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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

What is ICAEW?

ICAEW is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. We were founded in 1880 and support more than 150,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants in 155 countries around the world.

Our members work in organisations in every industry and are on the boards of 77 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.

ICAEW Top- up Route

ICAB members

Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and members, students or affiliates of other international professional bodies (such as ACCA) can join ICAEW via the Top- up route.

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 other professional bodies (such as ACCA) who are not eligible for credit for all 12 ACA exams cannot complete the Certificate Level and Professional Level exams in Bangladesh. However, Advanced Level exams are available. 


In Bangladesh, exams are held in Dhaka. All exams must be pre-booked. Details of the exam venue will be sent to you approximately two weeks before the examination date. Exams are also available via Remote Invigilation. 

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.