Exam method

All our exams are taken by computer based exam (CBE) method. Some are available on demand, whilst others are available during our exam sessions. Your location will also determine whether you can take exams at an exam centre or as a remotely invigilated exam. Find out more about our exam methods and your options.

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On-demand or session CBEs

All our exams are taken as either on-demand or session CBEs.  There are some important differences between the two exam formats such as their availability, exam structure and how you can book the exam.

Use our table below to find out how and when each exam is offered.

Stage Exam nameExam typeAvailable
Foundations in AccountancyMA1On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyMA2On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFA1On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFA2On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFBTOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFFAOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFAUSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFFMSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-LSOSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-MYSSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-SGPSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-UKSession CBEJune and December
Applied KnowledgeBTOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied KnowledgeMAOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied KnowledgeFAOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied SkillsPMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsFRSession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsAASession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsFMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsLW-BWASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-CYPSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-ENGOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied SkillsLW-GLOOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied SkillsLW-HGKSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-IRLSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-MYSSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsLW-MLASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-RUSSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-SGPSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsLW-VNMSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-ZAFSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-ZWESession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-BWASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-CHNSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-CYPSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-CZESession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-HKGSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-HUNSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-IRLSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-LSOSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-MWISession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-MYSSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-MLASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-PKNSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-POLSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-ROMSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-RUSSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-SGPSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-UKSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-VNMSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-ZAFSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-ZWESession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalSBLSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAFMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAPMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-CYPSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-HKGSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-IRLSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-MYSSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-MLASession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-SGPSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-UKSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-ZAFSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-INTSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-IRLSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-SGPSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-UKSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
DipIFRDipIFR-INTSession CBEJune and December
DipIFRDipIFR-RUSSession CBEJune and December

On-demand CBEs

On-demand CBEs allow for flexibility in your studies as you can sit them at any time of the year. Your results are displayed immediately at the end of the exam and uploaded to your account within 72 hours.

To book an on-demand CBE contact an exam centre directly to arrange a time and date that suits you.  Alternatively, in selected locations, you can also take an on-demand CBE as a remotely invigilated exam.

Find out more about how to book an on-demand CBE

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Session CBEs

These take place during our exam sessions and are booked using Exam Planner. Depending on the exam, you may be required to use word processing, spreadsheet and slide presentation tools - enhancing your employability skills. 

Book a session CBE

Depending on your location session based exams will be offered in exam centres or as remotely invigilated exams. Use the table below to find out how session CBEs are offered in your location.

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Exam availability by location

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LocationSession CBEs
AlbaniaTaking place at exam centres
American SamoaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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ArgentinaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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ArmeniaTaking place at exam centres
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BelgiumAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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BelizeAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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BermudaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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BotswanaDue to Covid-19 contingency measures, only remotely invigilated exams will be offered during the September 21 exam session.

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Democratic Rep. of CongoAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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MonacoAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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MyanmarDue to Covid-19 contingency measures, only remotely invigilated exams will be offered for the December 21 session.
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NetherlandsTaking place at exam centres
New CaledoniaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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NigeriaTaking place at exam centres
North MacedoniaTaking place at exam centres
NorwayAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Pacific IslandsAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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TongaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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TurkeyAvailable at exam centres and as remotely invigilated exams.

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TuvaluAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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UgandaOrdinarily taking place in exam centres, but only available as remotely invigilated exams only in December 2021 due to Covid-19.

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UkraineTaking place at exam centres
United Arab EmiratesTaking place at exam centres
United Kingdom

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USAAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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UzbekistanTaking place at exam centres
VenezuelaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Viet Nam

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YapAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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