ACCA Exemption Applications

All about ACCA Course Exemptions

ACCA Exemption Application Guide

ACCA offers exemptions to students who have obtained relevant qualifications prior to starting their ACCA studies. This means that you can start your studies at the right level and may not have to complete all of the exams in the ACCA Qualification or Foundations in Accountancy awards.

Please note that there are deadlines for applying for exemptions. Please contact your course advisor regarding these dates specifically they are here to guide you through the entire process.

What do you need to claim an exemption?

  • Proof of the qualification, such as academic scripts or certificates awarded, with the registration forms must be sent so that ACCA can assess whether you are eligible for an exemption.
  • The Academic transcripts must be copies of the official documentation which is signed and stamped by the awarded body, only then will they be accepted.
  • If the documents are not in English then they must be translated before they are sent out to the ACCA
  • The ACCA will only award exemptions for recognised institutions. Should the institution not be listed on the ACCA’s exemption enquiry database, the student should ask that institution to send through the documents for the ACCA to review.
  • If ACCA has not been given the opportunity to fully assess a qualification by an awarding body, then that qualification may not be accredited. In this case, fewer exemptions may be available. Unfortunately ACCA does not consider applications from students for further exemptions in these circumstances.

The following link has more information on exemptions with the ACCA:



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