I’m not sure what area I want to specialise in yet, does that matter?
Not at all, as you progress through your work experience and studies, you can choose option papers to suit your interests. With the ACCA Qualification, you can work in any area – from audit to management accounting. Don’t limit yourself too early!
What if I’m still studying – can I join?
Yes! Joining us now means you can add ‘ACCA Student’ to your CV and stand out from other candidates while looking for a job. As soon as you register as a student you can start recording your relevant work experience towards your PER (practical experience requirement) and become a professional accountant even quicker.
How long will it take to qualify with ACCA?
We require that all of our members qualify with three years of relevant work experience, so depending on how much experience you’ve accrued prior to starting your ACCA studies, the qualification can take anything from two to five plus years to complete. As you progress through your studies, you can expect a salary increase, with part-qualified accountants earning upwards of £29k.
How do I register as an ACCA student?
Registration is easy – you can do it at any time of the year and it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to submit the correct documents and provide us with everything we need.
Make sure you have the following ready:
- Proof of your qualifications (graduation document and course transcripts) - If you’re still studying or awaiting documents then provide details of any completed qualifications – you can then add transcripts at a later date.
- Proof of ID (birth certificate, passport or driving licence) - To make it easier, we accept pictures of your documents taken ona phone if you haven’t got them in PDF format.
What are the fees?
When you register, you need to pay the following fees to complete your application.
- Initial registration £79 (one off)
- Annual subscription £83 (annually)
Annual subscription enables you to stay on our register as an ACCA student or member. You will also be able to enter for exams, events and fully benefit from the wealth of resources available on our website.
Depending on when you register, individual exam fees can range from £71 – £268, so registering early can mean significant savings!
We have exam sittings in March, June, September and December. Early entry starts roughly four months before each sitting. To see a full list of fees, early entry information and exam centres, visit www.accaglobal.com/exams.