ACCA - The global body for professional accountants

BENEFITS OF ACCA MEMBERSHIP

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.

SAVING YOUR APPLICATION

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.

DOCUMENTS

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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

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BEFORE YOU APPLY

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.

YOUR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

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 by credit/debit card.

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.

EXEMPTIONS

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

 

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 Connect and we’ll send an application form to you.

EXAM ENTRY

 

Enter for your exams anytime and online. The earlier you do it the more money you save.

The exam fees for early, standard and late exam entry are listed below.

Online exam entry period Early Standard Late
June exam session Now - 8 Mar 9 Mar - 8 Apr 9 Apr - 8 May
December exam session Now - 8 Sep 9 Sep - 8 Oct 9 Oct - 8 Nov

Students can enter via paper from 8 February – 8 April for the June exams, and 8 August – 8 September for the December exams.

Easy to remember dates 
The closing dates for early, standard and late exam entry period are easy to remember – 8 is the date!

FEES & PAYMENT

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
  • Cheque
  • Banker's draft
  • Postal order

REGISTRATION AND SUBSCRIPTION FEES

 

The following fees apply from 9 November 2013 (and are subject to change without written notice):

ACCA Qualification and Foundations in Accountancy Fees 
Initial registration   £79
Annual subscription £81
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

EXAM ENTRY FEES

These will apply to you When you want to enter lor exams after you have registered lor the ACCA Qualificaton.

Exam level Exam entry period December June 2014 exam fee
(per exam)
December 2014 exam fee
(per exam)
ACCA Qualification fees      
Knowledge (F1 - F3) Early £69 £69
  Standard £74 £74
 

Late

£225

£225

Skills (F4 - F9)

Early

£87

£87

 

Standard

£93

£93

  Late £245 £245
Professional (P1 - P3 and any two from P4 - P7) Early £100 £100

Standard

£108 £108
Late £259 £259
Foundation Level fees
FA1 and MA1 Early £48 £48
  Standard £51 £51
  Late £202 £202
FA2 and MA2 Early £48 £48
  Standard £51 £51
  Late £202 £202
FAB. FMA and FFA Early £69 £69
  Standard £74 £74
  Late £225 £225
FTX, FAU and FFM Early £69 £69
  Standard £74 £74
  Late £225 £225

 

START APPLICATION

 

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Last updated: 24 Apr 2014