AAT full membership (MAAT) is an internationally recognised professional status in accounting and finance. It demonstrates a high standard of education and experience to employers and clients, along with a commitment to development and keeping your skills current.
You can become a full member if you either:
- have completed the Professional Diploma in Accounting, or
- have relevant qualifications or membership from another professional body, or
- have an accounting or finance degree from a partner university.
According to our annual member survey, 97% of MAATs and FMAATs are likely to recommend AAT full membership.
Benefits of AAT full membership
Improve your prospects
MAAT is the quality mark that can be the decisive factor for any organisation when recruiting accounting and finance staff. Becoming a full member of AAT can boost your anticipated earnings beyond those of non-members with the AAT qualification, bringing greater responsibility, job satisfaction and personal and career rewards.
Gain designatory letters
Achieve formal recognition of your skills and expertise with the designatory letters MAAT. You can use MAAT after your name on emails, business cards and letters, and display your MAAT certificate proudly for colleagues, clients, friends and family to see. What's more, as part of your full membership you can also gain your bookkeeping membership and the additional designatory letters AATQB to sit alongside your MAAT designation at no extra cost. Get in touch with our customer services team or visit your MyAAT dashboard to add this once you've become a full member.
Keep your skills and knowledge up to date
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a requirement of full membership and is the way you continue to learn throughout your career. Keeping your technical skills and industry knowledge up to date will give you a competitive edge, and we help you to do this through a range of CPD resources, from online learning through to face-to-face regional events and monthly newsletters.
Connect with AAT members online and in your area
Joining AAT as a full member gives you the opportunity to interact with more than 50,000 professional members via our thriving online community, including Facebook, Twitter, Forums and our blog, AAT Comment.
Be your own boss: run your own accountancy practice
As an AAT full member you have the opportunity to join over 4,000 members who work for themselves and are regulated by us as an AAT Licensed Accountant or AAT Licensed Bookkeeper. We provide support and guidance to help our members run a successful firm.
Technical and ethical advice and support
We’re here to support you as a professional member whenever you’re unsure about something. We provide free support helplines for tax, ethics, payroll, insolvency and more.
Save money with AAT Rewards
AAT Rewards is your exclusive rewards site that can help you save money on the things you buy every day. Find great offers on everything from cinema tickets to holidays and insurance.
Lobbying and thought leadership
Our consultation activity involves us actively engaging in lobbying Parliament and government departments including HMRC, the Treasury and BIS. As an AAT full member you have the opportunity to respond to questionnaires and get your voice heard.
- Check the current membership fees.
- Start your application online.
- Make sure you are able to complete our "fit and proper" assessment
If you'd like advice on AAT full 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.