Types of certificates

ACCA awards certificates on the completion of certain exams within the ACCA Qualification and Foundation-level qualifications.

The certificates are official documents and can be downloaded at anytime from myACCA.

Please see below for a summary of exam certificates awarded.

ACCA Qualification

Certificate of Achievement

Students are awarded a Certificate of Achievement if they achieve a pass mark of 85% or above for individual passes in the Accountant in Business (AB), Management Accounting (MA), or Financial Accounting (FA) for paper based or computer based exams.  The certificate of achievement is also available for Corporate and Business Law (LW) since June 2015 for 85% or above.

ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4)

Students are awarded the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) when they have successfully completed the Accountant in Business (AB), Management Accounting (MA) and Financial Accounting (FA) exams (at least one of which must have been sat and passed), plus completion of Foundations in Professionalism. Students who obtain full exemptions will not be awarded the Certificate.

Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business

Students are awarded the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business when they have successfully completed (either passed or exempt) the Applied Skills exams. At least two of these papers must have been sat and passed; one of these passes must have been achieved on or after 1st June 2011 exam session. The Ethics and Professional Skills module (or if previously completed the Professional Ethics module) must also have been completed. Students who obtain full exemptions will not be awarded the Certificate.

A positive result is required for all of the Applied Knowledge and Skills exams in order for the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business certificate to be awarded.

Strategic Professional Certificate

Students are awarded a Strategic Professional Certificate when they have successfully completed all the Strategic Professional exams of the ACCA Qualification.  These are the two Strategic Professional Essentials exams and any two of the Strategic Professional Options exams.

Foundations in Accountancy

ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2)

Students are awarded an ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2) when they have successfully completed Papers FA1 and MA1 (at least one of which must have been sat and passed), plus completion of Foundations in Professionalism. Students who obtain full exemptions will not be awarded the Certificate.

ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3)

Students are awarded an ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3) when they have successfully completed Papers FA2 and MA2 (at least one of which must have been sat and passed), plus completion of Foundations in Professionalism. Students who obtain full exemptions will not be awarded the Certificate.

ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4)

Students are awarded the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) when they have successfully completed Papers FAB, FMA and FFA (one of which must have been sat and passed) plus completion of Foundations in Professionalism. Students who obtain full exemptions will not be awarded the Certificate. 

ACCA Certificate in Taxation (RQF Level 4)

Students are awarded the ACCA Certificate in Taxation (RQF Level 4) certificate when they have successfully completed Paper FTX which must have been sat and passed plus completion of Foundations in Professionalism. Students who obtain an exemption will not be awarded the Certificate. 

ACCA Certificate in Audit (RQF Level 4)

Students are awarded the ACCA Certificate in Audit (RQF Level 4) certificate when they have successfully completed Paper FAU which must have been sat and passed plus completion of Foundations in Professionalism. Students who obtain an exemption will not be awarded the Certificate. 

ACCA Certificate in Financial Management (RQF Level 4)

Students are awarded the ACCA Certificate in Financial Management (RQF Level 4) certificate when they have successfully completed Paper FFM which must have been sat and passed plus completion of Foundations in Professionalism. Students who obtain an exemption will not be awarded the Certificate.