Covid-19 exam information

Our key priority is to ensure health and safety while our students continue their ACCA journey during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we’re working hard with local governments around the world to ensure that exam centres operate safely.

Where local restrictions mean that it is not possible to take an exam at a centre, we have been working with our exam partners to offer the opportunity to take exams using remote invigilation. 

You can find the latest information on centre availability below, along with further links to important information about centre and remote exams.

March 2021 latest

Last updated: 26 February 2021

Exam status in your location

Centre exams that were due to take place at the following locations have been cancelled:

American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Australia (special centres only), Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea (Applied Skills only), Estonia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland (Northern and Republic) Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia (only Applied Skills exams and surplus Strategic Professional entries) Montserrat, Monaco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand (special centres only) Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovenia, Slovakia, Soloman Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, Suriname, Sweden, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turks & Caicos, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yap, Zimbabwe. 

In addition, the following centres have been cancelled.  All other centres in these countries are still operating as normal. 

Francistown (Botswana), Yogyakarta (Indonesia), Timisoara (Romania), Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Kazan (Applied skills only - Russia), Thessaloniki (Greece).

Remote exams have also been made available to students based in India who were unable to make a centre booking before the exam deadline.

Remote exam availability

If you are in a location where your exam centre has been cancelled, you may be offered the opportunity to take your exam remotely. Exam entry for remote exams will be available from 25 January on Exam Planner. 

Full details on these exams can be found on our remote session exam hub, which provides full details of:

  • the minimum technical requirements you must have to successfully run the exams
  • exam booking information including entry deadlines
  • exam preparation guidance and
  • what to expect on exam day.

Centre exams

The health and safety of our staff and students remains our top priority.

We have put precautionary measures in place at all centres running exams during the pandemic, so that you can continue to take your exam in a safe environment.  Further information on these measures can be found below, along with centre-based exam FAQs.