ACCA Qualification - Professional Scheme
More people around the world qualify in-country with ACCA than any other international body.
As such ACCA has established a worldwide reputation for the quality and relevance of its qualifications.
In order to qualify as an ACCA member, you will need to complete:
- 14 exams (up to nine subjects are eligible for exemption if you have an accredited Australia/New Zealand degree)
- Three years relevant supervised practical experience (PER)
- A professional ethics module
Graduates from Australian and New Zealand Universities
ACCA accepts graduates from all degree disciplines although graduates who have majored in accounting and business may be exempt from up to nine of ACCA's 14 exam papers.
The number of exemptions you can claim will depend on how closely your previous qualifications match the content of the ACCA Qualification.
Visit ACCA's exemption enquiry database to view further details on the exemptions offered to your degree and university.
If your qualification is listed, including your university intake year, you can proceed with registering as an ACCA student either online at our website or by requesting a paper registration form and pack by emailing.
If your qualification is not listed on this site please email, attaching your academic transcript, and we will have a preliminary assessment undertaken for you.
Exemptions will only be confirmed at the point of registered, when you will be notified of the exemptions you have been awarded and the examinations you are eligible to sit at your first examination sitting. Exemptions must be paid in full by the time you submit payment for your first exam sitting.
Claiming exemptions post registration
If you gain additional qualifications post registration, and think you may be eligible for additional exemption, an exemption notification will be issued to you if exemptions have been awarded. Your next exam entry form will reflect any additional exemptions you have been awarded since the last statement was produced. You will need to apply to claim exemptions at least twenty days before the exam entry closing date for the exam session you wish to sit ie twenty working dates before the exam entry closing dates of 8 March (early exam entry), 8 April (standard exam entry) or 8 May (late exam entry) for June exams and 8 September (early exam entry), 8 October (standard exam entry) and 8 November (late exam entry) for December exams. You can view this information through myACCA .
Examinations are held twice a year in June and December, in over 170 countries. So even if you are resident in Australia or New Zealand, you can choose to sit your exams in another country if you wish.
The closing dates for early, standard and late exam entry are easy to remember - 8 is the date!
|8 September||Early exam entry (online only)|
|8 October||Standard exam entry (online and paper)|
|8 November||Late exam entry (online only)|
|8 March||Early exam entry (online only)|
|8 April||Standard exam entry (online and paper)|
|8 May||Late exam entry (online only)|
Students are permitted to take up to four examinations per sitting, and in any order within a module. If you are working full time, it would be advisable to take no more than two examinations per sitting.
How to register
Potential students can register via the how to register page.
Or you can email supplying your postal address, and we will send you a registration pack.
The annual subscription fee is due and payable on 1 January each year you wish to remain an active student. Remember you can pay your fees online at myACCA .
Students who fail to pay fees when due, will have their names removed from the ACCA register. Students wishing to re-register are now required to submit any amounts unpaid at the time of their removal in addition to the re-registration fee. Confirmation of your unpaid fees can be obtained from your national ACCA office or ACCA Connect.
Additional fees may apply to register with the relevant Joint Examination Scheme partner - details of which can be can be found in the related documents section.
The following fees and subscriptions apply with immediate effect:
|ACCA Qualification student|
|Re-registration fee||£77, in addition to any amounts unpaid at the time of resignation/removal.|
|Exam level||Exam entry||December 2011||June 2012|
|period||exam fee||exam fee|
|(per exam)||(per exam)|
|F1, F2 and F3||Standard||£61||£64|
|F4, F5, F6, F7,||Standard||£76||£80|
|F8 and F9||Late||£198||£208|
|P1, P2 and P3||Standard||£89||£94|
|(and any two from||Late||£211||£222|
|P4, P5, P6 and P7)|
Early and late fees apply to online exam entry only.
Remember! Don't forget to pay your fees on time. Dates by which fees and subscriptions must be paid and arrangements for payment are included in your Student Handbook.
Exemption fees will be charged at the early exam entry fee.