This certificate includes both an online course and an assessment. It should take approximately 17 hours to work through the certificate materials.
The online course includes all the study materials you will need, although you will benefit from having a copy of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) 2022 Handbook of International Public Sector Accounting Pronouncements. You can find the handbook at the International Federation of Accountants website. Please note that the handbook is updated annually.
The assessment is a one-hour exam comprising 25 multiple-choice questions based on the syllabus, and the pass mark is 50%. If you are already using IPSAS® at work and want formal recognition of your skills, you can choose to only purchase the online Cert IPSAS assessment.
You can purchase the certificate (course and assessment) or the assessment only online at any time. When you complete registration, you will have access to the certificate or assessment for 12 months.