COVID-related testing information:

Testing candidates: Most Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) are open for exam delivery. We also continue to deliver exams to any third-party test centers (PVTC and PVTC Selects) with the ability to operate, though some may be operating at limited or changed capacity based on their own discretion or in response to government mandates.

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ACA Certificate Level and ICAEW CFAB Modules

ACA Certificate Level and ICAEW CFAB Modules


If you are due to receive your ACA Certificate Level / ICAEW CFAB exam results on the same day as the ACA Professional or Advanced Level 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.

Important information about your exam appointment

Your 90 minute 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.


If you have applied for credit for prior learning (CPL), please check your training file via the ICAEW website and review the status of your CPL application:

  • If you have been awarded CPL you should not sit the exam.
  • If you proceed with the exam having been awarded CPL and subsequently fail the exam, the CPL credit will be removed, as you will no longer be eligible, and a refund cannot be provided.
  • If you have been awarded CPL you may cancel your exam and, if you provide at least 24 hours’ notice, you will receive a refund for the exam fee.

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.

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.

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 2021-01-15