Business man & womanFrom 1 April 2017 all students are required to meet the revised Initial Professional Development (IPD) requirements.

AIA requires a minimum of three years relevant IPD, carried out at progressive levels of responsibility, fully documented, and reviewed and certified by a professionally qualified accountant.


  • Download the revised IPD Guide for Trainees from My AIA
  • Start recording your IPD on the new IPD Record

You should discuss these requirements with your current employer or supervisor. The role of your employer or supervisor is incredibly important to this process as they will be supporting the growth and development of a future International Accountant. Please find here the IPD Guide for Employers and Supervisors.

Remember: your IPD Record (or IPD Declaration if you are not currently in employment) must be completed and submitted to AIA on an annual basis in October.