IFA Direct: online education programme

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IFA Direct is for you if you want to:

Achieve IFA membership 

The IFA is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) the global accounting standard-setter and regulator. Membership delivers enhanced professional recognition and career prospects and in addition you will receive dual membership of the Institute of Public Accountants (Australia) and be able to use the designatory letters IFA AIPA or AFA MIPA dependent upon your eligiblity.

Membership brings access to a community of like-minded professionals who benefit from supportive IFA regional networking events, expert technical materials and inspiring events and CPD workshops.   

Gain an IFA practising certificate (UK members only)

For UK-based members holding an IFA practising certificate means you can offer accountancy services to the general public and can do more than with many other associations and professional bodies. You’ll also be able to undertake charity independent examinations and be eligible to apply for a CAA ATOL licence    

Invest in continuing professional development

Investing in relevant and regular CPD is an important way to stay abreast of new developments and best practice in a fast-changing environment. It can boost your motivation and improve the quality of your work and the service you provide.   



Experience flexible but structured learning that you can plan around your life wherever you are in the world


   Enjoy a programme tailored for accountants working in or supporting SMEs or SMPs                                     


Gain verifiable CPD and transferable credits from a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual 


Each unit costs £300* with a one-off learner membership fee of £50* (*exc VAT)                                                 


IFA Direct brochure

Download the IFA Direct brochure