Covid-19 exam information

Our key priority is to ensure health and safety while our students continue their ACCA journey during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we’re working hard with local governments around the world to ensure that exam centres operate safely.

Where local restrictions mean that it is not possible to take an exam at a centre, we have been working with our exam partners to offer the opportunity to take exams using remote invigilation.

You can find the latest information on centre availability below, along with further links to important information about centre and remote exams.

December 2020 latest

Last updated: 27 November 2020

Exam status in your location

All centre-based exams have been cancelled in the following countries:

Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Curacao, Cyprus*, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Kazakhstan, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, St Lucia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vatican City, Venezuela. 

*ATX Cyprus will still take place in exam centre

All centre-based exams have also been cancelled at the following test centre locations:

Malaysia: Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sibu

UK: Aberdeen (Station Hotel test centre only), Bournemouth, Bristol (Arnos Hotel test centre only), Chelmsford (Anglian Ruskin University and County Hotel test centres only), Inverness, Norwich, Reading, Stevenage, Swansea (Grand Hotel test centre only), Truro, Watford.

Travel for ‘essential purposes connected with a course of study’ is permitted during the Scottish Government’s current travel restrictions.  Therefore, students regardless of their location are allowed to travel directly to and from any of our Scottish exam centres.

Romania: Cluj, Timisoara

South Africa: Bloemfontein, East London, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth

Jordan: Amman (centre based exams taking place on the Friday only - all other centre based exams going ahead)

Foundations in Accountancy, Applied Skills and DipIFR exams have been cancelled at centres in the following locations (Strategic Professional exams will continue to take place in centre):

Anguilla, Turks and Caicos

Remote exam availability

All students in locations where the centre-based exam has been cancelled will be offered the opportunity to take their exam remotely. Some variant exams are not available as remote exams, please refer to the exam timetable for further information

In all other locations, centre-based exams are scheduled to go ahead. Should this situation change we will notify students by email at the earliest opportunity.

Centre exams

The health and safety of our staff and students remains the top priority. If your centre exam is going ahead at the December session and you have any questions on this, our dedicated centre-based exam FAQs may help you.