ACCA expects all examination papers submitted for exemption assessment to be unique to the institution applying for exemption accreditation.
Upon receipt of your application ACCA will use specialist detection software to ascertain if your examinations are in fact unique. If plagiarism has been detected ACCA will be unable to proceed with an assessment of your programme until you have removed the plagiarised questions.
ACCA has made, and continues to make, significant investment to develop globally recognised and relevant qualifications. In order to protect the integrity and quality of the whole range of qualifications, all aspects of ACCA’s qualifications* are protected by copyright.
ACCA does not permit, under any circumstances, the unauthorised copying, reproduction or translation of ACCA’s qualifications. ACCA’s entire suite of qualifications remains the intellectual property of ACCA and should never be held out as the intellectual property of another party.
Any attempt to copy, replicate or translate any aspect of ACCA’s qualifications is an infringement of ACCA’s intellectual property rights and, as such, provides grounds for ACCA to pursue a claim for copyright infringement.
ACCA will pursue copyright infringement claims in the event that any of the circumstances outlined below occur:
- Copying, reproduction or translation of the content of any part of ACCA’s qualifications:
I. in full
II. where it is found that the substantive part of a text is a copy, reproduction or translation of any part of ACCA’s qualifications
- Copying, reproduction or translation of the style and/or design of any part of ACCA’s qualifications.
ACCA expects all stakeholders and interested parties to respect the intellectual property rights subsisting in its qualifications.
*ACCA’s qualifications include the syllabus and examinations for the ACCA Qualification, the Foundations in Accountancy suite of qualifications, the Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR), the Certificate in International Financial Reporting (CertIFR), the Certificate in International Auditing (CertIA), the Diploma in Financial Management (DipFM) as well as ACCA’s Foundations in Professionalism, the Ethics and Professional Skills Module and the objectives outlined in ACCA’s Practical Experience Requirement.