ACCA Candidate

British Council

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.

Please note that you need to be an ACCA member before registering for an exam.

There are two ways to sit your ACCA exam: paper-based or computer-based. The application and registration processes differ for these two exam methods, so please read the sections below carefully.

The benefits of a computer-based examination:

  • flexibility – exams 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.

Notice to applicants:

We have commenced registration for all ACCA CBE test for 2023. Please download the registration guidelines and application forms in the download sections below.

For more information about becoming a member and the qualifications offered by ACCA, please visit the ACCA website.

Paper-based exams

Dates, locations and fees

Exams are held twice a year – June and December. Venue information will be provided following registration.

Fees are determined by ACCA and are available on their website.


You must register directly with ACCA once you have confirmed your membership with them.

Payment and results

Payment can be made via debit or credit card on the My ACCA portal. Your results will also be available on this portal.

Computer-based exams (CBE)

Dates, locations and fees

Computer-based exams are held once a month. Download the exam dates and registration guidelines in the downloads section below. 

Registration closes one week before the test date and can be done at any of our offices.

Venue information will be provided five days before each exam date.

Details of fees for each level can be found on the guidelines document below, or through the link.


Please follow the steps below:

  1. Collect an application form from one of our exam centres in Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt. Alternatively, you can download the ACCA-CBE Application form below. Please also download and read the ACCA CBE Registration Guidelines before submitting your application You will need to bring along:
  • one current passport-sized photograph
  • a valid international passport (original only), National Identity Card (not temporary NIMC Slip), or Drivers' License (no other form of ID is acceptable)

2.  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.

3.  Pay the exam fee. Payment is made by bank transfer. We will confirm your payment made within 3 working days. Your application will not be processed until payment has been received and confirmed.

Confirmation of your test place will be sent to you by email five days before the test.


You will receive your results immediately on completion of the exam.

What to bring to your 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 and pencils in a clear plastic bag
  • basic calculator

No electronic devices, e.g. mobile phones, are allowed to be taken into exams.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the exams team for more information.


The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We are 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.

Fees: All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.