ACCA Exemptions

Exemptions let you start your studies at a level that is consistent with the knowledge and skills gained from prior learning. They provide you with the quickest route to ACCA membership.

What exemptions are available?

Depending on any existing qualifications you may hold, exemptions can be awarded across:

  • The Foundation level qualifications and
  • the nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams of the ACCA Qualification.

No exemptions are awarded:

  • for the Strategic Professional exams of the the ACCA Qualification or
  • on the basis of work experience or
  • for any of the exams or modules examined within our post-professional qualifications and

Use The Exemptions calculator to find out if you can apply for any exemptions.