When you take one of our session based exams, you'll sit at one of our exam centres. ACCA operates over 400 exam centres in more than 140 countries, with the majority of these centres being available during our four exam sessions taking place in March, June, September and December.
Working with our partners, you can expect a professional and consistent exam experience at all of our exam centres regardless of your location.
When you book for a session based exam, you are asked where you would like to take the exam. The majority of our centres are available at all four exam sessions and do not require any additional venue fees.
We also run exam centres in areas with low student populations, as we endeavour to provide local access to sitting exams for as many students as possible. These are called special centres and students are required to pay additional fees to cover the costs of providing this provision, such as venue hire and invigiliation charges. Students are notified of these fees in advance of the exam.
There are two types of special centres, listed and unlisted centres.
Students are able to book these centres directly from the online booking system. We aim to provide these centres for paper/cbe exams in all four exam sessions, however this is not always possible due to cost, resourcing or other factors. Please check the exam booking system for session availability in your desired location.
Should an exam centre not be available locally, students can also request to take paper-based exams at an exam centre other than those listed on the exam booking system.
If you would like to make a request to sit your exam at an “unlisted special centre” you must submit your request and full exam entry details to us, by the early entry closing date, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “Centre not listed” as your subject field. These centres can only be requested for the June and December exam sessions.
It is only possible for us to arrange unlisted special centres if we are satisfied that the same standards of facilities and invigilation that exist at our regular centres will be available. If it is not possible for us to arrange an exam sitting at the location you have requested, you will be offered the opportunity to sit your exams at the nearest exam centre. You will then receive an email confirming your exam entry and any payment instructions that are required from you.
Unlisted special exam centres can be arranged for students with additional requirements, where appropriate.