AIA approves study providers who share the Association’s ethos of high educational standards and offers excellent facilities, students support, teaching methods and materials. When choosing a study provider in China, students have the choice of taking the AIA professional qualification through the AIA China Office or the AIA-CPA conversion programme through the AIA Beijing Desk.

Find a list of approved study providers in China and their contact details here.


AIA offers a globally recognised professional accountancy qualification that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop a successful career in accountancy, finance and business and support you throughout your career.

The AIA professional qualification is examined on three levels, each of which builds on the prior level and allows students to complete the qualification in smaller, achievable phases. AIA will also recognise your advancement through the qualification and as you complete each level a certificate is awarded to demonstrate your continued learning and expanding knowledge base.

Students are able to study across China in the following areas: Beijing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Hefei, Henan, Nanjing, Qingdao and Shanghai.

Students in China who are keen to understand more of the AIA professional accountancy qualification should contact Metro Education, which operates the AIA China Office and is the exclusive provider for the AIA qualification programme at T:  +86 21 6448 1228, E:, W:


AIA launched the AIA-CPA conversion programme in 2009 to offer an international qualification for Chinese accounting professionals. The conversion programme offers the opportunity to obtain a globally recognised qualification in conjunction with the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) qualification.

Beijing HuaBao WeiYe Management Consulting Co. Ltd. was established to facilitate the AIA-CPA conversion programme in China and is the sole provider of the course.

This course is open to all fully qualified CICPA members, who have gained their membership by exam, who hold a relevant level of English (IELTS 6 or equivalent), and who have at least three years' work experience in the accounting field.

Those wishing to know more about the AIA-CPA conversion programme should contact Beijing HuaBao WeiYe Management Consulting Co. Ltd. T: +86 10 8443 0181, E:, aia@aiabj.orgW: