Registration of Personal Insolvency Practitioners: FAQs

AFSA regularly provides information to guide prospective applicants through the registration application process. A few questions were answered in the September and December 2020 editions of the PIR, which you can find at the AFSA Newsroom.

The information included was based on feedback we have received from past applicants. Thank you to those who shared their thoughts and tips based on their own experiences.

Do you have any other questions you would like answered about the registration process for personal insolvency practitioners? If so, email regulation [at]

Are there any tips for preparing for the registration process?

The following are tips provided by past applicants:

  • Make sure you have your own notes ready as there is very little preparation time and there are a variety of questions. Read every reading available on the AFSA website as they helped quite a lot.
  • Don’t be surprised if you get asked a random question. Your knowledge should be across several topics, which you can get through practical experiences.
  • Make sure you study theory. Go through the resources available on the AFSA website, Bankruptcy Act, IPR and PIR newsletters.

What kind of questions are asked in a registration interview?

AFSA has released practice interview questions and answers to help applicants prepare for the technical complexity of questions asked at the interview: