Before you can become a Certified Accounting Technician, you must:
You can read more about FPER and what is expected of you on this page.
Supporting guides are also available to download from the 'Additional information and support' section below.
As part of the Certified Accounting Technician qualification, you need to demonstrate that you can apply your skills and knowledge within the workplace.
The FPER programme is designed to help you:
FPER (Foundations in Practical Experience Requirement) must be completed by all students who have registered for CAT.
To gain CAT holder status students need to:
If you work for an ACCA Approved Employer who holds Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) trainee development approval at Gold or Platinum level, they may allow you to claim a performance objective exemption. This means that you do not need to document completing the performance objectives in My Experience.
However, it is important to confirm whether they want to allow you to claim the performance objectives exemption and that your employer has the necessary level of approval.
If you qualify for the exemption, you will still need to achieve 12 months' experience and record this in My Experience.
The FPER two Essentials performance objectives count towards fulfilling the ACCA Qualification PER (Practical Experience Requirement).
Once you have completed the FPER you will be able to claim the following towards completing the ACCA qualification PER:
*If you claimed the Approved Employer exemption, you can still claim the two matched Essentials performance objectives even though you have not actually demonstrated achieving them in your My Experience record.
All documents outlined are available from the 'related documents' area on this page.
The FPER guide provides useful information, including:
The practical experience supervisor guide explains:
The FPER performance objectives booklet provides:
If you work for an Approved Employer who holds trainee development CAT approval at Gold or Platinum level ensure that this form is completed and returned to ACCA when:
We will update My Experience to show the performance objectives you have achieved while with the Approved Employer.