I wanted to ask if someone know if membership is compulsory in order to get the qualification, and forward.
I mean, if a person finishes all exams and completes the work experience, will s/he has to first become a member in order to get the qualification?
After that, is membership mandatory? Do you know anyone working in accounting and not member?
Just seeing this, but a strange question.
Membership is not compulsory, but you will not be able to use the designation ACCA after your name, nor refer to yourself as a chartered certified accountant if you are not a member. During this period, you will be an affiliate and will still be required to pay your affiliate fees. Failure to pay may see you being removed from the ACCA student register and all the penalties will apply should you wish to reregister. Additionally, after 3 years as an affiliate, your affiliate fee will be the same as the membership fee, currently £231, so you will be paying the same as a member without getting to use the designation.
One would think the purpose of completing exams and the PER is to gain membership. Doing this shows employers that you are committed to the profession and are a responsible individual. Think of what is says if you do not go through with all the requirements to gain membership.
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