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Professional Level

The Professional Level of the ACA qualification has six exams.

These modules build on the fundamentals and tests your ability to use technical knowledge in real-life scenarios.

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Exams overview

Professional Level exams

Each Professional Level exam is assessed by a 2.5 hour exam, except for Financial Accounting and Reporting, which is 3 hours. The Professional Level exams are computer-based and are available to sit every March, June, September and December.

Please note, Business Planning: Banking and Business Planning: Insurance will only be available at the June, September and December sittings. The exams are flexible and can be taken in any order. The Business Planning and Business Strategy modules in particular will help you to progress to the Advanced Level. The pass mark for each exam is 55%.



Exam resources

Computer-based exams: guidance and support

Live exam webinars

We held a live webinar on 4 October 2018, talking you through the live computer-based exam experience, sharing top tips and answering your questions.

Learning materials

Permitted texts

ACA tuition providers

Six-monthly reviews

It is a requirement of the ACA training agreement that you and your employer meet at least every six months. These meetings are to discuss and monitor your progress on professional development, ethics and professional scepticism, practical work experience and exams.