Certificate of Proficiency in Corporate Insolvency (CPCI)

The Certificate of Proficiency in Corporate Insolvency (CPCI) is a new qualification launched by the IPA in 2014. It is a great first step to developing your career in insolvency – a qualification that's recognised both inside and outside the insolvency profession. It can also be used as a stepping stone to attempting the Joint Insolvency Examination Board Exams (JIEB), which must be passed before applying for an Insolvency Practitioner's Licence.

Choose BPP Professional Education for your CPCI training and you'll study with a training provider offering the very best in tuition and guidance. This study programme is provided by BPP Professional Education and is not a BPP University course.

Our professionally qualified training team are expert in guiding students to success in insolvency examinations, and BPP have over 20 years of experience in preparing candidates to succeed in insolvency examinations.

BPP Professional Education prepares you for exams that are assessed and awarded by the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA).

New for 2017 courses, we are offering a Lifetime Pass Assurance. This means that in the event that you are unsuccessful in your exam(s), you will be able to attend the entire course for free at the next available sitting* to help you prepare for you resit.

We also offer this course in Scotland in partnership with ICAS

*terms and conditions apply

Key Information

  • CPCI training is a great first step for an insolvency career, an excellent starting point for JIEB exams, with no previous experience or qualifications needed
  • The programme provides a practical introduction to the work of an insolvency practitioner, with industry leading learning materials
  • Enables affiliate membership of Insolvency Practitioners Association
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Corporate Insolvency widely recognised both inside and outside the insolvency field
  • A blend of live online tuition in modularised, bite-sized chunks, combined with face to face Revision & Mock courses in state of the art venues in London & Manchester
  • We have over 25 years’ experience in preparing students for their CPCI exams, with consistently high pass rates.
  • The programme provides a practical introduction to the work of an insolvency practitioner
  • Lifetime Pass Assurance means you can attend the next sitting of the entire course for free if you are unsuccessful in your exams*

Your first step to success

The CPCI is a professional qualification – recognised both inside and outside the insolvency profession – focusing on all matters relating to corporate insolvency. It is suitable for those who already work in this area of insolvency or wish to pursue a future career in this area.

Flexible study

The BPP CPCI programme and flexible learning options are specifically designed to fit around busy home and work schedules. Our CPCI programme blends face to face learning with the high quality online learning. Face to face sessions are held in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Expert tuition

Our expert training team has over 20 years' experience of preparing students for success in insolvency exams.

Our CPCI programme is now delivered through a blended learning approach incorporating live interactive lectures as well as classroom based teaching.

Our award winning Online Classroom Live is renowned for its interactive and engaging approach. It lets you study wherever you have internet access and is ideal if you want the flexibility of studying around your work and other commitments. All sessions are delivered by our expert tutors and are recorded. You will be supported throughout with a dedicated tutor and a scheduled programme of work to prepare you for this important exam.

Benefits of BPP’s online classroom live

  • Participate in engaging and interactive live scheduled lectures
  • Ask your tutor questions as they arise in and out of class time
  • Get instant tutor feedback during the Live sessions
  • Rewatch, or catch up on any live sessions you miss
  • Proactive support from your dedicated tutor via email
  • Interact with fellow students through our online forums


Our programmes our delivered by industry experts covering a range of topics including administrations, receiverships, advocacy and corporate insolvency law and practice.

Ways to Study

We have specifically designed our CPCI training programmes for busy professionals who need to fit their studies around a full work schedule. So we have made studying for the qualification as easy as possible.

Our regular online lectures will provide you with the core knowledge you will need for the exam as well as discussing a wide variety of practical and commercial issues facing the insolvency practitioner including the legislative changes due to be implemented in due course.

We provide you with the study materials together with a work programme for each module to help you manage your time and preparations for the exam. The study materials include a comprehensive study text, a question bank as well as passcards. To compliment the online lectures, we have classroom based revision courses which will focus on exam technique and implement the knowledge gained through the online programme. We also will run classroom mocks to allow you to implement and fine tune your exam strategy as you head towards the final stages.

Entry Requirements

How to apply

No prior experience or previous qualifications are needed to take the CPCI exam. However, if you have little knowledge about insolvency, we recommend taking one of our introductory courses.

Registration for the CPCI exam

In order to sit the CPCI exam, you must have registered as an IPA student by the 31st January. You must also submit an entry form and pay the exam fee by the IPA's closing date, which is usually around 20 March.

The exam fee is not included in the BPP course fees and it is your responsibility to register with the IPA and arrange payment.

Book now

To book your place on a BPP CPCI course, please fill in the booking form and email it to insolvency@bpp.com

Alternatively, post your booking form to:

BPP Professional Education
5th Floor
Boulton House
Chorlton Street
M1 3HY
Or fax: 020 7067 2850

You can also book your course over the phone, but please have your credit card details ready so we can take a payment. Call 03331 224 045.

Study locations

In 2016 you can enrol for a Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency course in the following way:

  • The online part of the course – complete flexibility and classes are scheduled to run towards the end of the working day
  • Revision classes and mocks will take place in state of the art venues in London and Manchester where lunches and refreshments will be provided