Which computer-based ACCA exams are available?

Computer-based exams are available for the first seven Foundation-level exams. These are the exams required for the Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (FA1,MA1); the Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (FA2, MA2); and the Diploma in Accounting and Business (FAB, FMA and FFA). These exams are also required for the Certified Accounting Technician qualification.

Computer-based exams (English and Global) are also available for the Accountant in Business (AB,) Management Accounting (MA,) Financial Acounting (FA) and Corporate & Business Law (LW) exams of the ACCA Qualification.

How to apply?

Complete your application form:

  • Download the application form below and ensure you complete all the fields, especially your contact details as this will allow us to contact you if we have any questions. 
  • Indicate the correct subjects and dates for the examination, sign the application and attach one passport sized photograph.
  • Changing your exam dates is not permitted, so it is important that you select the correct date and month for your examination.
  • Please ensure that your registration with ACCA is confirmed, as failure to register prior to submitting your application will result in forfeiture of your exam fee.

Submit your application form:

  • Submit your completed application form to the British Council Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah.
  • Please ensure you retain your oriinal receipt as you will be required to present it on the day of the exam.

Process your application and confirm entry:

  • Once we have received your application, it will be processed as quickly as possible.
  • You will receive a text message or an email from the British Council confirming your examination date within two working days of making the payment. If there is no availability for your preferred examination date, we will offer you an alternative date and notify you by email and /or text message.

Exam locations and timings

Exam venues:

City Venue
Dubai Al Falah University, Street #5, Al Rebat St, Opposite Cambridge International School, Garhoud, Dubai - UAE
Abu Dhabi    Syscoms College, Union National Bank Building, opposite Abu Dhabi Chambers, Airport Road (Corniche), Abu Dhabi – UAE

Exam timings:

The computer based exams last for 2 hours and you will be allocated a slot in one of the following sessions.

Please report to the exam venue at least 15 minutes before the start of the exam.

Session Timing
 Session 1  09:00 – 11:00
 Session 2  11:30 – 13:30
 Session 3  14:00 – 16:00

Exam fees

Exam fees:

Technical Examinations

Fee (per exam)

Recording Financial Transactions (FA1,) Maintaining Financial Record (FA2,)

Management Information (MA1,) Managing Costs and Finance (MA2)

AED 555

Professional Examinations

Fee (per exam)

Accountant in Business (AB,) Management Accounting (MA,) Financial Acounting (FA)

Accountant in Business (FAB,) Financial Accounting (FFA,) Management Accounting (FMA)

AED 660
Corporate & Business Law (LW) AED 790

Payment locations:

You can pay for the exam at any of our centres in the UAE. 

Please ensure you retain your original receipt as you will be required to present it on the day of the exam.

Results, refunds and required documents.

Results:

Results are available immediately after the examination has been completed.

Refunds:

All examination fees paid are non-refundable. Refunds will not be issued for incorrect choice of examination or subject.

We will only consider applications for refunds made on the following grounds:

  • Medical – hospital admission or serious injury 
  • Loss or bereavement – death of parents, guardian, brother/sister or child 
  • Hardship/trauma – victim of crime, victim of traffic accident 

Applications for refund must be made at least 2 days before the exam date, addressed to the Examinations Services Manager. A 25% administration fee is applicable on all refunds of the exam.

Required documents on the day of the exam:

Candidates are required to present the following documents in order to sit the examination:

  • ACCA membership card
  • Emirates ID card or Passport

Failure to present valid ID documentation will result in the candidate not being allowed to sit the examination.

Failure to attend:

If you do not attend the examination for any reason other than the ones mentioned above, you will lose the fee that you have paid to the British Council. If you are unable to attend due to sickness, you must call the British Council immediately and present a note from a medical practitioner in order to avoid forfeiting the fees you have paid.

Abu Dhabi 2019 examinations schedule

Month Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Application Deadline
April 8 9 10 11 12 31-03-2019
22 23 24 25 26 14-04-2019
May 6 7 8 9 10 05-05-2019
20 21 22 23 24 19-05-2019
June 10 11 12 13 14 09-06-2019
24 25 26 27 28 16-06-2019
July 8 9 10 11 12 07-07-2019
22 23 24 25 26 21-07-2019
August 5 6 7 8 9 04-08-2019
19 20 21 22 23 18-08-2019
September 9 10 11 12 13 08-09-2019
23 24 25 26 27 22-09-2019
October 7 8 9 10 11 06-10-2019
14 15 16 17 18 13-10-2019
November 4 5 7 8 9 03-11-2019
18 19 20 21 22 17-11-2019
December  9 10 11 12 13 08-12-2019

Dubai 2019 examinations schedule

Month Thursday Saturday Application deadline
April 4 6 02-04-2019
18 20 16-04-2019
May 9 11 07-05-2019
23 25 21-05-2019
June 13 15 11-06-2019
20 22 18-06-2019
July 4 6 02-07-2019
18 20 16-07-2019
August 15 17 13-08-2019
22 24 20-08-2019
September 12 14 10-09-2019
19 21 17-09-2019
October 10 13 08-10-2019
17 19 15-10-2019
November 14 16 12-11-2019
21 23 19-11-2019
December 12 14 10-12-2019

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