Help and support: answers for members

AAT membership options

AAT professional membership helps your employment prospects and earning potential. You can even start your own practice. It's available once you've completed your AAT studies, or to some who've studied elsewhere.

Find out more about the benefits of AAT membership.

Take a look at the current membership fees to understand the annual cost.

To discuss membership options and requirements, speak to our Customer Support team team on 44 (0)20 3735 2468 or email us. Please use the email address for your MyAAT login and we won't need to confirm your identity.

Check the progress of your professional member application

If you've made an application to become a professional member or provided follow-up information, please allow up to ten working days for it to be processed.  We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application.

If you need to speak to someone, please call Customer Support on +44 (0)20 3735 2468 or email us. Please use the email address for your MyAAT login and we won't need to confirm your identity.

Invoices and receipts

Invoices for membership renewals 

Please note we are unable to issue invoices; we only issue a renewal notification. This can be found online on your pay outstanding fees page. This can be downloaded one month before your renewal is due and before you make payment. If payment has been made you'll need to request a receipt.

Invoicing your employer

The only time we can change the invoice details from your own to your employer's is if your employer is listed as an AAT Employer Scheme member, and if they have their own account with us in which to pay renewals.

VAT

As a registered charity all our membership and assessment fees are VAT exempt. Therefore, VAT is not charged on any of our fees.

Receipts

If you require a receipt, please contact us on +44 (0)20 3735 2468 or email us. Please use the email address for your MyAAT login and we won't need to confirm your identity.

Applying for reduced fees

If you’re an AAT full member (MAAT), fellow member (FMAAT) or AAT Licensed Accountant, you may be eligible for a reduced membership or licence fee.

You can apply using the reduced fee application form, which will confirm whether you're eligible, or you can find the eligibility criteria on the reduced membership and licence fees page.

Completing your annual declaration

You can complete your annual declaration through your MyAAT account. This will become available to complete one month before your renewal is due and will appear as a banner at the top of your MyAAT dashboard.

Continuing professional development (CPD) and the support we provide

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a learning process designed to help you maintain, expand and update your skills and knowledge throughout your career.

Undertaking CPD is mandatory for:

  • affiliate members
  • bookkeeping members (AATQB)
  • full members (MAAT)
  • fellow members (FMAAT)
  • licensed members (AAT Licensed Bookkeepers and AAT Licensed Accountants).

Use the CPD section for:

We carry out CPD monitoring. Members are selected at random on a monthly basis to ensure they're undertaking CPD.

Make sure you’re familiar with our CPD policy and you're keeping your CPD records up to date, so that if you're selected for CPD monitoring, you've got everything ready to submit to us.

Progression to chartered accountancy

Once you've successfully completed the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting you can go on to study chartered accountancy and, as a full or fellow member, receive a 50% discount on your full membership fee while you study.

To discuss membership options and requirements, speak to our Customer Support team on +44 (0)20 3735 2468 or email us. Please use the email address for your MyAAT login and we won't need to confirm your identity.

Licensed member resources

As an AAT licensed member you have access to resources in the Licensed member support toolkit to help you with your business. These include letters of engagement, logos, marketing material and more.

Additional resources can also be found in the AAT Knowledge Hub.

You can also visit Informi, an AAT website providing help and resources for starting and building your business.

Starting a business

Start your own practice by becoming an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper and get all the support and guidance you need to succeed, including advice and tools covering practice management, marketing, anti-money laundering and more.

You can also take a look at the current membership fees to understand the annual cost.

To discuss options and requirements, speak to our Customer Support team on +44 (0)20 3735 2468 or email us. Please use the email address for your MyAAT login and we won't need to confirm your identity.

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