Where can I find a course
As part of the implementation process, the ISI has been working with a number of colleges and professional bodies to ensure that courses are in place to accommodate applicants wishing to become practitioners. The aim of these courses is to ensure that future practitioners have a detailed knowledge of the law and its requirements but also an understanding of how to assist people who are insolvent.
A number of courses are available from different colleges and professional bodies. It should be noted that each membership body has designed their course with their own professional member in mind. The ISI is taking the view that applicants, where they belong to a professional body, should attend the course designed for them in order to build on their existing qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience. If you are considering attending a course you should confirm the suitability of the course in relation to your qualifications or professional status.
The following are the courses available to date which, in the opinion of the Insolvency Service, if an individual had completed the course of study and passed the exam, that individual would have met the relevant knowledge criterion for submitting an application for authorisation as a personal insolvency practitioner.
- The Law Society
- Chartered Accountants of Ireland
- Institute for Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Chartered Accountants & Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Institute of Bankers & LIA
- Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants
- City Colleges
- National College of Ireland
- Independent Colleges
You should be aware that if a course provider does not appear on this list, it does not meet the relevant knowledge criterion for submitting an application for authorisation as a personal insolvency practitioner.
Prospective applicants to become personal insolvency practitioners are
advised to read the application form (Practitioner Application Form 295KB (Word
Doc) before deciding whether to attend a course. It should be noted that
completion of a course does not automatically guarantee authorisation to carry
on practice as a personal insolvency practitioner.