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Guidance on how to receive your results, certificates and the process for re-sitting an exam.

Getting your results

You can access your results 24 hours after your exam via your online training file and selecting the 'Examinations' tab. Please note, if you receive your exam results on the same day as the ACA Professional or Advanced Level exam results are released, they will be available at a slightly later time than usual.

Exam recognition

From 1 March 2021, for each exam you pass, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement. Each certificate demonstrates the new skills you have acquired and is available within your online training file. Download your certificate and share it with your family, friends and employer. You also have the option to print your certificate.

Once you have passed or received credit for prior learning for all six exams, we will send you your ICAEW CFAB qualification certificate.

The ICAEW CFAB qualification certificates are posted every two weeks, so you will receive your certificate within four weeks of your final exam date. Please note that if you have a PO box within your address or your address is incomplete, we’re unable to send your certificates in the post. Please ensure that your contact details are always kept up to date so you don’t miss out. You can update your contact details via your online training file.

Please note that certificates are not available for an exam you have gained by receiving credit for prior learning.

Although completing the ICAEW CFAB qualification does not entitle you to use any designatory letters after your name or refer to yourself as a member of ICAEW, it does formally demonstrate that you have a firm foundation in finance, accounting and business. It also opens doors to study the ICAEW Business Finance Professional qualification (BFP), and the ACA qualification.

Re-sitting an exam

If you fail an exam, you can access your marks feedback via your online training file. Once logged in, go to the examinations tab and you see a ‘details’ link within the ‘Feedback’ column. The feedback will show you the percentage of questions that you scored correctly within each syllabus area and will give you an indication of the area(s) where further revision or tuition may be required before you next attempt the exam.

When you are ready to book your resit, you will need to book it via access.icaew.com/pearsonvue. Be sure to speak with your tuition provider and employer before booking any resits and make sure you view the variety of exam resources on offer ahead of your next exam. Don’t forget you have a maximum of four attempts at each exam.

Exam awards

We appreciate that you work really hard for the ICAEW CFAB exams, so we recognise this and award prizes to the students who achieve the highest marks.  

Subject order of merits are awarded each quarter for Certificate Level and following each exam session for Professional and Advanced Level exams. Annual order of merits are also awarded across all Levels on a yearly basis.

For the first ICAEW CFAB exam award you achieve, a Montblanc fine stationery lined notebook with a leather cover is awarded and £100 for each subsequent prize.

Also awarded annually is the Livery Company prize. In collaboration with the Chartered Accountants’ Livery Charity, the award recognises the achievements of Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship students who have obtained the top three places within the Annual Order of Merit.