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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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The ACA qualification

The ACA equips you with in-depth knowledge across finance, accountancy and business and is recognised by employers around the world. Our members hold influential positions  across the globe.

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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.

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, exams are also available via Remote Invigilation. 


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, please contact our student support team:

Student Support Team
+44 (0)1908 248 250
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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.

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.