ACA Certificate Level and ICAEW CFAB Modules

ACA Certificate Level and ICAEW CFAB Modules

The six modules of the ACA Certificate Level and ICAEW CFAB are assessed electronically (computer-based exams). Students taking these exams attend an ICAEW approved test centre, enter their answers into a computer and can then access their results the next day via the exams section of the student website. Each exam is one and a half hours long.

If you have any further queries about the ACA or ICAEW CFAB qualifications, the computer-based exams, structure of exams or the syllabus please contact ICAEW at +44 (0)1908 248 250, email, or visit the ACA or ICAEW CFAB student areas of the ICAEW website.


If you are due to receive your Certificate Level / ICAEW CFAB exam results on the same day the ACA Professional or Advanced Level exams results are released, you will receive your results at a slightly later time of approximately 12:00 (UK-time). You will continue to access your exam results via the Examinations tab of your online training file at View all Professional and Advanced Level exam results dates within the ACA planner or the exam section of the ICAEW website.

Level 4 and Level 7 apprenticeship students

If you are a Level 4 or Level 7 apprenticeship student, you must not be asked to contribute towards the cost of your apprenticeship. Therefore, if you are paying for your exam entry fee, you must ensure that you have the ability to reclaim this cost via your organisation’s expenses process/system.

Important information about your exam appointment

Your exam will take place at a computer provided by the test centre. You should arrive at the test centre at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete the necessary centre sign-in procedures. If you arrive more than 15 minutes later than your scheduled start time, you may not be permitted to take the exam and you will have to schedule (and pay for) a new appointment.

Please read the information in these drop-down sections so that you are familiar with all of the requirements for sitting an exam:

Last updated 2019-06-17