How to register with ACCA

In order to be able to start attempting the ACCA exams you must first register as a student with them

1 You can register with the ACCA on line

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The quickest and easiest way is to apply online. Applying online also allows you to upload all your supporting documents. This means your application will be processed much quicker and you will know at which level you can start your studies shortly after submitting your application.

You can also save a part-completed application and return to complete it at a later date.

Before you start, check that you have read the relevant information on exams, dates and fees, and study options.

In order to complete the application you will need to provide the following:

  • proof of any qualifications
  • proof of identity
  • passport-style photograph
  • you will need to complete your application by making your payment by credit/debit card.

Please note that each document file size must not exceed 2 MB. A maximum of 20 files may be uploaded. Permitted file types include:

Plain text files (TXT format), Microsoft Word (DOC format)
Microsoft Excel (XLS format, Images (in BMP, GIF, JPEG or TIFF format)
Adobe PDF.

If you choose to apply online and post your documents, then you may complete your application by using any of the following methods of payment:

credit/debit card, cheque, banker's draft, postal order.

Here are few tips when you register on line:

  • To obtain the ACCA qualification, you need to choose ACCA Qualification (not Foundations in Accountancy suite of qualifications)
  • When selecting Law and Tax variant choose UK (or English)
  • Accounting and Audit Stream - choose International
  • Payment methods currently accepted are Visa and Mastercard. Alternatively you can submit a cheque with your supporting documentation.

Tracking Lounge

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.

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.

If you decide to post your documents, 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 the ACCA UK Office in Glasgow.

If you have any questions about your registration, you can contact directly the ACCA by writing to:

2 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
  • registration payment

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.

3 Send all Documents to the ACCA UK office

When you have completed the form send it with supporting documentation to:

Department (IR)
ACCA Customer Services
2 Central Quay
89 Hydepark Street
Glasgow G3 8BW

If you have any questions contact directly the ACCA:
tel: +44 141 582 2000
fax: +44 141 582 2222

4 Claim Exemptions

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.

In Latvia usually most students with University Degree in Economics get exemption from Paper F2 and F3. The Stockholm School of Economics students may get additionally more exemptions. Please note that exemption often varies from student to student, based on their qualifications.

Find out on the ACCA page your eligibility for exemptions

5 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

6 Fees required by ACCA during studies/membership

Initial registration £72
Annual Subscription £72
Examination/Exemption Fees (per paper):
Fundamentals level  
Knowledge module (3 papers) £57
Skills module (6 papers) £72
Professional level  
Essentials module (3 papers) £84
Options module (2 papers) £84
Please don't forget to check the ACCA website for latest details on fees

7 Register on courses

After you have registered with ACCA and received confirmation from the ACCA (you will find details about which exams you have to attempt) you may register on our courses. Please note, that registration with ACCA is separate from registration on the courses.


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