AAT membership fees

AAT is a not-for-profit organisation. Your membership fee enables us to provide resources and support to boost your career, and we offer a variety of ways to make this as easy to manage as possible.

Direct Debit

All members with a UK bank account can set up a Direct Debit. This lets you pay in up to four consecutive monthly instalments, and you can set this up at any time until your fee becomes overdue.

If you’re an employer or training provider, please email us to request a Direct Debit mandate form.

Debit or credit card

You can also pay quickly and easily online using a debit or credit card. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Solo and Electron. If you’re an employer or training provider, please call us on +44 (0)20 3735 2468 to pay over the phone. Our lines are open 09.00–17.00 (UK time), Monday to Friday.  

Bank transfer, invoice or payment code

You can pay AAT directly via a bank transfer using the details provided below. 

Please ensure you quote your membership number as the payment reference to ensure we allocate the payment to the correct account.

Bank: Lloyds 
Account name: Association of Accounting Technicians
Branch: Holborn Circus

Sort-code 30-94-31
Account no. 01178128
BIC/SWIFT: LOYDGB21037 
IBAN: GB28 LOYD 3094 3101 1781 28

If you're an employer or training provider paying by bank transfer, please email remittance advice made on behalf of your students or members to aatfinance@aat.org.uk

Training providers and AAT Employer Scheme members can email us at customersupport@aat.org.uk to request to be invoiced for their employees’ fees.

Training providers can also download payment codes, which can be allocated to new students to be used during their student registration, and receive a weekly consolidated invoice. 

Cheque

In line with official advice, the AAT office remains closed until further notice. As a result we are unable to process any cheque payments. Please use another payment method on this page.

If you're facing financial difficulties

As well as paying in instalments by Direct Debit, there are several other ways to make paying your fee more manageable.

If you pay your own membership fee, you may be able to claim tax relief. If you’re a full member, fellow member or AAT Licensed Accountant, you may also be eligible for a reduced membership or licence fee if you meet our criteria.

If none of these apply to you, do contact us so we can explore ways to support you. Should you unfortunately need to let your membership lapse, please check the tabs below for information on how to reinstate and come back to us.

Current fees

Annual membership fees are calculated on a 12-month rolling basis from the first of the month that your registration is approved.

Our refund policy is available to view.

 

AAT student member fees

Note: there will be no changes to student fees in September 2020. Further information will be shared in due course but any changes to fees will come into effect from January 2021.

Studying an AAT Accounting Qualification?

Register with AAT and study your first AAT Accounting Qualification:

  Fee applicable until 31 December 2020  
AAT student admission £48 One-off fee
AAT student annual membership £99: UK student
£89: international student
Pay each year

If you're an existing AAT student member and an associate bookkeeping member (AATQB) you will only need to pay the AATQB annual membership fee.

Reinstate your student membership

If your student membership has lapsed and you'd like to restart your studies you’ll need to reinstate online and pay the fee below.

  Fee applicable until 31 December 2020  
AAT student reinstatement £35 One-off fee

Student fees are usually reviewed at the start of each academic year, on 1 September. Due to the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on our students, the review of student fees has been delayed from 1 September 2020 to 1 January 2021.

You can opt to pay your annual membership fee by Direct Debit. Find out more about paying by Direct Debit.

AAT affiliate member fees

Becoming an affiliate member

After successfully completing the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting you'll automatically become an AAT affiliate member. You'll stay at this membership level until your student membership expires. At this point, you can choose to remain an AAT affiliate member by paying an annual affiliate membership fee or progress to professional membership. Find out more about professional membership.

  Fee applicable until 31 August 2020 Fee applicable from 1 September 2020  
AAT affiliate annual membership £130 £134 Pay each year

Reinstating your affiliate membership

If your affiliate membership has lapsed and you’d like to rejoin AAT, you’ll need to reinstate your membership and pay the fee below.

  Fee applicable until 31 August 2020 Fee applicable from 1 September 2020  
AAT affiliate reinstatement £48 £49 One-off fee

AAT professional member fees

Dual AAT membership

If you hold two types of AAT membership you'll only need to pay one annual membership fee. For example:

  • if you're an AATQB and an AAT student member, you'll only need to pay the AATQB annual membership fee
  • If you're a MAAT or FMAAT and also hold AATQB membership, you'll only need to pay the MAAT/FMAAT annual membership fee

Reduced membership fees

We recognise that there are times when you may not be in a position to pay your membership fee in full. If you’re a MAAT or FMAAT, see if you're eligible for a reduced membership fee.

Associate bookkeeping member (AATQB)

  Fee applicable until 31 August 2020 Fee applicable from 1 September 2020  
AATQB annual membership £110 £113 Pay each year

AAT full member (MAAT)

  Fee applicable until 31 August 2020 Fee applicable from 1 September 2020  
MAAT admission  £48 £49 One-off fee
MAAT annual membership £157 £159 Pay each year
MAAT reduced annual membership* £79 £89 Pay each year

AAT fellow member (FMAAT)

  Fee applicable until 31 August 2020 Fee applicable from 1 September 2020  
FMAAT admission  £48 £49 One-off fee
FMAAT annual membership  £165 £171 Pay each year
FMAAT reduced annual membership* £83 £99 Pay each year

* Reduced MAAT and FMAAT membership is subject to eligibility and is available after 12 months of membership. Your membership must be renewed annually, and applications for reduced fees must be submitted each year as part of your renewal. Life members are not eligible.

MAAT/FMAAT reinstatement

If your MAAT/FMAAT membership has lapsed and you’d like to rejoin AAT, you’ll need to reinstate your membership and pay the relevant fee below. If your AATQB membership has lapsed and you’d like to rejoin AAT, you’ll need to reapply.

  Fee applicable until 31 August 2020 Fee applicable from 1 September 2020  
MAAT reinstatement  £48 £49 One-off fee
FMAAT reinstatement  £48 £49 One-off fee

Life membership

Life membership recognises and rewards the commitment of AAT full and fellow members. By paying a one-off fee you can become an AAT member for life. To be eligible you have to be fully retired, undertaking voluntary work or in paid employment, with an annual earnings limit of £1,000 per annum.

If you have a current subscription with AAT and you apply for life membership before your renewal date, we will reduce the life membership cost against what you've already paid for the subscription.

Years in membership Fee applicable until 31 August 2020 Fee applicable from 1 September 2020  
30+ years £157 £159 One-off fee
20–29 years £314 £318 One-off fee
10–19 years £393 £398 One-off fee
0–9 years £471 £477 One-off fee

 

AAT licensed member fees

If your licence has lapsed, you’ll either need to apply to reinstate your licence or apply for a new one and pay the relevant fee below.

  Fee applicable until 31 August 2020 Fee applicable from 1 September 2020  
AAT Licensed Bookkeeper  £140 £152 Pay each year
AAT Licensed Accountant  £299 £305 Pay each year
AAT Licensed Accountant and AAT Licensed Bookkeeper admission fee (to be paid at point of application) £50 £50 One-off fee
AAT Licensed Accountant reduced fees: Gross Fee Income under £7,000 £199 £210 Pay each year
AAT Licensed Accountant and AAT Licensed Bookkeeper reinstatement fee £50 £50 One-off fee

Contact us

If you'd like advice on AAT membership fees speak to one of our helpful advisors on +44(0)20 3735 2468. Our lines are open Monday to Friday 09.00–17.00 UK time.

You can also email us at customersupport@aat.org.uk.