As part of your journey to become a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), you must demonstrate relevant skills and experience within a real work environment. This is what the FPER (Foundations Practical Experience Requirement) is all about
FPER is designed to help you apply and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you have learned through the exams. Developing your judgement, improving your performance in the workplace and allowing you to demonstrate the qualify of your work.
If you are applying via the FIA route, you will need to:
If you are a student gaining admission to CAT designation via the ACCA route you will need to satisfy a greater practical experience requirement:
These are essential, fundamental, business skills that accounting technicians need so you must achieve both.
There are 22 Technical performance objectives split into three groups. You'll complete six in total.
If you work for an ACCA Approved Employer who holds Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) trainee development approval at Gold or Platinum level, they may allow you to claim a performance objective exemption.
However, it is important to confirm whether they want to allow you to claim the performance objectives exemption and that your employer has the necessary level of approval.
If you qualify for the exemption, you will still need to achieve 12 months' experience and record this in MyExperience.
Once you have completed FPER you will be able to use the experience you have gained towards completing PER.
You can convert:
*If you've claimed the Approved Employer exemption, you can still claim the two equivalent performance objectives.