ACCA Qualification Structure and Requirements

Accounting is one of the major domains that interest students and has enormous scope for growth. But is a regular degree enough to be eligible for the majority of the high-end job profiles in Accounting? There are certain certification courses that make you eligible for these job opportunities and one of them is the ACCA course. Unlike other professional courses, ACCA courses can be pursued with a minimum academic qualification like 12th or 10+2 years of academic background (Maths/ Accounts and English subject compulsory).

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a global professional accounting body and offers the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. ACCA course provides preferential immigration in 59 countries thus providing better career opportunities globally. The minimum ACCA course duration is 2-3 years.

ACCA Course Eligibility

ACCA Eligibility and Exemptions

  • Completed 12th from Commerce stream and passed five subjects including English and Mathematics/ Accounts, with 65% marks in at least two subjects and over 50% marks in others
  • Pursuing graduation in Commerce i.e., B. Com, BBA, BMS, etc.
  • BA/B.Sc. graduates from a recognized university (no marks restrictions), through a foundation in Accountancy
  • Preparing for CPT, IPCC

ACCA Course Subjects:

ACCA course level

Topics

Applied Knowledge Level
  • Business and Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)
Applied Skills Level
  • Corporate and Business Law (LW)
  • Performance Management (PM)
  • Taxation (TX)
  • Financial Reporting (FR)
  • Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • Financial Management (FM)
Strategic Professional Level

Essentials:

  • Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
  • Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)

Options: (Any 2)

  • Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
  • Advanced Performance Management (APM)
  • Advanced Taxation (ATX)
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)

 

The candidate must complete a minimum of 36 months relevant work experience to obtain the ACCA course Certificate.

ACCA Eligibility and Exemptions

ACCA Course Exam Format/ Structure:

Level III CFA® RegistrationLevel III CFA® FeeJune 2020 DeadlineDecember 2020 Deadline

Applied Knowledge 

BT 

CBE 

On-demand 

Applied Knowledge 

MA 

CBE 

On-demand 

Applied Knowledge 

FA 

CBE 

On-demand 

Applied Skills 

PM 

CBE 

March, June, September and December  

Applied Skills 

FR 

CBE 

March, June, September and December  

Applied Skills 

AA 

CBE 

March, June, September and December  

Applied Skills 

FM 

CBE 

March, June, September and December  

Applied Skills 

LW-BWA 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-CYP 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-ENG 

CBE 

On-demand 

Applied Skills 

LW-GLO 

CBE 

On-demand 

Applied Skills 

LW-HGK 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-IRL 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-MYS 

CBE 

March, June, September and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-MLA 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-RUS 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-SGP 

CBE 

March, June, September and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-VNM 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-ZAF 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

LW-ZWE 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-BWA 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-CHN 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-CYP 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-CZE 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-HKG 

CBE 

March, June, September and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-HUN 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-IRL 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-LSO 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-MWI 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-MYS 

CBE 

March, June, September and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-MLA 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-PKN 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-POL 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-ROM 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-RUS 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-SGP 

CBE 

March, June, September and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-UK 

CBE 

March, June, September and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-VNM 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-ZAF 

CBE 

June and December 

Applied Skills 

TX-ZWE 

CBE 

June and December 

Strategic Professional 

SBL 

Paper/CBE**  

March, June, September and December 

Strategic Professional 

AFM 

Paper/CBE**  

March, June, September and December 

Strategic Professional 

APM 

Paper/CBE*  

March, June, September and December 

Strategic Professional 

ATX-CYP 

Paper 

June and December 

Strategic Professional 

ATX-HKG 

Paper 

June and December 

Strategic Professional 

ATX-IRL 

CBE 

June and December 

Strategic Professional 

ATX-MYS 

Paper 

March, June, September and December 

Strategic Professional 

ATX-MLA 

Paper 

June and December 

Strategic Professional 

ATX-SGP 

Paper – changing to CBE in June 21 

June and December 

Strategic Professional 

ATX-UK 

CBE 

March, June, September and December 

Strategic Professional 

ATX-ZAF 

Paper 

June and December 

Strategic Professional 

AAA-INT 

Paper/CBE** 

March, June, September and December 

Strategic Professional 

AAA-IRL 

CBE 

March, June, September and December 

Strategic Professional 

AAA-SGP 

Paper 

March, June, September and December 

Strategic Professional 

AAA-UK 

CBE 

March, June, September and December 

 

One reason that differentiates ACCA courses from all other courses is that you earn a certificate at the completion of each level.

ACCA course Certificates:

Completed ACCA LevelCertificate EarnedOptional Degrees
On Completion of Knowledge LevelEarn Diploma in Accounting and Business Certificate
On Completion of Skills LevelEarn Advance Diploma in Accounting and Business CertificateStudents can also earn the BSc. (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting by Oxford Brookes University
On Completion of Professional LevelEarn ACCA designation and membershipStudent can also earn the MSc degree in Professional Accountancy by University of London

 

ACCA Eligibility and Exemptions