What Makes the ACA Different?
Being an ICAEW Chartered Accountant is no ordinary achievement. Your premium qualification sets you apart as a member of a highly influential and respected professional body which connects you to a wider global community of financial experts. This means you are well placed to pursue the most interesting and rewarding opportunities at every stage of your career.
ICAEW helps you to take advantage of a career full of opportunities, mobility and flexibility.
ICAEW protects and promotes the contribution of the profession to the economy, and maintains your respected status as a member of a progressive and influential professional body.
ICAEW creates opportunities for you to meet and share ideas with like-minded professionals, wherever you are in the world.
Benefits of the ACA Qualification
Supporting over 150,000 ICAEW Chartered Accounts in more than 154 countries
Early ICAEW presidents formed today's global accountancy firms
ICAEW have close to 5,000 Authorised Training Employers (ATE) worldwide that offers the ACA training contracts.
12 offices around the world supporting ICAEW Chartered Accountants and ACA students
Over 24,000 students are studying the ACA globally
ICAEW Chartered Accountants working in business earn an annual average salary of £90.2k
Working in the public interest through various activities, including our Financial Capability work
ICAEW Chartered Accountants are recognised worldwide and sit on the Boards of 78% of FTSE 100 companies. You can be one too. Let the facts speak for themselves.
Globally, their average salary plus bonus 0-2 years post qualification is £49.9k
They work for organisations of all shapes and sizes
of the world's 100 global leading brands employ ICAEW Chartered Accountants
The global average salary for ACA qualified accountant in the first two years of their career
How Do You Become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant (ACA)?
To have a successful career as a chartered accountant, you need the right mix of knowledge, skills and on-the-job experience.
A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
This helps you develop skills such as communication, decision making, problem-solving and teamwork.
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL SCEPTICISM TRAINING
This gives you the skills to identify ethical dilemmas, understand the implications and behave appropriately.
THREE TO FIVE YEARS' PRACTICAL WORK EXPERIENCE
You complete this while in a training agreement with an ICAEW authorised training employer.
15 ACCOUNTANCY, FINANCE AND BUSINESS MODULES
These cover a range of subjects, from management information to law and taxation.
The ICAEW ACA Modules
There are 15 modules over three levels – Certificate, Professional and Advanced. They can be taken in any order with the exception of the Case Study which has to be attempted last. You must pass every exam.
*Credit for prior learning (CPL), also known as exemptions, are available for some of the Certificate level and Professional level exam modules.
Check our CPL Directory to see if you can apply for credits at apps.icaew.com/cpldirectory.
How to Begin Your Study?
Whatever your existing commitment or preferred learning style, there is a study option to suit you. Have a look at our flexible options to study towards the ACA qualification.
The ICAEW approved tuition providers in South-East Asia
There are many ICAEW approved tuition providers located in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam to provide tuition and study support to our students.
To locate a tuition centre in a city nearest to you, click here
High Pass Rates
Certificate Level first time pass rates (January-August 2017)
Principles of Taxation
Professional level exam pass rates (March and June 2017)
between 71% and 93%
Case Study pass rates (July 2017)
% of passes at the final exam (Case Study) – 77%