency Support Services (Scotland JIEB papers). For more information on these training programmes, please visit the below websites.
BPP Professional Development (England and Wales JIEB papers)
Insolvency Support Services (Scotland JIEB papers)
To sit JIEB exams, you must be authorised by one of the following Recognised Professional Bodies:
- Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
Candidates who are not already a Member of any of the above bodies may become a registered JIE Student through ICAS which will allow an application to enter the JIEB exam to be submitted.
Gain your Practitioner Licence
In order to qualify for the coveted Insolvency Practitioner Licence, you must have passed one or both JIEB exams. You can attempt both papers at one sitting, or split the papers over two years. You can also elect to sit one paper only if applying for a partial licence.