Whether you are a prospective centre and want to apply for a license to offer on-demand CBEs, or are an existing licensed CBE centre looking for support, this section will provide you with everything you need.

We offer two different types of Computer-based exam (CBE); on-demand CBEs and session CBEs. This section provides you with details of our on-demand CBEs.

Session CBEs are available during the timetabled four exam session weeks and offer a host of benefits, such as increasing students' employability skills and providing a more practical and modern exam experience. For more information on session CBEs please visit the exam changes section of our website.


CBEs can be sat at any time of the year and re-sits can also be taken at any time. There is no restriction on the number of times a student can re-sit exams by CBE.

Instant results 

The student's result is displayed on the computer screen at the end of the exam.


Once the student's result has been uploaded by the CBE centre it is transferred to the student's ACCA account within 72 hours.

CBEs are available for the first seven exams within the Foundation-level awards, and Accountant in Business (AB), Management Accounting (MA), Financial Accounting (FA), Corporate and Business Law (LW-ENG) and Corporate and Business Law (LW-GLO) from the ACCA Qualification.


Foundations in Accountancy

  • FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
  • MA1 Management Information
  • FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
  • MA2 Managing Costs and Finance
  • FAB Accountant in Business
  • FFA Financial Accounting
  • FMA Management Accounting

ACCA Qualification

  • Accountant in Business (AB)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)
  • Corporate and Business Law (LW-ENG) & Corporate and Business Law (LW-GLO)

Applications for a CBE Licence are submitted online.

Before you submit your application to become a licensed CBE centre, you must review the terms and conditions and technical requirements documents to ensure your centre are compliant.

All CBE Licences run until 31 March and must be renewed at the end of each licence period.

If you have not yet renewed for the current CBE Licensing period, please Opt In for renewal using the Relicence Options link located on the CBE Centre Account Maintenance section on myACCA.

If you have any questions or need any help, please do not hesitate to contact the CBE Licensing team at cbelicence@accaglobal.com

CBE Lounge

The Lounge is your support area for everything CBE, including:

  • Technical support guides
  • CBE fees
  • Guidance for invigilators
  • Licensed CBE centre logos
  • Access to the CBE Online Administration System

Last updated: 12 Jun 2018