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Exemptions for 2020 Curriculum

What professional qualifications do CA Sri Lanka accept to award exemptions

What academic qualifications do CA Sri Lanka accept to award exemptions



The exemption is defined as the recognition of other professional or academic qualifications and waving off the possible module/s in CA Sri Lanka curriculum based on a formal request by a student/an institution, which means you will start your studies at the right level of your knowledge and skills.

If you already have certain qualifications you may not have to take all of the examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka).

There are several paths to CA Sri Lanka membership and many students undertake prior learning which is equivalent to some CA Sri Lanka examinations. Where appropriate CA Sri Lanka ensures that students' entry points match the knowledge and skills they have acquired through their previous qualifications. The final decision for exemption is based on the discretionary power of CA Sri Lanka. In doing so CA Sri Lanka aims to provide students with the quickest possible route to membership.

All exemptions are available on the basis of qualifications held by students. CA Sri Lanka has prepared a user guide to the exemptions inquiry database, which offers a short step-by-step guide to know what exemptions you may be eligible to claim. If you require any further assistance regarding your exemptions, please contact CA Sri Lanka Registration Division.

When you first register as a student with CA Sri Lanka you should apply for exemptions. If you have gained additional qualifications since you first registered as a CA Sri Lanka student and believe you may be eligible for further exemptions, you can apply for these at any time later.

You must present official proof of qualifications-related documents and the certified copies of professional/academic transcripts or certificates awarded to you with a formal request to the CA Sri Lanka Registration Division.

Following documents are required:

AAT Passed Finalists
- Recommendation Letter
- AAT Results Sheets (all 3 level certificates certified by the AAT Institute)
(Upon the request of Students AAT Institute is issuing the Recommendation Letter and the certified copies of the result sheets)

CIMA and ACCA Passed Finalists
- CIMA/ACCA Examination official transcript
- Completion certificate or a letter

CIMA Members (Under CA Sri Lanka – CIMA MoU)
- CIMA Examination official transcript
- Good Standing Letter
- CIMA membership certificate
- Detailed CV

Others (University Degrees/HNDA/CMA)
- Examination Transcript or detailed results Sheets.
- Final certificate


If the student’s registered name of CA Sri Lanka is different from the name in the certificates, the student has to submit an official document (Affidavit, Marriage certificate etc.) for this change.

The student has to enclose relevant original document with the Exemptions Application Form and hand over to the Registration Division or the one of the CA Branches

For  More Details  :- 070 470 6339/0704706546/0710 23 5241

Qualification Exemption Fees - 2024
(Payment Code - RE03)
CIMA passed finalists Rs. 150,000.00
AAT passed finalists Rs. 21,000.00
Business Level I & II per subject Rs. 3,000.00
Corporate Level per subject Rs. 4,800.00
CA Sri Lanka – CIMA MPA 2400 GBP
Exemption Fee for SAB Campus degree holders Total exemption fee = Per Subject Exam Fee × Number of Subjects Exempt (25% discount to the total exemption fee)
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) – BBA Special Hons in Accounting and Finance Rs. 30,000.00
NSBM Green University – BM (Hons) in Accounting and Finance Rs. 30,000.00

ACCA or CIMA module wise exemptions (Per subject Rs)
Business Level I Rs. 7,000.00
Business Level II Rs. 8,000.00
Corporate Level Rs. 9,000.00
Strategic Level Rs. 10,000.00

Download the ‘Exemption application form’ from our official website: -> Students -> Student Registration -> Application for Exemptions

Students eligible for exemptions should contact the Registration Division on 2352000 (Ext: 1104 or 1100)

  • You are required to use a CA Sri Lanka Bank Deposit slip which has three copies: (Bank Copy, CA Sri Lanka Copy and Student Copy) to make payments for exemptions.

  • Make the relevant payment to any Bank of Ceylon branch in the name of CA Sri Lanka Account (CA Sri Lanka panel). Use the relevant bank payment code (RE03).

  • Submit the CA Sri Lanka student copy to the Registration Division along with your application form, original certificates with photocopies of your professional and academic qualifications, and a self-addressed stamped envelope of Rs.15/-

  • Payment options:
  • Bank of Ceylon (Any branch)
    Account No: CA Sri Lanka Panel
    Account Holder: CA Sri Lanka
    Payment Code: RE03
  • Institute Cashier
  • Online

Please contact CA Sri Lanka registration division for applying exemptions:

Contact: Office : +94 (0) 11 2352000 (Ext: 1104 , 1101 or 1100)
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Exemptions shall not be granted for an applicant for the subject(s), which he/she has already attempted and failed.

CA Sri Lanka shall consider the curriculum, which prevails during the time of application.

CA Sri Lanka in general shall not consider the qualifications obtained through exemptions.

CA Sri Lanka shall only consider the qualifications, which are earned for combined exemptions.

A student of professional accounting bodies who register with CA Sri Lanka through the MoAs/MoUs/MRAs and if he/she has failed any subject(s), which are exempted as per MoAs/MoUs/MRAs, will not be exempted.

CA Sri Lanka will not refund any exemption fees which were paid prior to receiving written confirmation of any exemptions awarded. Any other fee paid prior to receiving the confirmation of exemptions also will not be refunded but may be transferred to the examination fee/any other payment within six months’ time from the date of payment. Rates prevailing at the date of application are considered for the exemption fees.

Exemptions for 2015 Curriculum (Knowledge Pillar)