In order to be able to start attempting the ACCA exams you must first register as a student with them
Here are few tips how to register with ACCA:
To obtain the ACCA Qualification, you need to choose ACCA Qualification (not Diploma or Accounting Technician)
Payment methods currently accepted are Visa and Mastercard. Alternatively you can submit a cheque with your supporting documentation.
Funds are not collected from credit card authorisations until all supporting documentation is received and considered by ACCA and your application is accepted.
The ACCA will not process your application if payment is not received.
After you have completed the ACCA Declaration Sheet online, print it out and enclose it with appropriate supporting documentation (proof of qualifications to claim exemptions etc).
Return it to your local ACCA Office or the ACCA UK Office in Glasgow.
If you have any questions about your registration, you can contact directly the ACCA by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
After submitting your application, you will be provided with an electronic confirmation of the receipt of your application form. Use it to access a dedicated area – the Tracking Lounge – on the ACCA website to follow the progress of your application.
Documents required for registration with ACCA
a passport sized photograph
copy of birth certificate or pages from your passport showing your personal details
copy of marriage certificate if your name has changed
copies of previous school certificates, diplomas, degrees, qualifications issued by awarding body e.g. University Diploma.
official translation where documents are not in English
The photocopies do not need to be notarized. However, there must also be a translation into English of the list of examinations passed at university – this must be stamped either by your university or by your firm as being correct.
Exemptions from exams are available only from Fundamentals level: Skills or Knowledge.
Holders of recognised degrees from universities and colleges, and holders of national professional qualifications MAY be eligible for exemption from some or all of the nine papers from Fundamentals level: Skills and knowledge Modules.
There are no exemptions from Professional Level.
ACCA can only award exemption on the basis of qualifications awarded by recognised institutions (i.e. those which are recognised by the local Ministry of Education as public sector institutions, or the equivalent status under their regulations).
If you hold a degree or professional qualification you will need to submit copies (and translations) of your degree certificates and course transcripts to obtain any exemptions available. Applications for assessment of existing qualifications to claim exemptions must be directed to the ACCA Glasgow office in Scotland.
Actual exemption will be confirmed at the time of a student’s initial registration with ACCA. That is, when you receive the ACCA Student Pack.
Students are required to pay an exemption fee for each paper awarded. Exemption fees are the same as examination fees.
You must send official proof of any relevant qualifications which are held, or are currently being studied for, with your registration form, in order for us to assess your eligibility and confirm your entitlement for exemptions.
When to register?
Registration can take place at any time, but remember that if you wish to take part in specific examination sessions, the following deadlines apply:
Examination session Closing date for registration:
31 December (of preceding year)
15 August (the same year)
It may take up to 6 weeks for the ACCA to process your form, therefore early registration is recommended