The global body for professional accountants

You are eligible to become an ACCA member as soon as you've completed:

  • your exams
  • the Professional Ethics module
  • the practical experience requirement by:
    • achieving 36 months' in a relevant accountancy or finance role
    • completing the required nine performance objectives or claiming the Approved Employer performance objective exemption
    • getting all of your experience signed off by your practical experience supervisor.

So make sure that you:

  • Regularly update your PER progress using My Experience. If you don’t you’ll miss the opportunity to receive an invite to become a member quickly and smoothly.
  • Keep copies of any documentation relating to your employment and relevant work experience; this may be required for PER audit purposes.
  • Complete the Professional Ethics module.
  • Keep your contact details up-to-date, particularly your email address, to ensure you receive your invitation to become an ACCA member.


All you have to do, once you have completed the steps above, is simply wait to receive your invitation. We will track your progress towards meeting the membership requirements then email or write to invite you to become a member as soon as you are ready. There is no need to apply.


You can still apply for membership once you have completed the steps above. You can do so online at myACCA or download and complete the application form in the Related Documents section and return it to us. 

Need more guidance? 

We want you to have a smooth and speedy transition to ACCA membership so here is some good advice to help ease you through the membership admission process.

Additional support

If you need help with your application, our dedicated customer services team is here to help. Launch web chat now for assistance.

Not ready yet?

If you are not yet ready for membership then we are happy to support you as you continue working towards completing your PER. Please remember to keep updating My Experience with your progress.

Last updated: 30 Aug 2016

Related documents

  • Membership application form

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