Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Are you looking for an international qualification that will improve your job opportunities in chartered accountancy? The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with over 300,000 students and members in 160 countries. For more information about becoming a member and the qualifications offered by ACCA, please visit the ACCA website.
Two ways to sit ACCA: paper-based exam or computer based exam
The application and registration processes differ for these two exam methods, so please read through the question and answer section below carefully.
The benefits of a computer-based examination:
- Flexibility – CBEs are held once a month (compared to twice a year for the paper-based exam) and there are no restrictions on the number of times you can re-sit the exam.
- Instant feedback – your result is displayed on the computer screen at the end of the exam.
- Results – your results are uploaded by British Council and will be transferred to your ACCA account within 72 hours.
- British Council administers exams on behalf of ACCA. You can choose between the paper-based exam, and the computer-based exam.
- How do I become a member of ACCA?
- When and where can I sit my exams?
- How much does it cost?
- How do I register?
- When will I receive my results?
- How do I pay?
- What is the refunds policy?
- What must I bring to the exam?
- I need more information
Visit the ACCA website for everything you need to know to become a certified ACCA member.
Dates and locations
Paper-based exams are held twice a year – June and December. Venues communicated to candidates via examination dockets.
Computer-based exams are held once a month. See the ACCA CBE registration guidelines to find out about upcoming test dates. Computer-based exam registration is open and can be done at any of our offices. Registration closes one week before the test date. You will be notified by us directly where you will sit the exam.
Paper-based exam: fees are determined by ACCA and are viewable on their website here.
Computer-based exam: please see the fee table below.
|Computer-based ACCA||Exam Fee|
|Introductory Level||NGN 25,000|
|Intermediate Level||NGN 25,000|
Paper-based exams: you must register directly with ACCA once you have confirmed your membership with them.
Computer-based exams: please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Collect an application form from one of our exam centres in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt or Kano. Alternatively, you can download the ACCA CBE application form. Also download and read the ACCA CBE registration guidelines.
You will need to bring along with you two current passport sized photographs, a valid international passport (original only, no other form of ID is acceptable) and a photocopy of the information page(s) of your international passport.
Step 2: Fill in your details, sign and submit the application form to one of the exam centre staff. Please note:
- Student ID cards will not be accepted
- On the exam day your original international passport must match the copy attached to the completed application form.
- No PO Box/PMB/agent and/or international addresses will be accepted as correspondence addresses. Please write your address clearly.
- Application forms may not be taken away from the British Council office, and candidates must sign their application form in person. No other person may sign on behalf of the candidate. Signing on behalf of a candidate will lead to automatic disqualification.
- If your family name has been changed because of a recent marriage, the name change must be entered in your international passport, or otherwise you can register in your maiden name. No other form of evidence is acceptable in the case of a name change.
Step 3: Pay the exam fee.
Payment is made by bank draft, drawn from any of the existing Nigerian banks, payable to British Council. Your application will not be processed until payment has been received.
Step 4: Confirmation.
Confirmation of your test place will be sent to you by email and SMS five days before the test.
Paper-based exam: results are made available on the My ACCA portal.
Computer-based exam: you will receive your results immediately on completion of the exam.
Paper-based exam: payment can be made via debit or credit card on the ‘My ACCA‘ portal.
Computer-based exam: payment is made by bank draft, drawn from any of the existing Nigerian banks, payable to British Council. Your application will not be processed until payment has been received.
At the exam
Please bring the following with you to your exam session:
- Membership card or identification such as a valid international passport or national ID card
- Exam docket
- Pens, pencils in a CLEAR bag
- Basic calculator
- No electronic devices. e.g. mobile phone, etc
Please refer to our Examinations Refund Policy for further information.
If your questions haven’t been answered, kindly contact the exams team for more information.
The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.