To qualify for the certificate of a professional accountant , you can, if you have:
- higher education or the diploma of candidate (doctor) of Sciences in the specialty "Accounting, statistics";
- experience from three years as a chief accountant, lecturer in accounting, head/Deputy head of the financial Department or in other leadership positions, which requires knowledge of accounting;
- the successful result of passing the course Training and certification of professional accountants" (240 academic hours).
Training course "Training and certification of professional accountants" you may at the Institute of professional accountants of Russia (IPBR) or in one of the accredited training centres. Training is conducted in several directions: chief accountant, financial Manager, accountant, financial expert consultant. All programs have a volume of 240 academic hours.
Upon completion of training you will be issued with a certificate testifying the receipt of additional education. To obtain the certificate is not enough – you need to pass the exam successfully.
The exam is conducted in two stages. The first stage is the examination in oral and written form. According to the results, the applicant is allowed or not allowed to the second stage. Most important, the second stage, carried out jointly with IPP, where the decision on the issuance of a certificate of a professional accountant.
Received a certificate of a professional accountant is valid for five years. After this period, the certificate will need to be extended. To do this you have to become a member of IPP, pay fees and be subject to annual training program (at least 40 hours per year).