Associate bookkeeping membership (AATQB)

AAT bookkeeping membership offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your bookkeeping skills and expertise to employers, colleagues and clients. You’ll gain professional recognition using the designatory letters AATQB after your name and can even apply to become self-employed and offer bookkeeping services.


  • Professional status and recognition: demonstrate your expertise and commitment to professional development as an AAT Bookkeeper with the designatory letters AATQB
  • Become a self-employed bookkeeper: apply to become an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper to offer self-employed services in the UK regulated and supported by AAT. You’ll be able to offer up to five services to clients, including payroll
  • Join a bookkeeping community: become part of a networking community, joining other AAT Bookkeepers at events, both face-to-face and online, to share experiences and support your professional development
  • Keep your skills up to date: once approved as an AAT Bookkeeper you’ll need to complete CPD to keep your skills and knowledge sharp. To help you with this, you’ll have access to hundreds of technical resources on essential topics in the AAT Knowledge Hub. Plus, you’ll benefit from free and discounted events and webinars, and regular industry updates via your AAT e-newsletter
  • Save money with AAT Rewards: your exclusive rewards site can help you save money on the things you buy every day. Find great offers on everything from cinema tickets to holidays and insurance.

Who can become an AAT Bookkeeper?

You may become an AAT Bookkeeper if one or more of the below applies.

  • You have completed the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • You have completed the Advanced Diploma in Accounting on the 2010, 2013 or 2016 standards
  • You are a current full (MAAT) or fellow (FMAAT) member
  • You have achieved an equivalent bookkeeping qualification from another body
  • You hold professional membership of ICB or IAB

How to apply

Applying online takes just a few minutes. Your fee will depend on your current membership type.

Apply for membership now

Non-member You will be asked to pay the AATQB annual membership fee when you apply. You’ll also need to share copies of your relevant qualification/ membership certificates if they weren’t issued by AAT.
AAT student  There are no initial fees to pay when you apply. 
The next time you renew your membership, your fee will increase as you’ll pay the AATQB fee instead of your AAT student fee.
AAT affiliate member There are no initial fees to pay when you apply.
The next time you renew your membership, your fee will reduce as you’ll pay the AATQB fee instead of your AAT affiliate fee.
AAT professional member  You can add AATQB status to your existing membership at no extra cost.

Need any help?

If you'd like advice on AAT membership speak to one of our helpful advisors on +44(0)20 3735 2434. Our lines are open Monday to Friday 09.00–17.00 UK time.

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