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Exam applications online - terms and conditions

On this page you will find information on the ICAEW Exam applications online terms and conditions


In accepting these terms and conditions, I declare that the information on my application is correct and I understand that if the answers are untrue, my application may be rejected or my results withheld. I have read the relevant extracts from the assessment regulations, and I will be eligible to sit the assessment for which I have applied, and I agree to comply with the assessment regulations, terms and conditions. I understand that receipt of the application form by the Institute is not a confirmation of eligibility.

Application submission

On-line applications must have been submitted by midnight on the closing date for each examination session. The Institute cannot make allowance for any special circumstance, errors or omissions by applicants or persons acting on their behalf.

Receipt of the entry form will be acknowledged via email and can be checked by the ‘check your application status’ online function. Students may also check receipt of their application by telephoning the student support line (01908 248040). 


The ICAEW will make its best endeavours to meet its published timetables for the holding of examinations and the publication of results, but will not be liable for any loss arising from candidates’ reliance on these dates if they are not met.

The Institute will not be liable to you for loss resulting from or attributable to events, circumstances or causes beyond the Institute’s reasonable control, including but not limited to: fire, flood, earthquake, adverse weather conditions, explosion, war, terrorist activities, civil unrest, system breakdown, outages, restriction, interruption or failure of utility service or internet access, non-performance by suppliers or subcontractors, any law or any action taken by a government or public authority (including without limitation imposing an export or import restriction, quota or prohibition or failing to grant a necessary licence or consent) any labour or trade dispute, strikes, industrial action or lockouts or unauthorised publication of exam content.

The Institute will not be liable to you, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), for pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions for:

  • any economic losses (including but not limited to loss of wages, revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings);
  • any loss of opportunity;
  • any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
  • any loss resulting from or relating to any delay in qualification; or
  • any special, indirect or consequential losses,

suffered or incurred by you arising out of or in connection with the provisions of any matter under these terms and conditions, and the Institute’s total liability to you arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions in contract and tort shall be limited to £1,000.

Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or limits the Institute’s liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so (including but not limited to the Institute’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from the Institute’s negligence (or that of its servants, agents or employees), fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation or for breach of implied terms under consumer rights legislation which cannot be excluded).

Paper selection

Incorrect selection of papers by a candidate requiring a change can be amended on line up to the closing date.

Centre selection

Incorrect selection of an examination centre by a candidate requiring a change can be amended on line up to the closing date.


Failure to make payment may lead to an applicants results being withheld.

Results Notification

The examination results are correct at the time of leaving the Institute, which accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions caused as a result of their transmission via the internet, email, mobile telephony or their downloading or printing by the user.

The Institute is not responsible for your phone operator's network, third party communications networks or the Internet, including the speed at which the messages are delivered.Please be aware that you may also fail to receive messages or access the service if your phone is turned off, or is not in range of a good signal, if the battery is low, the memory is full or the phone is not working. We cannot therefore guarantee receipt of messages and will not be liable for any failure of or delay in a message or content reaching your phone or email inbox.

The Institute will not enter into further correspondence via 'text' message.