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ACA training in Pakistan

Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and members, students or affiliates of other international professional bodies (such as ACCA) can study for the ACA in Pakistan.

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What is ICAEW?

ICAEW is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. We were founded in 1880 and support more than 147,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants in 155 countries around the world.

Our members work in organisations in every industry and are on the boards of 78% of FTSE 100 companies. Our ACA qualification is recognised and respected internationally and required by many finance and accountancy firms.

What we do:

  • Ensure the highest professional standards.
  • Promote, develop and support ICAEW Chartered Accountants.
  • Share expertise to advance the accountancy and finance profession.

How is the ACA structured?

ICAP members

For ICAP members the ACA is a combination of exams and ethics training. If you are an ICAP member, you will automatically be awarded credit for prior learning for 12 of the 15 ACA exam modules.

This means to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, ICAP members need to pass the ACA’s three Advanced Level examinations and complete ICAEW’s online ethics programme.

ICAP member registration form

ACCA students, affiliate and members

Members, affiliates and students of ACCA may be eligible for credits for prior learning for up to 12 out of the 15 ACA exam modules.

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

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


In Pakistan exams are held in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. All exams must be pre-booked. Details of the exam venue will be sent to you approximately two weeks before the examination date.

Credit for prior learning

  • ICAP members: Members of ICAP are awarded credit for prior learning for 12 of the 15 ACA exam modules as part of your ICAEW registration. Current ICAP members are exempt from paying credit for prior learning fees. This offer is available for a limited period of time.
  • Affiliates and students of other professional bodies: Eligible students and affiliates from other professional bodies (such as ACCA) can apply for credits free of charge for a limited period of time.
  • Members of other professional bodies: Eligible members from other professional bodies (such as ACCA) can apply for credits for a fee.

Read more on applying for credits

Tuition providers

ACA tuition is available in Pakistan through two of ICAEW’s partners in learning:

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

Umair Murtaza, Group Reporting Manager, AZAQ Group

Umair MurtazaGroup Reporting Manager, AZAQ GROUP

Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

More information

For more information on studying the ACA in Pakistan contact: pakistan@icaew.com

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.