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ACA training in Sri Lanka

Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) living in Sri Lanka and other countries who have obtained membership by complying with its training and examinations requirements can study for the ACA.

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ICAEW is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Founded in 1880, we support more than 150,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants in 155 countries. Our members have successfully completed our qualification, the ACA.

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The ACA qualification

The ACA equips you with in-depth knowledge across finance, accountancy and business and is recognised by employers around the world. Our members hold influential positions  across the globe.

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ACA training in Sri Lanka

Joint Student and Membership scheme

This scheme offers students in Sri Lanka the opportunity to obtain Membership with both ICAEW and CA Sri Lanka simultaneously, giving both local and international recognition. 

Students must complete all necessary CASL and ICAEW exams plus meet the necessary training and professional development requirements as specified by CA Sri Lanka.  

Students must also complete the ICAEW Ethics learning programme.

Transitional Arrangements

Students from a previous CASL syllabus may also be eligible via transitional arrangements to the new syllabus. Students should contact CA Sri Lanka directly. 

Credit for prior learning

CA Sri Lanka members are exempt from paying credit for prior learning fees for a limited period of time.

Read more about applying for credits


Exams are held at the British Council in Colombo. Details of the exam venue will be sent to you approximately two weeks before the examination date. Please note, exams are also available via Remote Invigilation. 

Tuition providers

A number of providers offer ACA tuition in a variety of delivery methods around the world and online.

Read a full list of ACA tuition providers

Costs of studying the ACA

There are a number of fees associated with completing the ACA and qualifying as a ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Read a breakdown of the costs

Registration process

When you register as an ACA student with ICAEW you will need to complete an application form and include the following:

  • a copy of your CA Sri Lanka membership certificate;
  • a letter of good standing from CA Sri Lanka; and
  • payment of fees.

More information

If you have any questions regarding your application, ICAEW’s student support helpline will be able to help you:

Student Support Team
+44 (0)1908 248 250
Contact us

Join us from another professional body

As a student there are exemptions available for up to 12 of the 15 ACA exams and these can be claimed by applying for Credit for Prior Learning (CPL).

As a member of another professional accountancy body, you may be eligible to join us through one of our reciprocal agreements.

Training internationally

If you want to train for the ACA in another country, you must ensure you are entitled to work in that country. It is your responsibility to understand what work visa you need and how to secure one. ICAEW cannot support you in this process, but your potential employer might be able to offer advice.