Affiliate membership

You automatically become an AAT affiliate member once you’ve completed the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting. Affiliate membership gives you the opportunity to stay connected with us while you decide which professional status is most suited to you: full membership or associate bookkeeping membership.

Full membership (MAAT)

Full membership is your logical next step from affiliate membership. You’ll gain the designatory letters MAAT, giving you professional recognition from employers, colleagues and clients.

To become a full member you’ll need to have some work experience, which demonstrates you can apply the skills and knowledge you learned in your qualification to a practical work environment.

Find out more about full membership

Associate bookkeeping membership (AATQB)

If you don’t yet have work experience in a finance role, you can still gain professional recognition as an associate bookkeeping member and apply for MAAT status when you meet the requirements.

Find out more about associate bookkeeping membership

Benefits and services for affiliate members

If you choose not to progress to AAT professional membership, you will remain an affiliate and pay the affiliate membership fee at your next renewal. You’ll have access to membership benefits including the following.

  • Career tools to help you land your dream job: our job search, CV builder, interview tips from employers and recruiters and bank of e-learning resources give you all the tools you need to find and secure a promotion or new job.
  • Information, advice and support: take advantage of the experience of other members and expand your network. It may even be the perfect way to meet a future employer. Participate in AAT forums, read technical and lifestyle blogs on AAT Comment and attend events.
  • Technical resources to help you keep up to date: as an affiliate member you’ll need to complete CPD to keep your skills sharp. You’ll benefit from a range of resources from e-learning through to the latest accounting news – find them all on the AAT Knowledge Hub.
  • 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. Find out more.