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Exam entry fees

Unless you are an independent student, it is common but not compulsory for your employer to pay exam entry fees on behalf of their students. We advise you to clarify this with your organisation if you are unsure.


The exam entry fees for the ACA are outlined below.

ACA fee structure

Fees are reviewed and updated annually.

The fees to 31 December 2018 will be:

  • Annual student fee: £165 (+VAT where applicable)
  • Certificate Level exam fee: £70 for each exam
  • Professional Level exam fee: £90 for each exam (March and June exam sessions), £100 for each exam (September and December exam sessions)
  • Advanced Level exam fee: £170 for each Corporate Reporting and Strategic Management exam and £260 for Case Study exam

The costs for applying for credit for prior learning, where applicable, will be:

  • £70 for each Certificate Level module
  • £90 for each Professional Level module until 30 June. From 01 July, the cost will be £100 for each Professional Level module