How and when you start taking exams will depend on different factors including any prior qualifications you already have and any exemptions you might be entitled to. So before you look at the different exam methods described below, it may be useful for you to first become familiar with the overall structure of the ACCA qualification.
Once you are familar with the qualification, you may also wish to check if you are entitled to any exemptions based on your prior study, and make sure that they have been awarded before finalising your exam plans.
ACCA Computer Based Exams
All of our exams are taken by computer-based exam (CBE), which as you progress through the ACCA Qualification will support your employability and professional skills by using the same tools finance professionals use in business.
Depending on where you are in the qualification you will sit an on demand or a session-based exam at one of our four exam sessions throughout the year.
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.
These take place during our four exam sessions which take place in March, June, September and December. You’ll need to book your exam ahead of the deadline for each session and you’ll receive your results approximately 6 weeks after taking your exam.