Joining CIIPA 

CIIPA is the largest professional body in the Cayman Islands and is an internationally recognised professional institute providing a range of services to its over 1,000 members in the Cayman Islands. 

CIIPA's Business Law Course

The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants has introduced the Cayman Islands Business Law Course, which, pursuant Cayman Islands law, is a prerequisite to becoming a regular member of the institute.   In February 2023 (the "Effective Date") pursuant to section 2 of the Cayman Islands Accountants (Amendment) Act 2022, all regular members who joined CIIPA after the Effective Date must take and pass the CIIPA developed course before being admitted to regular membership.  The course syllabus covers a range of specific business areas impacting or relevant to the accounting profession, primarily the laws relating to companies and other commercial vehicles. These laws include the formation and constitution of companies, the financing of companies and day-to-day management, administration, and regulation of companies. There is also general information about the legal system and the constitution of the Cayman Islands which will be useful to accountants unfamiliar with the jurisdiction.

This course does not require any previous knowledge or experience and will usually require approximately 2 hours of self-study, inclusive of the course assessment.  A 45-minute online assessment will test understanding of the course content and application of the syllabus, and enrollees may study at their own and can repeat the assessment if required.  A minimum score of 70% is required to successfully pass the course. A downloadable certificate will be available post assessment which should be included in membership application supporting documentation when applying to CIIPA for regular membership.

Three (3) CPD credits will be awarded to individuals who successfully complete the course assessment, and the course is currently free of charge. course.  Please email to gain access to the course.


Whether joining as a student, associate or regular member, there are a number of benefits to being a member of CIIPA. 

Exclusive Offers | Special offers on products and services from local service providers plus exclusive discounts on US entertainment including theme parks, shows, hotels and sporting events.

Networking & Volunteer Opportunities | Invitations to networking, sporting, and social events.

Professional Development | Discounts on CIIPA training plus access to AICPA On Demand.

Member e-Newsletter | Stay up-to-date on CIIPA events, industry news, and upcoming training.

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Applications can be completed online and applicants will be asked to submit supporting documentation. All membership applications go to the Membership and Licensing Committee for review and recommendation to Council for approval. Please note the following meeting dates (subject to change) for 2023:

17 January | 14 February | 7 March | 18 April | 17 May | 13 June | 18 July | 19 September | 17 October | 21 November | 12 December

Applications must be complete one week prior to meeting dates in order to be considered.

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