To obtain an ACCA practising certificate or a combined practising certificate and audit qualification for the first time, members must obtain a period of relevant experience and complete a PCEF.

The new PCEF form requires the latest version of Adobe Reader DC.

To ensure the PCEF is completed in the correct format, please save a copy to your desktop before you start recording your experience.

The PCEF itself has three parts:

  • Part 1 contains the mandatory areas (Area A - E, together with guidance on completion of PCEF, the principal reviews and the time summary).
  • Part 2 contains the optional areas (Area F - J).
  • Part 3 relates to the audit area (Area K).

A member training towards a practising certificate must complete part 1 and part 2; a member training towards a practising certificate and audit qualification would complete all three parts.

In addition to the above documents, there are the following further resources below:

  • Guidance notes for each of the above PCEF areas which include comprehensive examples of completed statements of achievement.
  • A training principal guidance pack which outlines the responsibilities of a training principal when reviewing and signing the PCEF.

Please watch our webinar series and make sure you have read and understood the relevant guidance documents which includes comprehensive examples.

The new PCEF form requires the latest version of Adobe Reader DC.