Getting started with ACCA

Welcome to ACCA

Congratulations for choosing ACCA qualifications as your route to becoming a qualified accountant!

This section will provide you with everything you need to know as an ACCA student, from accessing your personalised myACCA account and updating your contact details, studying and registering for exams, receiving your results, right through to applying for Membership.

Watch our video to find out how to get started on your ACCA journey.

If you haven’t registered to become an ACCA student yet, find out more about our range of Accountancy Qualifications 

Student Welcome Pack

Your welcome pack will provide you with everything you need to get started as an ACCA student; from guidance on how to set up your personalised myACCA account, studying and registering for exams,to preparing for your dream career.

Download your Student Welcome Pack

You can also download your wall planner, which lists all the key Exam sessions dates for 2019.

Download your Exam sessions wall planner


Pass mark

The ACCA Qualification sets the highest standards for accountancy all over the world. ACCA students and members are finance professionals with outstanding technical skills, an ethical approach – and the ability to become a valued strategic partner in the organisations you choose to work for. This is why the ACCA Qualification is sought after and valued by employers and regulators around the world. So it stands to reason that our exams are rigorous, that our pass mark is 50%.

You do need basic proficiency in maths and English to complete the ACCA Qualification.To help you achieve the path to success, we will provide you with lots of guidance, resources and support to help you achieve your ACCA Qualification. This includes self-assessment modules to test your ability and BPP language support for those who needs it.

Managing your ACCA account

myACCA is home to your personalised ACCA account, where you can update your contact details, employment details and enter for exams.

Qualification structure and requirements

Learn more about the structure of our qualifications, and requirements for professional ethics and practical experience:

The competency framework

Explore the competency framework to find out how the professional competencies developed by the ACCA Qualification prepare you for a range of accountancy and finance job opportunities. Learn how exam options relate to job roles and discover how ethics and the practical experience requirement relate to a range of career opportunities. 

Plan, book and change exams

Visit the exam entry and administration section to enter for your exams or to change exams you've already booked. 

Help with preparing for exams

Exam support resources

We have a wide range of resources available to help you prepare for success in your exams.

You can practice exam-style questions, gain insights from the Examining Team on how to approach the exam, or broaden your understanding of exam topics.

Apps for students and professionals

Our free apps for Apple and Android devices include advice on passing exams and gaining experience, key dates, the location of tuition providers and CBE centres, push notifications and alerts of important updates, and access to our contact centre.

Student Accountant magazine

Student Accountant is ACCA’s magazine for students, including articles on exam technique, learning tips, professional skills, career guidance and lots more.

Connecting with ACCA

The Learning Community, student blogs, Facebook and our customer services team are great places to get support.