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ACA training in Bangladesh

Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and those with other professional qualifications or experience (such as ACCA) can study for the ACA in Bangladesh.

Register as a student

How is the ACA structured?

ICAB members

For ICAB members the ACA is a combination of exams and ethics training. Together, these elements give you the expertise and added-value skills that help define a chartered accountant. 

ICAB members are automatically awarded credit for prior learning (CPL) for 11 or 12 of the 15 ACA exam modules, but must successfully complete the outstanding modules to complete the ACA qualification and become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant: 

  • business planning;
  • corporate reporting;
  • strategic business management; and
  • the case study.

ACCA students, affiliate and members

ACCA students, affiliate and members could be eligible for credits for prior learning for up to 12 out of the 15 ACA exam modules.

This would mean that to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant you would need to complete any remaining ACA exams, practical work experience, professional development and ethics training. 

Please note that students, affiliates and members of professional bodies other than ICAB (such as ACCA) who are not eligible for credit for 12 ACA exams cannot complete the ACA in Bangladesh.

Credit for prior learning

  • ICAB members who have sat and passed the Taxation II paper after June 2015 are eligible for CPL for Business Planning. ICAB members who qualified prior to June 2015 can sit the Taxation II paper separately to obtain this credit (please contact ICAB to discuss this).
  • ICAB members are exempt from paying CPL fees for a limited period of time.
  • Eligible students and affiliates of other professional bodies (such as ACCA) can apply for credits free of charge for a limited period of time.
  • Eligible members from other professional bodies (such as ACCA) can apply for credits for a fee.

Read more about applying for credits

Tuition providers

Local tuition is available in Bangladesh through ICAB and students can also study online

Read a full list of ACA tuition providers

Costs of studying the ACA

There are a number of fees associated with completing the ACA and qualifying as a ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Read a breakdown of the costs 


average annual earnings of ICAEW members in the Asia Pacific region*

* Source: ICAEW salary survey 2015

Registration process

When you register with ICAEW as an ACA student you will need to complete an application form and include the following supporting documents:

  • a copy of your ICAB membership certificate; and
  • a letter of good standing from ICAB.

More information

If you have any questions regarding your application, ICAEW’s student support helpline will be able to help you:

Student Support Team
+44 (0)1908 248 250

Are you a member of another professional body?

If you are a member of another professional accountancy body you may be able to join ICAEW through one of its reciprocal agreements.

Training internationally

If you want to train for the ACA in another country, you must ensure you are entitled to work in that country. It is your responsibility to understand what work visa you need and how to secure one. ICAEW cannot support you in this process, but your potential employer might be able to offer advice.