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Whether you are new to CBEs (Computer-Based Exams) and want to apply for a licence, or are an existing CBE centre looking for support, this section will provide you with everything you need.

Benefits of CBEs



Students are not restricted to the paper-based exam sessions as CBEs can be sat at any time of the year.

CBE re-sits can also be taken at any time. There is no restriction on the number of times a student can re-sit exams by CBE.

Instant results 

The student's result is displayed on the computer screen at the end of the exam.


Once the student's result has been uploaded by the CBE centre it is transferred to the student's ACCA account within 72 hours.

CBEs are available for the first seven exams within the Foundation-level awards and F1, F2, F3 and F4 (English and Global) from the ACCA Qualification.


Foundations in Accountancy

  • FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
  • MA1 Management Information
  • FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
  • MA2 Managing Costs and Finance
  • FAB Accountant in Business
  • FFA Financial Accounting
  • FMA Management Accounting

ACCA Qualification

  • F1 Accountant in Business
  • F2 Management Accounting
  • F3 Financial Accounting
  • F4 (English and Global) Corporate and Business Law

Applications for a CBE Licence are submitted online.

Before you submit your application to become a licensed CBE centre, you must review the terms and conditions and technical requirements documents to ensure your centre are compliant.

All CBE Licences run until 31 March each year and must be renewed annually.

If you have not yet renewed for the 2015/16 CBE Licensing year, please Opt In for renewal using the Relicence Options link located on the CBE Centre Account Maintenance section on myACCA.

Please note that you will only be able to submit a renewal application for this year if you were licensed in the previous year.

If you have any questions or need any help, please do not hesitate to contact the CBE Licensing team at

CBE Lounge

The Lounge is your support area for everything CBE, including:

  • Technical support guides
  • CBE fees
  • Guidance for invigilators
  • Licensed CBE centre logos
  • Access to the CBE Online Administration System

Last updated: 21 Nov 2015