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Eligible candidates are entitled to a maximum of four attempts to pass the Pathways Examination of Experience – as long as Pathways remains open.

Who can resubmit?

You can resubmit if you have Examination of Experience attempts remaining and still meet the ICAEW Pathways eligibility criteria. A maximum of four attempts are allowed. You must also ensure your resubmission is supported by a sponsor who meets all the sponsor eligibility criteria.


You can view all future submission windows and result dates.

What do I include?

Every time you resubmit, you must make a full resubmission and pay the £150 resubmission fee. Previously submitted references may be used, but only if they are re-signed and re-dated. Your Pathways resubmission must include: 

Please note, you will need to submit all these documents in one go. If any items are missing, the system will not be able to accept your application. 

Examiner feedback letter 

If you can’t remember which questions you have previously failed at the Examination of Experience, you can request a free copy of your previous Examiner Feedback letter. Email us with your name and candidate number at pathways@icaew.com

How do I my resubmit?

Using your existing Pathways candidate number, you will need to submit your completed application through the online exam application system. All documents must be resubmitted at the same time. The system does not allow you to login on different days, or even different times on the same day, to complete your application. You need to resubmit all documents (and the exam admin payment) in one go. The exam admin fee is non-refundable and payable online only.

What happens next?

Exam results will be sent to you by email by 5pm (UK time) on exam results release date, so please ensure that ICAEW has up-to-date contact details for you at all times. If you pass the Pathways Examination of Experience, you will be invited to join ICAEW membership. You will then need to pay the required ICAEW admission and membership fees before you can use the ACA designation or refer to yourself as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Submit your Pathways application

Ensure you have completed every step in the checklist.

SubmitPathways checklist
Contact us

For all Pathways enquiries, please contact the Pathways team.