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Inactive students must re-register to the ACCA/FIA Qualification prior to attempting an exam.

There are 2 ways to re-register with ACCA to continue your studies:

Call ACCA Connect on +44 (0)141 582 2000

If you wish to pay for your re-registration by credit card, please call ACCA Connect on the number above and your account will be re-activated immediately. For security and verification purposes please have your registration number, email address and mailing address handy.

Complete a re-registration form

If you wish to re-register and pay using a cheque/bank draft, download and complete the re-registration form below and return it to ACCA by post as detailed on the application form. 

Your application will be processed within 10 working days of receipt.

Download the Re-registration Form (PDF, 61KB)


Residents of Joint Scheme countries

If you are resident in a country where ACCA works in partnership with a local accountancy body, and operates as part of a Joint Examination Scheme or Joint Pathway Programme, you must re-register in accordance with the terms of the joint scheme.  Click here for a full list of our joint scheme partners.

If you are resident in a joint scheme country but this is NOT listed in the table below, please use the general re-registration form, found above.

If your country of residence appears below, please use the form provided. 

Once re-registered with your joint scheme, you will be eligible to apply for re-registration with ACCA and can do this over the phone by calling ACCA on +44 (0)141 582 2000, as above.

Alternatively, if you wish to make payment using a cheque/bank draft, please submit payment to ACCA directly at the below address and submit the re-registration application form to your joint scheme. Our joint scheme partner will forward your application onto ACCA once your re-registration with the joint scheme has been finalised.

Please submit cheques/bank drafts payments directly to:

Student Nurturing Team
110 Queen Street
Glasgow, G1 3BX

Exam time limits

It is important to note that ACCA introduced a 7 year rule to replace the previous 10 year rule. This gives students more opportunity to complete the ACCA qualification.

All students who registered before 1st of January 2016 were given a final exam session date 10 years from when they initially registered. The transitional arrangements are that these students will not be at risk of losing any Professional level papers until they reach their 10 year anniversary. So for example a student who was given a last session date of June 2017 will not be at risk of losing any Professional level papers until after this session.

There is no risk of losing any Fundamental level passes. Students will have unlimited time to pass all 9 Fundamental level papers with the 7 year time limit starting from the first Professional level pass.

Under the new policy, Professional Level exam passes will only expire after 7 years if students have not completed their exams. All Professional exams must be passed within a rolling 7 year period.

See more information about the 7 year rule.



You will need to pay a re-registration fee together with any fees that were outstanding when you left the register.

All students who register on or before 08 May will be invoiced in May for their annual subscription fee. This is because you will be eligible to sit exams in the June, September and December sessions. An invoice for your annual subscription fee will be issued in November each year and this is payable on or before the 1st of January for the following year.


myACCA access

Unfortunately if your account is suspended, you will be unable to access myACCA to make a payment and re-register.

Once your account is re-registered you will be able to access your myACCA account again and use all the services that are available online, e.g. payments, enter exams etc.

Last updated: 30 Jan 2017