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The day of your exam

Overview of what students should expect on the day of their ICAEW CFAB exams

Familiarise yourself with everything you will need to complete on the day of your exam, including the administrative processes, notices to candidates and how to apply for an exam disruption appeal if you feel that your exam performance has been adversely affected.

Exam guidance

Please ensure you read our exam guidance before sitting your exam. It will provide you with everything you need to know including the administrative processes you will need to complete on the day such as ID requirements and our calculator policy, the exam rules you will be subject to and all your frequently asked questions, answered.

Exam disruption appeal

Should you experience an issue during your exam, you must report this to Pearson VUE via the greeter or invigilator on the day of your exam. If you are unable to contact them, you should contact Pearson VUE to report the issue and ensure it has been logged. If you feel the issue you experienced has impacted your exam performance, you can apply for an exam disruption appeal.

For your application to be considered, you must email it to examdisruptionappeal@icaew.com with any supporting evidence within seven days of your exam. For example, if your exam is on Monday you will have until 23:59 the following Monday to submit your exam disruption appeal application.

ICAEW CFAB and ACA Certificate Level exam disruption appeal applications will be moving online from 04 March. You will be asked a series of questions to determine eligibility, you can upload your evidence and see the status of your application.