Strategy for Implementation of IFAC International Education Guideline No. 9: “Prequalification Education, Tests of Professional Competence and Practical Experience of Professional Accountants”: A Task Force Report of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER)

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

Fall 2001


This paper provides strategies for implementing the recommendations of the International Education Guideline No. 9 (hereafter referred to as Guideline), issued by the International Federation of Accountants. The three principal implementation issues addressed in this paper are as follows. (1) How to instill the characteristics of lifelong learning in future professional accountants through accounting education. (2) How to design and implement a program of accounting education that achieves the objectives of the Guideline. (3) How to develop awareness and encourage adoption of the recommendations of the Guideline by communicating and disseminating information through a series of projects within IFAC's constraints and policies.