Exam method

All our exams are taken by computer based exam (CBE) method. Some are available on demand, whilst others are available during our exam sessions. Your location will also determine whether you can take exams at an exam centre or as a remotely invigilated exam. Find out more about our exam methods and your options.

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On-demand or session CBEs

All our exams are taken as either on-demand or session CBEs.  There are some important differences between the two exam formats such as their availability, exam structure and how you can book the exam.

Use our table below to find out how and when each exam is offered.

Stage Exam nameExam typeAvailable
Foundations in AccountancyMA1On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyMA2On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFA1On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFA2On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFBTOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFFAOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFAUSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFFMSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-LSOSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-MYSSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-SGPSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-UKSession CBEJune and December
Applied KnowledgeBTOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied KnowledgeMAOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied KnowledgeFAOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied SkillsPMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsFRSession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsAASession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsFMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsLW-BWASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-CYPSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-ENGOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied SkillsLW-GLOOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied SkillsLW-HGKSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-IRLSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-MYSSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsLW-MLASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-RUSSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-SGPSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsLW-VNMSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-ZAFSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-ZWESession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-BWASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-CHNSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-CYPSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-CZESession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-HKGSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-HUNSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-IRLSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-LSOSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-MWISession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-MYSSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-MLASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-PKNSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-POLSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-ROMSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-RUSSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-SGPSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-UKSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-VNMSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-ZAFSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-ZWESession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalSBLSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAFMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAPMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-CYPSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-HKGSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-IRLSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-MYSSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-MLASession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-SGPSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-UKSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-ZAFSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-INTSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-IRLSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-SGPSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-UKSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
DipIFRDipIFR-INTSession CBEJune and December
DipIFRDipIFR-RUSSession CBEJune and December

On-demand CBEs

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.

To book an on-demand CBE contact an exam centre directly to arrange a time and date that suits you.  Alternatively, in selected locations, you can also take an on-demand CBE as a remotely invigilated exam.

Find out more about how to book an on-demand CBE

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Session CBEs

These take place during our exam sessions and are booked using Exam Planner. Depending on the exam, you may be required to use word processing, spreadsheet and slide presentation tools - enhancing your employability skills. 

Book a session CBE

Depending on your location session based exams will be offered in exam centres or as remotely invigilated exams. Use the table below to find out how session CBEs are offered in your location.

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Exam availability by location

Select your location using the dropdown menu to find out exam availability in your area.

LocationSession CBEs
AfghanistanDue to security measures, only remotely invigilated exams will be offered during the September 21 exam session.
AlbaniaTaking place at exam centres
AndorraAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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AngulliaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Antigua and BarbudaTaking place at exam centres
ArgentinaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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ArmeniaTaking place at exam centres
AustraliaTaking place at exam centres and available as remotely invigilated exams in September 2021
AustriaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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AzerbaijanTaking place at exam centres
BahamasTaking place at exam centres
BahrainTaking place at exam centres
BangladeshTaking place at exam centres
BarbadosTaking place at exam centres
BelarusTaking place at exam centres
BelgiumAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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BelizeAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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BermudaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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BhutanAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Bosnia HerzogovinaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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BotswanaTaking place at exam centres
BrazilAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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British Virgin IslandsAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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BulgariaTaking place at exam centres
CambodiaDue to Covid-19 contingency measures, only remotely invigilated exams will be offered during the September 21 exam session.
CameroonTaking place at exam centres
CanadaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only in September.

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Canary IslandsAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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ChileAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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China, Peoples Rep ofTaking place at exam centres
ColombiaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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CroatiaTaking place at exam centres
CyprusTaking place at exam centres
Czech RepublicTaking place at exam centres
DenmarkAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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DominicaTaking place at exam centres
EgyptTaking place at exam centres
EritreaTaking place at exam centres
EstoniaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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EswatiniTaking place at exam centres
EthiopiaTaking place at exam centres
FinlandAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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FranceTaking place at exam centres
GambiaTaking place at exam centres
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GermanyTaking place at exam centres
GhanaTaking place at exam centres
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HungaryTaking place at exam centres
IcelandAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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IndiaTaking place at exam centres and available as remotely invigilated exams in September 2021
IndonesiaTaking place at exam centres and available as remotely invigilated exams in September 2021
Iran, Islamic Republic ofTaking place at exam centres
IraqTaking place at exam centres in June and December exam sessions.

Available as remotely invigilated exams only in September 21.

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Ireland

Taking place at exam centres and available as remotely invigilated exams in September 2021.

Waterford and Athlone exam centres will not be running September 2021.

ItalyAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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JamaicaTaking place at exam centres
JapanAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Jordan

Taking place at exam centres in June and December exam sessions.

Available as remotely invigilated exams only in September 21.

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KazakhstanTaking place at exam centres
KenyaTaking place at exam centres
KosovaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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KrygstanAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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KuwaitTaking place at exam centres
LaosAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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LatviaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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LebanonTaking place at exam centres in June and December exam sessions.

Available as remotely invigilated exams only in September 21.

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LesothoTaking place at exam centres
LiechtensteinAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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LithuaniaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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MaltaTaking place at exam centres
MauritiusTaking place at exam centres
MexicoAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Moldova, Republic ofTaking place at exam centres
MongoliaTaking place at exam centres
MonacoAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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MontenegroAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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MontserratAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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MozambiqueTaking place at exam centres
MyanmarDue to Covid-19 contingency measures, only remotely invigilated exams will be offered during the September 21 exam session.
NamibiaTaking place at exam centres
NepalTaking place at exam centres
NetherlandsTaking place at exam centres
New ZealandTaking place at exam centres and available as remotely invigilated exams in September 2021.
NigeriaTaking place at exam centres
North MacedoniaTaking place at exam centres
NorwayAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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OmanTaking place at exam centres
Pacific IslandsAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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PakistanTaking place at exam centres
PeruAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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PhilippinesTaking place at exam centres and available as remotely invigilated exams in September 2021
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PortugalAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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QatarTaking place at exam centres
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Russian FederationTaking place at exam centres
RwandaTaking place at exam centres
Saint HelenaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Saint LuciaTaking place at exam centres
Saint Kitts and NevisAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Saint MaartenAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Saint Vincent and GrenadinesTaking place at exam centres
San MarinoAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Saudi ArabiaTaking place at exam centres
SerbiaTaking place at exam centres
SeychellesTaking place at exam centres
Sierra LeoneTaking place at exam centres
SingaporeTaking place at exam centres
Slovakia

Taking place at exam centres and available as remotely invigilated exams in September 21

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SloveniaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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SomaliaTaking place at exam centres
South AfricaTaking place at exam centres
SpainAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Sri LankaTaking place at exam centres
SudanTaking place at exam centres
SurinameAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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SwedenAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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SwitzerlandTaking place at exam centres
Taiwan RegionTaking place at exam centres
TajikistanAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Trinidad and TobagoTaking place at exam centres
TunisiaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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TurkeyTaking place at exam centres
TurkmenistanAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Turks and CaicosAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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UgandaTaking place at exam centres
UkraineTaking place at exam centres
United Arab EmiratesTaking place at exam centres
United KingdomTaking place at exam centres
USAAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only in September 2021.

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UzbekistanTaking place at exam centres
VenezuelaAvailable as remotely invigilated exams only. There will be no physical exam centres available in this location for the forseeable future.

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Viet NamDue to Covid-19 contingency measures, only remotely invigilated exams will be offered during the September 21 exam session.
ZambiaTaking place at exam centres
ZimbabweTaking place at exam centres