Exam method

All our exams are taken by computer based exam (CBE) method. Some are available on demand, whilst others are available during our exam sessions. Your location will also determine whether you can take exams at an exam centre or as a remotely invigilated exam. Find out more about our exam methods and your options.

On-demand or session CBEs

All our exams are taken as either on-demand or session CBEs.  There are some important differences between the two exam formats such as their availability, exam structure and how you can book the exam.

Use our table below to find out how and when each exam is offered.

Stage Exam nameExam typeAvailable
Foundations in AccountancyMA1On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyMA2On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFA1On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFA2On-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFBTOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFFAOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Foundations in AccountancyFAUSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFFMSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-LSOSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-MYSSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-SGPSession CBEJune and December
Foundations in AccountancyFTX-UKSession CBEJune and December
Applied KnowledgeBTOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied KnowledgeMAOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied KnowledgeFAOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied SkillsPMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsFRSession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsAASession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsFMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December 
Applied SkillsLW-BWASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-CYPSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-ENGOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied SkillsLW-GLOOn-demand CBEOn-demand
Applied SkillsLW-HGKSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-IRLSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-MYSSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsLW-MLASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-RUSSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-SGPSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsLW-VNMSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-ZAFSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsLW-ZWESession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-BWASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-CHNSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-CYPSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-CZESession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-HKGSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-HUNSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-IRLSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-LSOSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-MWISession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-MYSSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-MLASession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-PKNSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-POLSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-ROMSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-RUSSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-SGPSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-UKSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Applied SkillsTX-VNMSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-ZAFSession CBEJune and December
Applied SkillsTX-ZWESession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalSBLSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAFMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAPMSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-CYPSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-HKGSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-IRLSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-MYSSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-MLASession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-SGPSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-UKSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalATX-ZAFSession CBEJune and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-INTSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-IRLSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-SGPSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
Strategic ProfessionalAAA-UKSession CBEMarch, June, September and December
DipIFRDipIFR-INTSession CBEJune and December
DipIFRDipIFR-RUSSession CBEJune and December

On-demand CBEs

On-demand CBEs allow for flexibility in your studies as you can sit them at any time of the year. Your results are displayed immediately at the end of the exam and uploaded to your account within 72 hours.

To book an on-demand CBE contact an exam centre directly to arrange a time and date that suits you.  Alternatively, in selected locations, you can also take an on-demand CBE as a remotely invigilated exam.

Find out more about how to book an on-demand CBE

Search for an on-demand exam centre

Session CBEs

These take place during our exam sessions and are booked using Exam Planner. Depending on the exam, you may be required to use word processing, spreadsheet and slide presentation tools - enhancing your employability skills. 

Book a session CBE

Depending on your location session based exams will be offered in exam centres or as remotely invigilated exams. Use the table below to find out how session CBEs are offered in your location.

Find out more about remotely invigilated session exams

LocationSession CBEs
AfghanistanTaking place at exam centres
AlbaniaTaking place at exam centres
Antigua and BarbudaTaking place at exam centres
ArmeniaTaking place at exam centres
AustraliaTaking place at exam centres
AzerbaijanTaking place at exam centres
BahamasTaking place at exam centres
BahrainTaking place at exam centres
BangladeshTaking place at exam centres
BarbadosTaking place at exam centres
BelarusTaking place at exam centres
BotswanaTaking place at exam centres
BrazilTaking place at exam centres
Brunei DarussalamTaking place at exam centres
BulgariaTaking place at exam centres
CambodiaTaking place at exam centres
CameroonTaking place at exam centres
CanadaTaking place at exam centres
Cayman IslandsTaking place at exam centres
China, Peoples Rep ofTaking place at exam centres
CroatiaTaking place at exam centres
CyprusTaking place at exam centres
Czech RepublicTaking place at exam centres
DominicaTaking place at exam centres
EgyptTaking place at exam centres
EritreaTaking place at exam centres
EswatiniTaking place at exam centres
EthiopiaTaking place at exam centres
FranceTaking place at exam centres
GambiaTaking place at exam centres
GeorgiaTaking place at exam centres
GermanyTaking place at exam centres
GhanaTaking place at exam centres
GibraltarTaking place at exam centres
GreeceTaking place at exam centres
GrenadaTaking place at exam centres
GuyanaTaking place at exam centres
Hong Kong SAR of ChinaTaking place at exam centres
HungaryTaking place at exam centres
IndiaTaking place at exam centres
IndonesiaTaking place at exam centres
Iran, Islamic Republic ofTaking place at exam centres
IrelandTaking place at exam centres
JamaicaTaking place at exam centres
KazakhstanTaking place at exam centres
KenyaTaking place at exam centres
Korea, Republic ofTaking place at exam centres
KuwaitTaking place at exam centres
LatviaTaking place at exam centres
LesothoTaking place at exam centres
LithuaniaTaking place at exam centres
LuxembourgTaking place at exam centres
Macau SAR of ChinaTaking place at exam centres
MalawiTaking place at exam centres
MalaysiaTaking place at exam centres
MaldivesTaking place at exam centres
MaltaTaking place at exam centres
MauritiusTaking place at exam centres
Moldova, Republic ofTaking place at exam centres
MongoliaTaking place at exam centres
MozambiqueTaking place at exam centres
MyanmarTaking place at exam centres
NamibiaTaking place at exam centres
NepalTaking place at exam centres
NetherlandsTaking place at exam centres
New ZealandTaking place at exam centres
NigeriaTaking place at exam centres
North MacedoniaTaking place at exam centres
OmanTaking place at exam centres
PakistanTaking place at exam centres
PhilippinesTaking place at exam centres
PolandTaking place at exam centres
QatarTaking place at exam centres
RomaniaTaking place at exam centres
Russian FederationTaking place at exam centres
RwandaTaking place at exam centres
Saint LuciaTaking place at exam centres
Saint Vincent and GrenadinesTaking place at exam centres
Saudi ArabiaTaking place at exam centres
SerbiaTaking place at exam centres
SeychellesTaking place at exam centres
Sierra LeoneTaking place at exam centres
SingaporeTaking place at exam centres
SlovakiaTaking place at exam centres
SloveniaTaking place at exam centres
SomaliaTaking place at exam centres
South AfricaTaking place at exam centres
Sri LankaTaking place at exam centres
SudanTaking place at exam centres
SwitzerlandTaking place at exam centres
Taiwan RegionTaking place at exam centres
Tanzania, United Republic ofTaking place at exam centres
Trinidad and TobagoTaking place at exam centres
TurkeyTaking place at exam centres
UgandaTaking place at exam centres
UkraineTaking place at exam centres
United Arab EmiratesTaking place at exam centres
United KingdomTaking place at exam centres
USATaking place at exam centres
UzbekistanTaking place at exam centres
Viet NamTaking place at exam centres
ZambiaTaking place at exam centres
ZimbabweTaking place at exam centres