Examples of misconduct

Find more information on the activities we consider as misconduct.

What is misconduct

Misconduct includes (but is not limited to) any act or omission which brings, or is likely to bring, discredit to ACCA, a student, affiliate, member, or firm of ACCA or to the accountancy profession.  This may include serious breaches of ACCA's regulations and/or exam guidelines. Engaging in misconduct risk invalidating your results, as well as impacting the creditibility, security and fairness of the ACCA Qualification.

To further support your understanding of misconduct, we have provided some examples below.

How to act ethically

The vast majority of students study for the ACCA Qualification in a way that upholds our ethical values. To avoid being at risk of an investigation, you should adhere to our Qualification integrity values. 

View our Qualification integrity values

Access our support

If you are struggling with any aspect of the ACCA Qualification, we have a range of study and wellbeing support resources which can help you. 

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Students who engage in misconduct

Risk facing damaging consequences to their future prospects. We have sophisticated processes to identity potental cases of misconduct and each case is thoroughly investigated.

Act ethically, access our support and avoid the temptation of taking up offers from individuals or third parties who falsely claim they can provide shortcuts to completing the ACCA Qualification.

Learn more about the consequences of misconduct