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, 9 Exemptions can be awarded for Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills Exams .

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

Following are most common exemptions available:


1) Exemptions for B.Com and M.Com Qualified Students

For students who have already qualified B.Com / M.Com, they have the exemptions of ACCA knowledge level i.e. F1 to F3 and ACCA Skill level i.e.F4 subject.

  • F1 – Business and Technology (BT)
  • F2 – Management Accounting (MA)
  • F3 – Financial Accounting (FA)
  • F4 – Corporate and Business Law (LW)

2) Exemptions for BBA Qualified Students

For students who have already qualified BBA, they have the exemptions of ACCA knowledge level i.e. F1 subject

  • F1 – Business and Technology (BT)

3) Exemptions for MBA Qualified Students

For students who have already qualified MBA, they have the exemptions of ACCA knowledge level i.e. F1 to F3 subject.

  • F1 – Business and Technology (BT)
  • F2 – Management Accounting (MA)
  • F3 – Financial Accounting (FA)

ACCA Exemptions for CA Students

1) ACCA Exemptions for CA Foundation Students

  • No exemptions

2) ACCA Exemptions for CA IPCC Qualified Students

For CA IPCC qualified students F1 to F3 subjects are exempted and F6 & F8 subjects are exempted.

In case student has also completed the B. Com/M. Com in addition to IPCC – He shall also have an exemption of F4 – Corporate and Business Law (LW)

  • F1 – Business and Technology (F1)
  • F2 – Management Accounting (MA)
  • F3 – Financial Accounting (FA)
  • F6 – Taxation (TX)
  • F8 – Audit and Assurance (AA)

For more details on ACCA Exemptions for CAs/CA Students, Click Here.

3) ACCA Exemptions for Qualified CAs

For CA Final Qualified Students ALL the Knowledge and Skill level Subjects are exempted.

ICWA/ICMAI qualified students will also get all the exemptions as mentioned above subject to specific working experience.

  • F1 – Business and Technology (BT)
  • F2 – Management  Accounting (MA)
  • F3 – Financial Accounting (FA)
  • F4 – Corporate and Business Law (LW)
  • F5 – Performance Management (PM)
  • F6 – Taxation (TX)
  • F7 – Financial Reporting (FR)
  • F8 – Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • F9 – Financial Management (FM)

 

 

How to claim exemptions

What you need to do to claim exemptions depends on where you are on your ACCA student journey.

You can use ACCA's tool to answer a few questions and get step-by-guidance on what you need to do.

Get exam exemptions guidance.

Some Videos on ACCA Exemptions by CA Pankaj Dhingra

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