There are several routes to ACCA membership and many students undertake prior learning which is equivalent to some ACCA papers. Where appropriate, ACCA wishes to ensure that students’ entry points match the knowledge and skills they have acquired from their previous qualifications. In doing so, we aim to provide students with the quickest possible route to membership.
WHAT TYPES OF QUALIFICATION DOES ACCA AWARD EXEMPTIONS TO?
We award exemption to qualifications offered by educational institutions worldwide. Some examples are:
- certificates and diplomas (awarded by recognised institutions)
- Foundation degrees
- Bachelor degrees
- postgraduate qualifications
- professional qualifications.
WHAT EXEMPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
A maximum of nine papers at the Fundamentals level of the ACCA Qualification can be awarded. To preserve the integrity and rigour of the ACCA Qualification and to ensure that all students share a common experience, we do not award any exemptions at the Professional level.
Exemption from all three levels of the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification can be considered, depending on the standard and equivalence of the qualification held.
Exemptions are also available for the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards.
No exemptions are awarded from any of the papers of modules examined within ACCA’s suite of post-professional qualifications.
Please take a look at the exemption enquiry database to find out which exemptions you could claim.