Frequently asked questions about credit for prior learning, also known as exemptions.
Credit for prior learning (CPL), is available to individuals who are studying for, or hold relevant qualifications. This includes a professional accountancy qualification (eg AAT) or a recognised university degree with components in accounting, business or finance.
If you have completed an academic qualification such as a degree, Masters or a diploma or, have completed a professional qualification, you may be eligible to apply for exam credit towards the ACA qualification. Credit isn’t restricted to accounting or finance degrees, so if you have covered the ACA syllabus at university, college or as part of a professional qualification, your application will be considered. This page tells you how you can apply.
Did you know that ACA students who have already obtained an academic or professional qualification could enjoy a fast track route to becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant? ACA students can take advantage of ICAEW’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) scheme which recognises the knowledge they have already gained.
Frequently asked questions about the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB).
If you are interested in gaining the BFP designation, you must complete three elements: the ICAEW CFAB qualification; the ICAEW ethics learning programme; and 12 months of work experience.
Frequently asked questions about AAT-ACA Fast Track.
Frequently asked questions about the ACA rules and regulations.
The ICAEW Partner in Learning scheme is designed to incorporate the services and activities that ICAEW currently offer higher education institutions (HEIs).
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