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ACA dates and deadlines

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

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2020 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.

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

Exam Centre Remote Invigilation Date of exam  Results released 
Session open date Session closing date Session open date Session closing date
Closed Closed Closed Closed 07, 08, 09 September Friday 16 October

 Exam Centre and remote invigilation  
Date of exam
 
Results released
Session open Session closing

10:00 UK-time

Monday 19 October

17:00 UK-time

Friday 30 October

07, 08, 09 December
Friday 22 January 2021

March1, September and December 2020 session

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

Exam Centre Exam centre/Remote Invigilation Date of exam Results released
Session open date Session closing date Session open date Session closing date
Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Friday 02 October

 Exam centre and remote invigilation  
Date of exam
 
Results released
Session open Session closing

10:00 UK-time

Monday 14 September

17:00 UK-time

Friday 25 September

02, 03, 04 November
Friday 11 December

We will contact all students who may wish to retake an exam from August with guidance on how to book for November.

The advance information for the November Case Study exam will be available on the Case Study exam resources web page from Tuesday 22 September. Students will receive a hard copy in the post from Thursday 08 October.

August and November 2020 sessions

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

2021 ACA dates and deadlines

Professional Level

Session open date Session closing date Date of exam Results released
Monday 04 January
Friday 29 January
08, 09, 10 March
Friday 16 April
Monday 29 March
Friday 30 April
07, 08, 09 June
Friday 16 July
Monday 28 June
Friday 30 July
06, 07, 08 September
Friday 15 October
Monday 27 September
Friday 29 October
06, 07, 08 December
Friday 21 January 2022

Advanced Level

Session open date
Session closing date Date of exam
Results released
Monday 10 May
Friday 11 June
19, 20, 21 July
Friday 27 August
Tuesday 31 August
Friday 24 September
01, 02, 03 November
Friday 10 December

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