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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.

Register as a student

What is ICAEW?

ICAEW is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. We were founded in 1880 and support more than 150,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants in 155 countries around the world.

Our members work in organisations in every industry and are on the boards of 78% of FTSE 100 companies. Our ACA qualification is recognised and respected internationally and required by many finance and accountancy firms.

What we do:

  • Ensure the highest professional standards.
  • Promote, develop and support ICAEW Chartered Accountants.
  • Share expertise to advance the accountancy and finance profession.

How is the ACA structured?

Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) are eligible for credit for prior learning on 12 of the 15 ACA exam modules. 

This means that to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, you need to sit the ACA’s three advanced level examinations.

  • Corporate Reporting
  • Strategic Business Management
  • Case Study

You must also complete an online ethics training programme.

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.

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.

Dual Membership

The joint qualification route to dual membership of both Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and ICAEW can be viewed here.

Dual membership via the joint qualification receives both local and global recognition, opening up a world of opportunities in Sri Lanka and overseas. Members benefit from the support and guidance from both CASL and ICAEW.

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

Are you a member of another professional body?

If you are a member of another professional accountancy body you may be able to join ICAEW through one of its 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.