• In light of the recent situation in Hong Kong, please login to the QP Learning Centre to check the noticeboard for the special arrangements for QP Workshops.

  • In considering the unforeseen circumstances in Hong Kong and safety issues these entail, the Institute has decided to call off the Cross-straits, Hong Kong and Macau Accounting Profession Conference 2019 which was scheduled to be held on 27-28 October 2019 at the Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel. We are closely monitoring and reviewing the situation and any further announcements about rescheduling the Conference will be made in due course.
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Application and Registration


Important note for the candidates who are eligible to catch up the current QP (June 2020 session):

For the following candidates, please visit the application page of current QP if you wish to enroll in the June 2020 session (the last offering session of Modules A, B, C and D under current QP).  The application deadline is 31 December 2019.

  • recognised accountancy degree holders graduated in 2019 (or before); or
  • PBE graduates of December 2019 session (or before); or
  • candidates who have met the requirements of the agreements between the Institute and other overseas bodies.


Stage 1: Student Application

Start your application by clicking here and follow the user guide below.  Please make sure that your application is submitted on or before the application deadline.

<IMPORTANT> You should read the user guide and fee schedule carefully to start your application.



You have to decide which Associate Module(s) you wish to apply exemption.  You are required to conduct a self-assessment based on the competency level and syllabus coverage of the courses you have completed and upload all relevant supporting documents to substantiate your application.  The syllabus and the required learning outcomes of Modules 1 – 10 can be found here.  You may consult your education provider about the exempted modules available for those programmes accredited by the Institute.  Please note that it is at the Institute's discretion to grant exemption.


Application result:

Upon receipt of the required items, an assessment result notification on module exemptions will be issued to you by email within two months or before the enrolment deadline of the coming examination session, whichever is earlier.  You should response to our assessment result in due course in order to process for the registration as a QP student.  If you do not receive the email, please contact the Student Admission Team at for assistance.


Application deadlines for the New QP student application:

Session Application deadline

June 2020

31 December 2019 (Tue)

December 2020

30 June 2020 (Tue)

Stage 2: Student Registration

In order to become a registered QP student, you have to confirm acceptance of the application result within the prescribed time limit and settle the exemption fee and annual fee as appropriate.  Thereafter, you will be successfully registered as a student of the Institute and are allowed to enroll in the QP modules.


Important points to note:

  1. All applications MUST ensure that all uploaded documents are true and correct copies of the original, true documents.  Otherwise, providing false documents is a violation of both criminal and civil law, for which the applicant will be held responsible.

  2. Applicants who have completed the PRC CPA Uniform Examination - Under the agreement signed between the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs and CICPA, Hong Kong Institute of CPAs will forward the following documents to CICPA for certification purpose: "Certificate of Completion" (全科合格證) of the PRC CPA Uniform Examination (全國統一考試) or CICPA membership certificate, a photo and identity card / passport copy.

  3. Failure to submit all the required items (e.g. transcripts, syllabus, fee(s)) will cause rejection of your application or exemption applied and you may not be able to enroll in the coming examination session in time.  All fees paid are neither refundable nor transferable.  

  4. Submission of application - The application and required items must be submitted to the application system by the application deadline.

  5. Acknowledgement - Applicants will receive an email notification to acknowledge their submission of application.  If you do not receive the email, please contact the Student Admission Team at for assistance.

Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance:
Your personal data collected from this application will be used for the purposes relating to the administration of the Professional Accountants Ordinance and Professional Accountants By-laws. In addition, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("the Institute") may use the collected data for statistical research and analysis, and for keeping students informed of its services. The provision of personal data by means of this application is voluntary. However, insufficient information may result in rejection of an application. Such data collected may be accessible by the Institute's officers, persons or committees processing the registration, examination and related matters.The data may also be accessible by or transferred to any authorized personnel including (but not limited to) agents, contractors, consultants, or advisers performing any statutory or administrative functions on behalf of the Institute.

Unless otherwise agreed, hard copies of any documents containing your personal data that you provide to the Institute will become the property of the Institute and will not be returned to you. The Institute will destroy any documents it holds in accordance with its internal policy and applicable laws. Please refer to the Institute's privacy policy and personal information collection statement on its website at: