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How to become a chartered certified accountant with the ACCA Qualification.

Choose to study accounting with ACCA and we will provide you with skills and knowledge relevant to any business, which means you are free to choose which type of accountancy role and organisation you want to work for.

There is a strong focus on professional values, ethics and governance. This is essential because the profession is moving towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation and legislation, which is why our qualification has an increased focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting.

Professionalism and ethics is examined at the highest level in the ACCA Qualification. It is also a main part of the practical experience you must complete to qualify.

To qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:

  • exams - a minimum of five of 14 exams (nine are eligible for exemption*)
  • experience - record 36 months' experience in a relevant role
  • ethics - the Professional Ethics module.

*Nine of the exams which are part of the qualification will not need to be taken if you have other relevant qualifications at the same level. You will need to provide proof of your previous qualifications so you can claim exemptions.

Achieve qualifications along the way

On your way to ACCA membership, there are lots of qualifications you can achieve along the way. This is a great way to show your knowledge and skills to employers and helps keep you on track and motivated. You can achieve:

  • a Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University
  • an MSc in Professional Accountancy awarded by University of London

English language support for ACCA

If English is not your first language and you need additional help and support in this area BPP University English Language Support for ACCA can help you succeed. It gives you targeted support for each exam you take.

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Changes to the ACCA Qualification

Find out more about the redesigned professional level coming in September 2018.

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Want to know what our students really think about their ACCA experience? Read views from a range of different student bloggers and get study tips on what has worked and not worked for them!

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