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Exam Dates and Application Forms

The next sitting of the CPI England and Wales paper will be 18 November. Forms will be available shortly.

Please ensure that you are a student member of the Association before completing the exam entry form. Students who have not paid for their membership will be unable to sit the exam.

Any special requests must be submitted when completing the exam entry form. Special requests will not be considered by the Chief Examiner after the deadline has passed.

Guidance Note

Although it is not essential, the IPA does recommend that all students who wish to sit one of the suite of exams have two years of practical insolvency experience, covering the areas to be examined, and have also attended a structured training course with one of the training organisations.

Requests for special circumstances must be submitted when applying for the examination.

The exam is a three hour online paper.

Please note you will need to be an IPA student member in order to sit these examinations. 


2022 Exam Fees

CPI £425
Appeal £196


If you have been unsuccessful in passing the CPI or CPPI and would like to appeal the mark you have been given, you have one month from the date of receiving your exam mark to appeal. The appeal process can take up to three months.

All appeals must be made in writing and paid before your appeal will be considered.

If your mark is changed to a pass, the appeal fee will be returned. Should the mark remain the same, the IPA retains the fee.

The Chief Examiner’s decision is final.

It is IPA policy not to return completed papers.