AAT membership fees

AAT is a not-for-profit organisation. Your membership fee enables us to provide events, resources and support to boost your career.

We have a number of membership types at AAT. Use the tabs below to find out the fees for registering as an:

  • AAT student member
  • AAT affiliate member
  • AAT professional member (AATQB, MAAT and FMAAT)
  • AAT licensed member

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

Please note: prices may vary for AAT student and qualification fees from the week commencing 22 July 2019. 

See the 2019/20 student and qualification fees

Payment options

The most flexible way to pay is by Direct Debit, but you can pay in a way that suits you.

Direct Debit

All members who hold a UK bank account are able to set up a Direct Debit. It enables you to pay in up to four consecutive monthly instalments, making your fee easier to manage. Please note that you’re unable to set up a Direct Debit for overdue fees: this must be arranged prior to your renewal date. 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

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

Additional options for employers and training providers

Employers and training providers can also use the above bank details to send payments. Please email remittance advice made on behalf of your staff to aatfinance@aat.org.uk

Training providers and AAT accredited employers 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. 

Our refund policy is available to view.

AAT student member fees

Studying an AAT Accounting Qualification?

Register with AAT and study your first AAT Accounting Qualification:

  Fee applicable from 1 September 2018  
AAT student admission £44 One-off fee
AAT student annual membership £94 - UK student
£85 - 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: £105

Studying a small business finance or access accounting skills course?

Register with AAT to study any of the small business finance and access accounting skills within a 12-month period:

 

Fee applicable from 1 September 2018

 

AAT subscription*

£44 Fee covers a 12-month study period

*After completing an AAT short course, if you go on to study an AAT Accounting Qualification you will only need to pay the student annual membership fee. 

Studying an AAT bookkeeping qualification?

Register with AAT to study any of the AAT bookkeeping qualifications within a 12-month period. 

  Fee applicable from 1 September 2018  

AAT subscription*

£44 Fee covers a 12-month study period

*After completing an AAT short course, if you go on to study an AAT Accounting Qualification you will only need to pay the student annual membership fee. 

Reinstate your student membership

If your student membership has lapsed and you'd like to restart your studies:

  Fee applicable from 1 September 2018  
AAT student reinstatement £35 One-off fee

Student fees are reviewed at the start of each academic year, on 1 September. 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 will automatically become an AAT affiliate member. You will 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 from 1 September 2018 Fee applicable from 1 September 2019  
AAT affiliate annual membership £124 £130 Pay each year

Reinstating your affiliate membership

If your affiliate membership has lapsed and you’d like to re-join AAT, you’ll need to reinstate your membership.

  Fee applicable from 1 September 2018 Fee applicable from 1 September 2019  
AAT affiliate reinstatement £45 £48 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 from 1 September 2018 Fee applicable from 1 September 2019  
AATQB annual membership £105 £110 Pay each year

AAT full member (MAAT)

  Fee applicable from 1 September 2018 Fee applicable from 1 September 2019  
MAAT admission  £45 £48 One-off fee
MAAT annual membership £151 £157 Pay each year
MAAT reduced annual membership* £76 £79 Pay each year

AAT fellow member (FMAAT)

  Fee applicable from 1 September 2018 Fee applicable from 1 September 2019  
FMAAT admission  £45 £48 One-off fee
FMAAT annual membership  £158 £165 Pay each year
FMAAT reduced annual membership* £79 £83 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

  Fee applicable from 1 September 2018 Fee applicable from 1 September 2019  
MAAT reinstatement  £45 £48 One-off fee
FMAAT reinstatement  £45 £48 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 from 1 September 2018 Fee applicable from 1 September 2019  
30+ years £151 £157 One-off fee
20-29 years £302 £314 One-off fee
10-19 years £378 £393 One-off fee
0-9 years £453 £471 One-off fee

 

AAT licensed member fees

  Fee applicable from 1 September 2018 Fee applicable from 1 September 2019  
AAT Licensed Bookkeeper  £140 £140 Pay each year
AAT Licensed Accountant  £289 £299 Pay each year
AAT Licensed Accountant 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 £184 £199 Pay each year

AAT licence reinstatement fees 

  Licensed Accountant Licensed Accountant
(reduced fee)
Licensed Bookkeeper
Reinstatement within four months of licence renewal date £50 £50 £50
Reinstatement after four months of licence renewal date £50 £50 £50

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.