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ACA dates and deadlines

ACA Professional and Advanced Level exam dates, results dates and exam booking deadlines.

Visit the Level 4 Accounting Technician page or Level 7 Accountancy Professional page for key dates and deadlines.

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ACA dates and deadlines

You only have a limited time to book your place as exams are booked on a first come, first-served basis – so it is essential that you plan ahead. Make sure you know the date exam bookings open and close. All the dates you need for 2021 are also included in this year’s ACA planner.

We cannot accept late bookings or changes to an exam application after the booking deadline and any errors or omissions cannot be corrected after the booking deadline.

Professional Level 

2021

Session open date Session closing date Date of exam Results released
Monday 25 January, 10:00 (UK-time) Monday 1 February, 17:00 (UK-time) 08, 09, 10 March Friday 16 April
Monday 19 April, 10:00 (UK-time) Friday 23 April, 17:00 (UK-time) 07, 08, 09 June Friday 16 July
Thursday 22 July, 10:00 (UK-time) Wednesday 28 July, 17:00 (UK-time) 06, 07, 08 September Friday 15 October
Monday 18 October, 10:00 (UK-time) Monday 25 October, 12:00 (UK-time) 06, 07, 08 December Friday 21 January 2022

2022

Session open date Session closing date Date of exam Results released
Monday 24 January, 10:00 (UK-time) Friday 28 January, 17:00 (UK-time) 07, 08, 09 March Thursday 14 April
Tuesday 19 April, 10:00 (UK-time) Monday 25 April, 17:00 (UK-time) 06, 07, 08 June Friday 15 July
Thursday 21 July, 10:00 (UK-time) Wednesday 27 July, 17:00 (UK-time) 05, 06, 07 September Friday 14 October 
Monday 17 October, 10:00 (UK-time) Monday 25 October, 17:00 (UK-time) 05, 06, 07 December Friday 20 January 2023

March1, June, September and December exam sessions

Monday AM Audit and Assurance;
PM Financial Accounting and Reporting – IFRS2
Financial Accounting and Reporting – UK GAAP2
 
Tuesday
AM Tax Compliance
PM

Business Planning: Banking3– Not available in March

Business Planning: Insurance3– Not available in March

Business Planning: Taxation3

Wednesday
AM Business Strategy and Technology
PM Financial Management

1 March: A limited number of exam venues open during the March session.

2 Financial Accounting and Reporting: You are required to sit and pass one of these exams. Please ensure that you apply for the correct exam.

3 Business Planning: you are required to sit and pass one of these exams, either the banking, insurance or taxation version. Please ensure that you apply for the correct exam.

For guidance on international exam start times for December 2020 Professional Level, visit this exam start time document

Advanced Level

2021

Session open date
Session closing date Date of exam
Results released
Monday 24 May, 10:00 (UK-time)
Friday 28 May, 17:00 (UK-time)
19, 20, 21 July
Friday 27 August
Monday 13 September, 10:00 (UK-time)
Monday 20 September, 12:00 (UK-time) 01, 02, 03 November
Friday 10 December

Advance Information 

The Advance Information will be available on the dates below from the Corporate Reporting and Case Study exam resources pages.

Session Exam Release date
July Case Study Tuesday 8 June
July Corporate Reporting Monday 21 June
November Case Study Tuesday 21 September
November Corporate Reporting Monday 4 October

2022

Session open date
Session closing date Date of exam
Results released
Monday 23 May, 10:00 (UK-time) Friday 27 May, 10:00 (UK-time) 18, 19, 20 July  Friday 26 August
Monday 19 September, 10:00 (UK-time) Friday 23 September, 10:00 (UK-time)  07, 08, 09 November Friday 16 December

July and November exam sessions

Monday AM Corporate Reporting
Tuesday AM Strategic Business Management
Wednesday
AM Case Study

Please note: ICAEW reserves the right to vary examination dates, deadlines and times. Timetables for exams held outside the UK will vary, please check your admission details for confirmation.