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Professional Bridging Examination (PBE)

Recognition and Advancement

Professional 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.

Academic progression

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 for details.

Career development

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:
Post Department
Accounting Officer II Treasury
Assistant Assessor Inland Revenue Department
Assistant Insurance Officer Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Examiner Audit Commission
Insolvency Officer II Official Receiver’s Office
*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.