Practical experience

As part of your journey to become a qualified ACCA member, you must demonstrate relevant skills and experience within a real work environment. This is what the PER (Practical Experience Requirement) is all about.

What do you need to do?

To complete PER , you will need to:

  • achieve 36 months of supervised experience in a relevant accounting or finance role(s)
  • complete nine performance objectives (five Essentials and four Technical)
  • record your progress online in MyExperience
  • have your experience signed off by a practical experience supervisor.

If you've not thought about PER yet then have a look at our PER quick guide (PDF, 85 KB) to help get you started.

PER explained

The video provides an overview of PER and explains:

  • the amount and type of experience you need to gain
  • performance objectives
  • what a practical experience supervisor is and how to choose one
  • how to record your experience.

You can also read more about PER by using the links within the 'Additional PER information and support' section.