Professional Bridging Examination (PBE)
Recognition and Advancement
The PBE provides direct admission to HKICPA's Qualification Programme (QP)*. The QP is a comprehensive training programme that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). CPA QP offers a direct route to qualify as a CPA. Completing the CPA QP exempts you from passing the Hong Kong Practising Certificate Examinations, which is necessary to register as an auditor.
PBE graduates are eligible for an advanced standing of 80 credits
for entry to the BBA (Hons) in Accounting and other programmes offered by the Open University of Hong Kong Lee Shau Kee School of Business & Administration. Please click here
The NQF is recognized by the Civil Service Bureau for their appointments. PBE graduates will be regarded as meeting the entry requirement of being “a registered student of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Qualification Programme” for appointment to the following civil service posts:
*Apart from meeting the professional and academic requirements for the posts concerned, candidates also have to meet the language proficiency and other appointment requirements as specified for appointment to the respective posts.
|Accounting Officer II
||Inland Revenue Department
|Assistant Insurance Officer
||Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
|Insolvency Officer II
||Official Receiver’s Office