Part-qualified routes to AAT full membership

Gain full AAT membership with your part qualifications

If you are only part-qualified you can stil enjoy the benefits and advantages of full AAT membership. Find your existing qualification and follow the information and AAT joining requirements.

Part-qualified with ACCA

You can join AAT as a full member and recognise your ACCA qualifications. You'll also need to provide employer-verified work experience in specific areas and complete our online professional competence test. To start the process, please send us your details to receive your AAT full member application pack. These are the steps you will need to take once you receive it.

Step one - check you’re eligible

In order to apply for AAT full membership via this route you must have completed or gained exemption from the following units of the ACCA Fundamentals:

  • F1 Accountant in Business.
  • F2 Management Accounting.
  • F3 Financial Accounting.

Plus at least two of the following units:

  • F6 Taxation.
  • F8 Audit and Assurance
  • F9 Financial management.

Step two - registration

Submit your details to AAT using our online form. We will then forward your AAT number, application form and work experience and reference form within five working days.

Step three - work experience and professional reference

Complete the 'work experience and reference' form and have it signed off by your employer (or a qualified accountant if you're self employed). Your completed form will:

  • Confirm that you've proven your competence in the workplace where elements of the AAT syllabus aren't covered by your ACCA qualifications
  • Show you've gained 1 year's relevant work experience (or the equivalent part time)
  • Provide details of the professional referee recommending you for full membership

Step four - application and payment

Complete and return your application form, along with:

Step five - professional competence test (PCT)

You'll choose a date to sit your online PCT when you return your application form. Your employer will need to enter an access code confirming your identity, and provide a quiet space and computer for you to use.

Part-qualified with CIMA

You can join AAT as a full member and recognise your CIMA qualifications. You'll also need to provide employer-verified work experience in specific areas and complete our online professional competence test.

To start the process, please send us your details to receive your AAT full member application pack. These are the steps you will need to take once you receive it:

Step one - check you’re eligible

In order to apply for AAT full membership via this route you must have completed or gained exemption from the following units of CIMA’s Certificate in Business Accounting and Professional Qualification:

  • P1 Performance Operations
  • F1 Financial Operations
  • F2 Financial Management.

Step two - registration

Submit your details to AAT using our online form. We will then forward your AAT number, application form and work experience and reference form within five working days.

Step three - work experience and professional reference

Complete your work experience and reference form and have it signed off by your employer (or a qualified accountant if you're self employed). Your completed form will:

  • Confirm that you've proven your competence in the workplace where elements of the AAT syllabus aren't covered by your CIMA qualifications
  • Show you've gained one year's relevant work experience (or the equivalent part time)
  • Provide details of the professional referee recommending you for full membership

Step four - application and payment

Complete and return your application form, along with:

Step five - professional competence test (PCT)

You'll choose a date to sit your online PCT when you return your application form. Your employer will need to enter an access code confirming your identity, and provide a quiet space and computer for you to use.
 

Part-qualified with CIPFA

You can join AAT as a full member and recognise your CIPFA qualifications. You'll also need to provide employer-verified work experience in specific areas and complete our online professional competence test.

To start the process, please send us your details to receive your AAT full member application pack. These are the steps you will need to take once you receive it:

Step one - check you’re eligible

In order to apply for AAT full membership via this route you must have completed or gained exemption from the following units of the CIPFA Professional Qualification:

Certificate level

  • FA Financial accounting
  • MA Management accounting
  • FR Financial reporting
  • A&A Audit and assurance

Diploma level

  • PSFR Public sector financial reporting
  • BM Business management

Step two - registration

Submit your details to AAT using our online form. We will then forward your AAT number, application form and work experience and reference form within five working days.

Step three - work experience and professional reference

Complete your work experience and reference form and have it signed off by your employer (or a qualified accountant if you're self employed). Your completed form will:

  • Confirm that you've proven your competence in the workplace where elements of the AAT syllabus aren't covered by your CIPFA qualifications
  • Show you've gained one year's relevant work experience (or the equivalent part time)
  • Provide details of the professional referee recommending you for full membership

Step four - application and payment

Complete and return your application form, along with:

Step five - professional competence test (PCT)

You'll choose a date to sit your online PCT when you return your application form. Your employer will need to enter an access code confirming your identity, and provide a quiet space and computer for you to use.

Part-qualified with ICAEW

You can join AAT as a full member and recognise your ICAEW qualifications. You'll also need to provide employer-verified work experience in specific areas and complete our online professional competence test.

To start the process, please send us your details to receive your AAT full member application pack. These are the steps you will need to take once you receive it:

Step one - check you’re eligible

In order to apply for AAT full membership via this route you must have completed or gained exemption from the following units of the ICAEW ACA qualification:

Knowledge and Application levels

  • CAC Accounting
  • CAS Assurance
  • CBF Business and Finance
  • CMI Management Information
  • CTX Principles of Taxation
  • PFAR Financial Accounting and reporting
  • ACR Corporate Reporting

Step two - registration

Submit your details to AAT using our online form. We will then forward your AAT number, application form and work experience and reference form within five working days.

Step three - work experience and professional reference

Complete your work experience and reference form and have it signed off by your employer (or a qualified accountant if you're self employed). Your completed form will:

  • Confirm that you've proven your competence in the workplace where elements of the AAT syllabus aren't covered by your ICAEW qualifications
  • Show you've gained one year's relevant work experience (or the equivalent part time)
  • Provide details of the professional referee recommending you for full membership

Step four - application and payment

Complete and return your application form, along with:

Step 5: professional competence test (PCT)

You'll choose a date to sit your online PCT when you return your application form. Your employer will need to enter an access code confirming your identity, and provide a quiet space and computer for you to use.

Part-qualified with ICAS

You can join AAT as a full member and recognise your ICAS qualifications. You'll also need to provide employer-verified work experience in specific areas and complete our online professional competence test.

To start the process, please send us your details to receive your AAT full member application pack. These are the steps you will need to take once you receive it:

Step one - check you’re eligible

In order to apply for AAT full membership via this route you must have completed or gained exemption from the following units of the ICAS CA qualification:

  • BM Business Management
  • Fin Finance
  • FA Financial Accounting
  • PAR Principles of Auditing and Reporting
  • ABS Assurance and Business Systems
  • FR Financial Reporting
  • Tax Taxation

Step two - registration

Submit your details to AAT using our online form. We will then forward your AAT number, application form and work experience and reference form within five working days.

Step three - work experience and professional reference

Complete your Work experience and reference form and have it signed off by your employer (or a qualified accountant if you're self employed). Your completed form will:

  • Confirm that you've proven your competence in the workplace where elements of the AAT syllabus aren't covered by your ICAS qualifications
  • Show you've gained one year's relevant work experience (or the equivalent part time)
  • Provide details of the professional referee recommending you for full membership

Step four - application and payment

Complete and return your application form, along with:

Step five - professional competence test (PCT)

You'll choose a date to sit your online PCT when you return your application form. Your employer will need to enter an access code confirming your identity, and provide a quiet space and computer for you to use.