The global body for professional accountants


Having the ‘ACCA’ letters after your name links you with a tradition of excellence, drive for innovation and high global ethical standards that is recognisable to employers around the world.

ACCA membership is your key to professional opportunities throughout the world. And because the portability of our professional qualification is one of the main reasons people undertake ACCA studies, you’re likely to run into fellow members, should you opt for a globe-trotting career or a fixed-term overseas stint to bolster your CV with international experience.

Applying online

The quickest and easiest way is via ACCA online registration - it should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete.


You can save your part-completed application at any time and return to it later. To return to a saved application you will need to enter your ACCA reference number. This will have been emailed to you when you saved your application.


Applying online also allows you to upload all your supporting documents. This means your ACCA application will be processed much quicker and you will know at which level you can start your studies shortly after submitting your application.

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Please also read the online application guide before you apply to make sure you fully understand the process.

Download the online application user guide, PDF format, 1.06 MB

Please watch this short video for guidance on how to complete ACCA’s online application form.

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Before you apply, please check that you have read and fully understand the relevant information on:

You will be asked about your preferences on these in the online application - and will need to answer them to complete the process.

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In order to complete the application you will need to provide the following:

  • proof of any qualifications
  • proof of identity
  • passport-style photograph.

If you choose to apply online and upload your documents, you will need to complete your application by making your payment online.

Please note that each document file size must not exceed 2 MB. A maximum of 20 files may be uploaded. Permitted file types include:

  • Plain text files (TXT format)
  • Microsoft Word (DOC format)
  • Microsoft Excel (XLS format)
  • Images (in BMP, GIF, JPEG or TIFF format)
  • Adobe PDF.

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If you already have some qualifications you may not have to take all of the exams in the ACCA Qualification or Foundations in Accountancy awards. These are called exemptions and mean that you will start your studies at the right level for your knowledge and skill.

You should apply for exemptions when you first register as a student with ACCA – you can do this by entering your qualification details during the application process, and our database will confirm any exemptions that may be available to you. You must send official proof of any qualifications you already have or are studying for along with your registration form so that we can assess if you are eligible for exemptions, or send in copies (not originals) along with your registration form if applying by post

When your exemptions have been awarded, you will be issued with an exemption notification and an invoice. You will need to pay an exemption fee for each paper awarded. Exemption fees are charged at the early exam entry fee. Students are charged a one-off fee for each exemption awarded to cover administration costs.

To see our frequently asked questions on exemptions, please follow this link.

Our exemption enquiry database details all exemptions that may be available on the basis of qualifications held by students. This includes exemptions awarded to accredited programmes and exemptions awarded using our exemption framework

We have produced a user guide to the exemption enquiry database, which provides a short step-by-step guide to checking what exemptions you may be eligible to claim.

Download the exemption enquiry database user guide, PDF format, 686kB


You can register at any time of the year. The easiest and quickest way to apply is online.

If you can't apply online, you will need to submit a paper application form. Contact ACCA Connectand we’ll send an application form to you.

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Exams currently take place in June and December in all markets. In September 2015 ACCA will be offering an additional exam session in some selected markets, before introducing four exam sessions a year in all markets in 2016.


If you choose to apply online and post your documents, then you may complete your application by using any of the following methods of payment:

  • Credit/debit card
  • PayPal
  • Alipay*
  • Cheque
  • Banker's draft
  • Postal order

*If experiencing any difficulty with Alipay, please refer to their website for help.


The following fees apply from 9 November 2014 (and are subject to change without written notice):

ACCA Qualification and Foundations in Accountancy Fees 
Initial registration   £79
Annual subscription £83
Re-registration fee  £79*

Additional fees may apply to register with the relevant Joint Examination Scheme partner- please contact the Joint Exam Scheme partner for details.

*plus unpaid fees


These will apply to you when you want to enter for exams after you have registered for the ACCA Qualificaton.

ACCA Qualification fees

Exam level Exam
June 2015December
  Exam feeExam fee
  (per exam)(per exam)
F1, F2 and F3
Early £71£71
 Standard £76£76
 Late*  £231£231
F4, F5, F6, F7, F8 and F9
Early £90£90
 Standard £96£96
 Late* £252£252
P1, P2 and P3 (and any two
from P4, P5, P6 and P7)
Early  £103£104
 Standard £111£112
 Late*  £266£268

Foundation level fees

Exam levelExam entryJune 2015December 2015
 periodexam feeexam fee
  (per exam)(per exam)
FA1 and MA1Early £50£50
 Standard £53£53
FA2 and MA2Early£50£50
FAB, FMA and FFAEarly£71£71
FTX, FAU and FFMEarly£71£71

*The late exam entry facility is only available via myACCA for students who have not already entered for the exam session. During the late exam entry period no exam entries can be amended (irrespective of when the entry was made).


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Please confirm the course you are applying for.

ACCA wishes to support you with your registration and we may contact you by email or telephone using the details you provide on subsequent registration pages. We will not contact you until you receive a registration ID from us and at that point you may log into myACCA to amend your communication preferences. We will also provide you with further opportunities to be removed from communications regarding registration. Further information on how ACCA uses your personal data can be found on our Data Protection Notice.



Last updated: 18 Mar 2015