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The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the ACA, is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available. It is valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector.

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Getting started

A selection of resources to help you get started with your ACA training, including our popular 'How To' series, which offers step-by-step guidance on everything from registering as an ACA student and applying for CPL, to using your online training file.
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Training

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Training agreement

Putting your theory work into practice is essential to complete your ACA training.

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ACA training FAQs

Find answers to all your frequently asked questions about the ACA training.

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Training file guide

Keeping your training file up to date throughout your ACA training is essential.

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Exams

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Credit for prior learning (CPL)

'Credit for prior learning' is our term for exemptions.

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Exam resources

Here are some useful resources while you study for your ACA exams.

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Apply for exams

What you need to know in order to apply for the ACA exams.

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Exam results

Access your latest and archived exam results here.

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Student support and benefits

We are here to support you throughout your ACA journey. We have a range of resources and services on offer for you to unwrap, from exam resources, to student events and discount cards. Make sure you take advantage of the wealth of exclusive benefits available to you, all year round.
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Applying for membership

The ACA will open doors to limitless opportunities in all areas of accountancy, business and finance anywhere in the world. ICAEW Chartered Accountants work at the highest levels as finance directors, CEOs and partners of some of the world’s largest organisations.
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