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How to register as an ICAEW student

Whether you are looking to start studying ICAEW CFAB, BFP or the ACA, you all start in the same place.

The first question to ask is, are you studying independently? To study independently means to study in your own time without the support of an employer. You can complete your exams independently but to become an ICAEW chartered accountant, you will still need to complete work experience, ethics and professional development.  Therefore, to complete your training, you must find a training agreement. You can find job vacancies from our ICAEW authorised training employer at icaewtrainingvacancies.com.

If you have already secured yourself a training agreement, you can register to start your studies with your employer on your induction week. 


Before you register

Before you start your registration 

What will you need during the process of registering? If you are registering as part of a training agreement you will need to include your employer’s training office number, which your Qualified Person Responsible for Training will give you. If you are registering as an independent student, you’ll need to put “NA” in this section. You also will need to have details and certificates about your previous qualifications.

Start your application

Starting your application

Now you are ready to register, click below.

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What route will you take?

What route will you be taking?

After filling in your personal details, you will be asked to select the qualification you will be studying. This is where you can select if you will be studying independently or in a training agreement. If you have decided to study ICAEW BFP, please register here as an ICAEW CFAB student. Once you have completed your exams, ethics and work experience you can register for your BFP here.

Start your BFP application
Completing your registration

Completing your registration 

After completing the questions on the application form you will have finished your registration. Congratulations! You have now completed the first step into becoming an ICAEW professional. You will receive a welcome email that includes your student number. Keep this number safe as it is important throughout your training.

The benefits!

Now you are a student you can access a range of resources and services, from exam resources to student events and discount cards. You can take advantage of these all year round.

Explore ACA student benefits

The benefits for ICAEW CFAB students are slightly different to the ACA student benefits.

Check them out here 

More information

If you have any questions about registering as an ICAEW student you can contact ICAEW's student support team on: +44 (0)1908 248 250 or via our contact us pages.

Register as an ICAEW student

If you've secured an ACA training agreement, decided to start the ACA as an independent student or to study ICAEW's Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business, you can register as an ICAEW student today.

Register online now