ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants.
Career Opportunities Across Sectors Based on a comprehensive competency framework Global Network of ACCA Approved Employers
High Pass Rate Achieve Qualification along the way Membership Agreements with prestigious global accountancy bodies
Multiple Entry Points Four exam sessions a year Only 14 papers can be completed in <2.5Years Exemptions based on previous qualifications
A leading qualification for a changing world
The ACCA Qualification
The ACCA qualification consists of four modules:
Entry Requirements/Eligibility Criteria
Minimum requirement to start the ACCA qualification: Secondary School Education (10+2) covering 5 subjects including English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.
If you don’t have relevant qualifications (no prior qualifications) you can start with Foundations level
There are multiple entry points to ACCA Qualification which means you don’t have to give all 14 papers. Based on you previous qualifications, you can claim exemptions to skip the Fundamentals level (First 3 or all 9 papers) which allows to complete the qualification sooner.Find out if you qualify for exemptions
How to become a chartered certified accountant with the ACCA Qualification.
- Fundamentals and Professional levels (of 14 exams nine are eligible for exemption)
- 3 years’ work experience in a relevant role
- Ethics – the Professional Ethics module
The Knowledge module comprises of 3 subjects and introduces you to the main areas of financial and management accounting. You will study the other technical accountancy areas after you study this.
EXAM FORMAT OF EACH PAPER
Mode: Computer Based Exams (CBEs) and are available on demand
Duration: 2 hours duration 100 marks (2 mark objective test questions)
Pass mark: 50%
EACH PAPER CONSISTS OF 2 SECTIONS:
section A: objective test questions (OTs)
section B: multi-task questions (MTQs)
Higher Chances of Success
Higher Pass Rate, Achieve Qualifications along the way
Higher Pass Rate
Fundamentals Exam Pass Rates: Dec 2016 session
Professional Exam Pass Rates: Dec 2016 session
Industry Recognized Qualifications after each level
There are lots of qualifications you can achieve along your way to ACCA membership. This will help you stay motivated and on track and a great way to show your knowledge and skills to employers.
- a Diploma in Accounting and Business
- an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business
- a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University
- an MSc in Professional Accountancy awarded by University of London
Strong represented in key accounting organisations and committees across the world
ACCA has mutual recognition arrangements with national bodies and regulators around the world allowing for ACCA members to obtain statutory and educational recognition in a number of countries around the world.
ACCA currently has MRAs with:
- Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada)
- Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Malaysian Institute of Certified public accountants
- Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore
ACCA has Strategic Partnerships with national bodies in UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Turkey, in addition to the network of other partnerships with bodies and institutes globally.
“The ACCA Qualification will not only give you an international qualification in accountancy but will also enhance your global mobility.”
“The ACCA Qualification got me my first job within the Big Four. I worked in various countries due to global nature of the qualification.”
Multiple Entry Points, Four exam sessions a year, Can be completed in <2.5Years, Exemptions based on previous qualifications
Four Exam Sessions.
Use ACCAs new four session exam model to plan ahead and sit exams whenever suits you
In 2016, ACCA introduced four exam sessions a year, providing aspirants greater flexibility to schedule their exams at a time and pace that suits them.
These four exam cycles a year are for both CBE and paper-based exams. Aspirants are allowed to take a maximum of 4 exams during each exam cycle across a maximum of 8 distinct exams over the course of a calendar year.
All papers of Knowledge Module (F1-F3) and F4 exam of Skills Module are available as on-demand computer based exams (CBE) which provide students even greater flexibility and convenience.
|EARLY ENTRY||STANDARD ENTRY||LATE ENTRY||EXAM SESSIONS||RESULTS RELEASE||DEADLINE TO AMEND AN EXISTING EXAM ENTRY|
|DECEMBER 2016||10 May 2016-15 Aug 2016||16 Aug 2016-31 Oct 2016||1 Nov 2016-7 Nov 2016||5 Dec 2016-9 Dec 2016||16 January 2017|
|MARCH 2017||9 Aug 2016-14 Nov 2016||15 Nov 2016-30 Jan 2017||31 Jan 2017-6 Feb 2017||6 Mar 2017-10 Mar 2017||17 April 2017||30 January 2017|
|JUNE 2017||8 Nov 2016-13 Feb 2017||14 Feb 2017-1 May 2017||2 May 2017-8 May 2017||5 Jun 2017-9 Jun 2017||17 July 2017||1 May 2017|
|SEPTEMBER 2017||7 Feb -15 May 2017||16 May 2017-31 July 2017||1 Aug -7 Aug 2017||4 Sept -8 Sept 2017||16 October 2017||31 July 2017|
Multiple Entry Points.
ACCA offers a variety of entry points. You can start your studies at the most relevant level, based on your previous qualifications.
Click on your current qualification to know about the available exemptions and time required to complete the qualification
ACCA Paper requirement to achieve UK registered Auditor status.
To obtain UK or Irish Registered Auditor status, you have to take the UK/Ireland variants of the following papers
- F4 – Corporate and Business Law,
- F6 – Taxation,
- P2 – Corporate Reporting and
- P7 – Advanced Audit and Assurance.
Students who have claimed exemptions from F4 and/or F6 papers have to pass the UK or Irish variants of these papers to become eligible for a practising certificate and audit qualification.
ACCA Membership & Exam Fees
Membership & Registration Fee
|ACCA INITIAL REGISTRATION FEES||£79 (Rs. 6,740)|
|ACCA ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEES||£95 (Rs.8,090)|
|EXAM LEVEL||EXEMPTION FEE (PER PAPER)|
|KNOWLEDGE (F1 – F3)||£72 (Rs. 6,143)|
|SKILLS (F4-F9)||£97 (Rs. 8,275)|
|EXAM LEVEL||EXAM ENTRY PERIOD||EXAM FEE (PER EXAM)|
|Knowledge (F1 – F3)||On Demand||£72 (Rs. 6,143)|
|Skills (F4)||£97 (Rs. 8,275)|
|Skills (F5 – F9)||Early||£97 (Rs. 8,275)|
|Standard||£102 (Rs. 8,607)|
|Late||£261 (Rs. 22,022)|
P1, P2 and P3 (and any two from P4, P5, P6 and P7)
|Early||£121 (Rs. 10,213)|
|Standard||£128 (Rs. 10,803)|
|Late||£289 (Rs. 24,386)|