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How to Apply for ACCA

How to Apply for ACCA has been made simple, from this post, you will learn step by step on how to apply for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA membership for any level. A brief introduction of ACCA, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. ACCA qualifications give flexibility to work in any place in the world and also the skills to make an impact in any workplace.


The following will be required for ACCA Application/Registration:

  1. Proof of identification such as driver’s license, passport or birth certificate.
  2. Official translations of any documents not in English, stamped by a licensed translator who is authorised and qualified to provide translation services.
  3. If applying to study our ACCA qualification, you will need to upload evidence that you meet our minimum entry requirements.
  4. If any matters listed in bye-law8 apply to you (for example if you have received a conviction or caution or been disciplined by another professional or regulatory body), please ensure you complete the Admission and Licencing Committee form. For those residing in Russia, please also complete the data consent form.
  5. One of the following payment methods:

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6. Click GET STARTED to commence application,


ACCA studies can be started with two A Levels and three GCSEs in five separate subjects including English and Mathematics, this varies from countries to countries (check equivalent qualifications in your country), ACCA Qualification is ranked at Masters level and on completion you automatically become an ACCA member.  

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA has 3 major qualifications starting points: they are Strategic Professional, Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills and Foundation from the top respectively.

how to apply for acca

STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL: To complete the final step of the ACCA qualification, candidate will be required to pass all the exams modules and relevant working experience. Relevant education such as a university degree from an ACCA-accredited university can also serve as starting point.

  • Examinations: Four exams, which includes two compulsory modules which include Strategic Business Leader and Strategic Business Reporting. You then need to choose two further courses that suit your career ambitions from Advanced Financial Management; Advanced Performance Management; Advanced Taxation; or Advanced Audit and Assurance.
  •  Ethics and professional skills module: Also, one ethics and professional skills module must be completed. Finance professionals and ethical enable you to demonstrate the professional skills to make an impact immediately.
  • Working Experience: Three years working experience in relevant working place is necessary before attaining ACCA certification.


APPLIED KNOWLEDGE AND APPLIED SKILL: Applied knowledge and skills are vital in building the essential set of skills required for a successful accounting and finance careers.

Applied Knowledge: This is the exams that introduces you to accounting techniques essential in the world of accounting and finance, and it includes three exams:

  • Accountant in Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Entry Level: University-entrance level is required to study Applied Knowledge exams.  ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) will be awarded upon the completion of the above exams. Also, such candidate will be eligible to start Applied Skills exams.

Applied Skills: The main purpose of this exams is to build an existing knowledge and understanding, developing strong, broad and practical finance skills. it comprises six Applied Skills exams:

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Performance Management
  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Management

Upon completion of this Applied Skills exams you can proceed on to  Strategic Professional exams. Completing both the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams could take up to 12 to 18 months duration.

Entry Level: Entry into Applied Skills exams, candidate must have either completed the Applied Knowledge exams, have achieved the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) or have a relevant accounting or finance qualification at degree level.


FOUNDATION LEVEL: With two A Levels and three GCSEs in five separate subjects including English and Mathematics you can commence ACCA Qualifications, this varies from countries to countries (check equivalent qualifications in your country), ACCA Qualification is ranked at Masters level and on completion you automatically become an ACCA member.

Foundation level is regarded as the best alternative for candidates without prior accounting skills and wish to be a professional in accounting or become ACCA certified. it is fast track to ACCA Qualifications, it is flexible, affordable and you can earn more income According to survey” ACCA’s Students and affiliates salary and career survey 2012 reported that ACCA students and affiliates around the world frequently earn salaries that exceed the national average across professions.”

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA  Foundation Level consists of seven exams and the Foundations in Professionalism online module:

  • FA1 – Recording Financial Transactions
  • MA1 – Management Information
  • FA2 – Maintaining Financial Records
  • MA2 – Managing Costs and Finance
  • FAB – Accountant in Business
  • FMA – Management Accounting
  • FFA – Financial Accounting
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