Structure and syllabus

QP structure

The QP comprises four modules and a final examination.

Objective of the QP modules

To develop the skills and competencies essential for you to become a successful Certified Public Accountant.


Module AModule BModule CModule D




Corporate Financing

Business Assurance






Final Examination

Requirements for each module:

  • Self-study for 14 weeks using study materials provided by the Institute.
  • Complete two full-day workshops led by experienced facilitators (each workshop lasts eight hours including a one-hour meal break).
  • Pass a three-hour open-book examination.



Completion of workshop is a prerequisite to sit the module examination of the relevant module.  You are required to attend all two full-day workshops and demonstrate your successful accomplishment of the workshop objectives, via active participation.  You are required to demonstrate the development of the intended learning objectives by attaining at least 70% of the development indicators for satisfactory completion of workshops.

Those candidates who are unable to obtain satisfactory performance for the workshop are not eligible to take the module examination.

Module examination

After successful completion of the workshops, you are allowed to sit the module examination.


Module assessment

Module examination



Case questions


Essay/short questions





Final Examination

After successful completion of the four QP modules, you take a six-hour open book final examination (to be taken in two sessions of three hours for each three-hour session of examination plus half hour reading time).


The final examination tests your ability to integrate knowledge and skills from any part of the QP module syllabuses and apply these across all fields of competency, demonstrating a level of skills appropriate to a professional practitioner.


Session I comprises:- A case study75%
 - An essay25%
Session II comprises:- 1-3 case studies75%
 - An essay25%


Click here for timetable of module workshop and examination and final examination.


The examination entry and completion requirements

  1. A person can only enrol for QP module and final examination if he/she is a "registered student" of the Institute who has paid his/her current annual registration fee and the required fees for the QP modules or final examination.
  2. The four QP modules may be taken in any order selected by the candidate and up to two modules can be taken at any one time.
  3. To pass a QP module, the candidate must successfully complete the workshops and pass the module examination.
  4. A candidate must pass all four QP modules before they are eligible to take the final examination.
  5. The four QP modules and the final examination must be completed within ten years from the date of registration as a student.


QP syllabus

Click here for QP modules and final examination syllabuses (applicable to the December 2018 session and onwards)