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The Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) is the ACCAs suite of entry level qualifications. The perfect start for a career in accountancy and finance - whether you are just starting out in finance or if you need a professional qualification to show for your experience.

Students can progress with their studies through the ACCA (from LW ) and become a Chartered Certified Accountant.


ACCA offers exemptions to students who have studied relevant accountancy qualifications prior to starting ACCA’s accountancy qualifications. This means that you may not have to take all of the exams in the ACCA Qualification or at the foundation level and you can start your studies at the right level.

Should I claim my exemptions?

Exemptions stop you from having to study the same topics that you have already been taught. This is great if you have recently achieved a qualification, as it's still fresh in your mind. However, if you are thinking of claiming an ACCA exemption based on qualifications you gained years ago or if you have been working in a field other than accountancy for some time, you may need to take the exam. 
Studying for the exam will allow you to refresh your knowledge and will ensure you are sufficiently prepared for the higher level papers, which go into topics in greater depth. 
If you are not sure whether to apply for an ACCA exemption, why not have a look through
our past exam papers? If you are not confident you could pass the exam right now, you should study for that paper.


Exemptions fee

You will need to pay a fee for each paper we award exemption for. Exemptions are charged at the early exam entry fee which can be found on the dates and fees page here.

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