Students are permitted to complete a maximum of 13 examinations (including exemptions) with ACCA. Students can take session-based exams during four exam sessions a year. These take place over 5 days in March, June, September and December.
Exams must be taken in modular order for the ACCA Qualification, however you can attempt the papers within each module in any order.
All three Applied Knowledge exams within the ACCA qualification are taken by on-demand CBE.
Applied Skills and Strategic Professional exams are also sat by session CBEs.
Terms of registration
Applied Knowledge exams should be booked no later than 5 working days before the exam date. Contact CBE on-demand center to book exam. The list of CBE on-demand centers can be found on ACCA website. Exam result is issued right after the exam ends.
Applied Skills and Strategic Professional exams should be booked during the certain period for two nearest sessions. You can enter a maximum of four exams per exam session and a maximum of eight different exams each calendar year. Exam results are issued in 7 weeks after exam session ends. Регистрация на экзамены осуществляется кандидатом самостоятельно через личный кабинет ACCA.
Depending on any existing qualifications a student may hold, exemptions can be awarded across Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams of the ACCA Qualification. There is a fee payable for each exemption a student claims. No exemptions are awarded for the Strategic Professional exams of the ACCA Qualification or on the basis of work experience.
Exams time limits
ACCA has no time limit rule for students to complete their Applied Knowledge/Applied Skills exams. Than you have seven years to pass the Strategic Professional exams once you pass your first Strategic Professional exam. The seven year rule applies to everyone. However, if your first eligible exam session was December 2015 or earlier, you were also given a 10 year time limit to complete the qualification, from the date you registered as a student. After your 10 year time limit is reached, you will lose any Strategic Professionals results that are seven years old, or older.
Where to take exams?
You have the choice of over 400 exam centres around the world. More information on exam centres can be found on ACCA website.