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What is exemption accreditation?

Accreditation enables ACCA to award a specific level of exemption to graduates of an educational programme following a full assessment of the programme's regulations, syllabus and assessments.

Benefits of exemption accreditation

Accreditation of your programmes ensures that students registering with ACCA will receive a level of exemption which matches the knowledge and skills gained from their previous qualifications.

Your students will benefit from knowing which module choices will lead to maximum exemption from ACCA's examinations, and will be assured of receiving the appropriate level of exemption immediately upon registration with ACCA.

Exemption Accreditation Resources

ACCA’s accreditation handbook is primarily intended as a source of information for course leaders of educational programmes for which accreditation is already held, or is being sought. 

It may also provide useful information for other parties, such as departmental heads, student advisers, and anyone with an interest in ACCA’s accreditation and exemption guidelines.

The accreditation handbook provides all of the information and guidance you need to make an accreditation application, including: 

  • syllabus coverage
  • review of programme assessments
  • comparability of examinations
  • how to make an application
  • supporting documentation 

The accreditation application form accompanies ACCA’s accreditation handbook, and is an alternative method of making an accreditation application to the online accreditation facility.

Students seeking exemption information should visit the 'Students' section.


Last updated: 8 Mar 2014

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