If you’re considering the ACCA, exam fees are an important factor. Can you afford it? How much does it really cost? How are the fees broken down?
Here are all the ACCA exam fees from student registration to maintaining ACCA membership.
We give prices in GBP, so for detailed information based on your own country of residence, use the ACCA exam fee checker here.
Registration and Subscription Fees
To enrol for ACCA exams you must be registered as an active student. That means you must pay a one-time registration fee of £79 and an annual subscription fee of £95.
In your first year, you pay both the £79 and £95 fees if you register before the 9th May. Every year afterwards you need only pay the £95 annual subscription fee – due before 1st January.
You must pay this fee even if you aren’t sitting any exams that year. If you don’t you could be taken off the student register and have to re-register as a student to continue your studies, for £79.
Individual ACCA Exam Fees
Your registration and subscription fees give you the option to enter exams. Each exam you enter has a separate fee attached. This depends on the exam level, sitting, and when you enter.
The biggest factor that impacts price is when you apply. The difference between early and late entry can be huge.
For full information see the ACCA Exam Fees price list.
You must pay separate ACCA exam fees for any exemptions. The fees depend on the exam level. The knowledge papers, F1 to F3, have an exemption fee of £72 for each exam. The skills exams, F4 to F9, have an exemption fee of £97 for each exam.
ACCA Exam Fees: Affiliates
ACCA Affiliates are students who’ve passed their ACCA exams and ethics module, but haven’t completed the professional experience requirement. Once you gain affiliate status, you must pay an annual subscription fee of £119.
You may hold this status for three years. If you want to extend your ACCA affiliate status after three years, the annual subscription fee increases to £231.
ACCA Exam Fees: Membership
Once you complete your ACCA exams, ethics module and professional experience requirement, you can apply for full ACCA membership.
This means you must pay a one-off admission to membership fee of £231. Then you pay an annual subscription fee of £231.
ACCA exam fees are priced to be affordable to students globally, but some students might need further reductions.
You could be eligible for a reduced ACCA membership subscription fee of £53 if you meet requirements like long-time unemployment, caring for a family full-time or studying full-time.
For full details, read the ACCA exam fees reductions guide.
How To Pay ACCA Exam Fees
The easiest way to pay is online, via MyACCA using a credit card, debit card, Alipay or PayPal. There are also alternative payment options available. Find out more about paying your ACCA exam fees here.
ACCA exam fees are much more affordable than you’d think. The exams represent an upfront cost but the huge benefits of ACCA membership once you qualify ensure your investment is very well spent.
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