Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) 

The Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) examinations is a set of professional exams for those who want to become a licenced insolvency practitioner.

Recognised both inside and outside insolvency, the JIEB is your opportunity to lay the foundations for a career in one of the UK's most rewarding professions. This is also one of the smallest professional fields with fewer than 2,000 licensed insolvency practitioners currently practising.

Choose BPP Professional Education for your JIEB insolvency practitioner training and you’ll learn your trade with experts with a background of insolvency and a track record of exam success at all levels. Our dedicated tutor staff offer the very best in tuition and guidance. Our courses are run with a blended approach with tuition provided online and classes running in state of the art training venues in London and Manchester.

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.

The JIEB is awarded by JIEB. BPP Professional Education provides an excellent study programme to prepare you for the JIEB assessments. This is not a BPP University programme. This is not a BPP University programme. For further information about the qualification and details of rules and regulations, please visit the JIEB website

We also offer this course in Scotland in partnership with ICAS

*terms and conditions apply

Key Information

  • The JIEB qualification is a pre-requisite for applying for an Insolvency Practitioner’s licence
  • The programme opens career paths in one of the UK’s most specialised professions, with industry leading learning materials
  • Lifetime Pass Assurance means you can attend the next sitting of the entire course for free if you are unsuccessful in your exams*
  • A blend of live online tuition in modularized, 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 JIEB exams

Become JIEB qualified

Insolvency Practitioners come from a variety of professional backgrounds, though many have started off as an accountants or solicitors. The JIEB qualification prepares you for the varied and challenging work of an insolvency practitioner.

Gain your Practitioner's Licence

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In order to qualify for the coveted Insolvency Practitioner's Licence, you must have passed all three Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) exams.

You can attempt all three papers at one sitting, or split the papers over two years. However, you must pass at least two JIEB papers during the same sitting in order to complete the qualification.

You will also need to satisfy the practical requirements of your Recognised Professional Body (RPB) or the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) or the Department for Enterprise, Trade and Industry (DETI). Requirements can differ, so it's important to look into these before you start your studies.

Our JIEB 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 JIEB 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 and a question bank. 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.

How to apply

To sit JIEB exams, you must either meet the requirements of the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry or be authorised by one of the following eight Recognised Professional Bodies (RPBs):

Before applying for an Insolvency Practitioners Licence, you must pass the JIEB examinations and then satisfy the practical experience requirements of your Recognised Professional Body (RPB) or the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) or the Department for Enterprise, Trade and Industry (DETI).

Should you need further advice on eligibility please call the JIEB examinations office on +44 (0) 1908 248 020.

Key dates

Annual key dates for JIEB Insolvency practitioner training are as follows:

  • November 15 – January 16 – book course places
  • End of Jan 16 – courses begin
  • September 16 – exam registration cut off date
  • November 16 – exams held
  • March 17 – exam results

Study locations

In 2016 you can enrol for a JIEB exam courses 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