Important changes: F1–F3 and F4 (ENG and GLO only) and 
Foundation in Accountancy exams

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ACCA prides itself on being an organisation that is constantly innovating and moving forward. As of July 2017, ALL Foundation In Accountancy exams in your market will be computer-based (CBE), in order to improve the way we examine the Knowledge level of the ACCA Qualification – that’s F1, F2, F3 and F4 (English and Global).

This means that the last time you can sit any of these exams by paper will be at the June 2017 session. You can continue to register for the paper exams up until 8 May 2017.

(Please note: Foundations in Accountancy specialist exams will remain as paper until further notice. These include FAU Foundations in Audit, FTX Foundations in Taxation and FFM Foundations in Financial Management)

How do these changes affect me?

These changes will have no impact on your studies or learning outcomes. It will be the same content, examined on computer. There is online support on accaglobal.com to familiarise you with the look and feel of the examination. Further information

What are the benefits of sitting CBEs?

  • Flexibility – you can sit exams at any time of the year, so there is no need to wait for the June and December exam sessions. Plus there are no restrictions on the number of times you can re-sit the exams by CBE.

  • Instant results  your results are displayed on the computer screen at the end of the exam. These are then uploaded by the licensed CBE centre to your myACCA account within 72 hours.

  • Convenience – as the exams can be sat on demand throughout the year, you get to control your studies and have the potential to work through the qualification more quickly.

How do I book?

  1. Find your nearest computer-based exam centre by visiting the website or by using our student planner app
  2. Contact them directly to arrange a date for your exam and to make payment
  3. Turn up and sit your exam and get your instant result. It’s that easy!


If you have any queries or concerns, please contact ACCA Connect and they will be happy to answer your questions.