Should I claim my exemptions?
Exemptions stop you from having to study the same topics that you have already been taught. This is great if you have recently achieved a qualification, as it's still fresh in your mind. However, if you are thinking of claiming an ACCA exemption based on qualifications you gained years ago, or if you have been working in a field other than accountancy for some time, you may need to take the exam.
Studying for the exam will allow you to refresh your knowledge and will ensure you are sufficiently prepared for the higher level papers, which go into topics in greater depth.
If you are not sure whether to apply for an exemption, why not have a look through our past exam papers? If you are not confident you could pass the exam right now, you should study for that paper and take the exam.
If you intend to complete the BSc degree in Applied Accounting, please be aware that Oxford Brookes University gives credit for exemptions awarded to ACCA students for any of the Fundamental level Papers F1 to F6, but a student must sit and pass the ACCA Fundamentals Papers F7, F8 and F9 to be eligible for the BSc degree. Oxford Brookes is not able to give credit for exemptions based on qualifications gained more than 10 years ago.
Applying for ACCA exemptions and myACCA security
ACCA students are encouraged to study with ACCA approved learning partners to obtain quality tuition and assistance in the payment process. ACCA students should obtain further information regarding ACCA Approved Learning Partners; additional information can be obtained from your local ACCA office or our website.
- ACCA students must not in any circumstances share their myACCA login details or password with any other persons, including ACCA Exchange/Approved Partners.
- If a student believes a third party has knowledge of their myACCA login and/ or password they must change their login details and password immediately and notify ACCA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Application for exemptions should only ever be made by students liaising directly with ACCA and not via third parties (other than Exchange/Approved Employers provided they have signed approval from the student).
- To make it easier for ACCA students to pay for exemptions or any other ACCA fee, a number of our national offices have been working in partnership with local banks to offer pre-paid debit cards. For further information please contact your local ACCA office.
ACCA students must ensure that the proof of completion of qualification and the official transcript of all subjects studied are authentic. To submit, permit, cause to be submitted false or fraudulent documentation to ACCA in support of an application for exemptions will result in disciplinary proceedings being brought by ACCA against you and this may result in your removal from the register.