Why choose the ACA?
The ACA qualification is respected and valued internationally by employers across all sectors. ICAEW Chartered Accountants make a difference in organisations because the ACA is an industry leading business, accountancy, and finance qualification. Our members hold influential positions around the world and are on the board of 77 of the FTSE 100 companies.
Use our step-by-step guide to start your ACA journey
1. Entry requirements
Learn more about the school leaver and graduate ACA entry requirements.
2. Registration process
3. How is the ACA structured?
To qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, you will need to complete the following four components of the ACA:
4. Select a preferred study option
Choose from approved tuition providers offering online tuition:
- Online tuition options
5. Costs of the ACA
6. Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
A degree, Masters or diploma, or a professional qualification, may provide exemptions towards the ACA modules.
7. Register with ICAEW as a student
Follow the registration guide to join ICAEW as a student.
Join us from another professional body
As a student there are exemptions available for up to 12 of the 15 ACA exams and these can be claimed by applying for Credit for Prior Learning (CPL).
As a member of another professional accountancy body, you may be eligible to join us through one of our reciprocal agreements.