Membership fees and payment information

AAT is a not-for-profit organisation. Your 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.

Current fees

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

If you're a bookkeeping member (AATQB), you will only need to pay the annual membership fee for the most senior level of membership you hold. For example, if you're an AATQB and an AAT student member, you'll only need to pay the AATQB annual membership fee.

Our refund policy is available to view.

AAT student membership fees

  • Admission (one-off payment): £50
  • Annual membership (UK): £105
  • Annual membership (outside UK): £95

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

Reinstatement

If your student membership has lapsed and you'd like to rejoin AAT, you'll need to reinstate your membership and pay the reinstatement fee.

  • Reinstatement (one-off payment): £37

See all 2021/2022 training provider, student and qualification fees (PDF)

AAT affiliate membership fees

  • AAT affiliate annual membership: £146

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. You can remain an AAT affiliate member by paying an annual affiliate membership fee until you apply for professional membership. 

Reinstatement

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

  • AAT affiliate reinstatement (one-off payment): £50

AAT bookkeeping membership (AATQB) fees

  • Annual membership: £120

Reinstatement

If your AAT bookkeeping membership has lapsed you can't reinstate it, but you can reapply online.

AAT full membership (MAAT) fees

  • Admission (one-off payment): £50
  • Annual membership: £167
  • Reduced annual membership: £97 if on low income or retired; £117 if studying (subject to eligibility: check if you're eligible)

Reinstatement

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

  • Reinstatement (one-off payment): £50

AAT fellow membership (FMAAT) fees

  • Admission fee (one-off payment): £50
  • Annual membership: £179
  • Reduced annual membership: £109 if on low income or retired; £129 if studying (subject to eligibility: check if you're eligible)

Reinstatement

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

  • Reinstatement (one-off payment): £50

AAT licensed member fees

AAT Licensed Bookkeeper

  • Admission (one-off payment): £50
  • Annual licence fee: £160

AAT Licensed Accountant

  • Admission (one-off payment): £50
  • Annual licence fee: £305
  • Reduced annual licence fee: £210 (total net income under £8,000, subject to eligibility: check if you're eligible)

Reinstatement

If your licence has lapsed within the past 12 months, you can apply for a reinstatement, otherwise you'll need to apply for a new licence.

  • Reinstatement (one-off payment): £50

AAT full and fellow life membership fees

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 a year.

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.

The one-off fee you'll pay is based on how many years you've been in membership.

  • 30+ years: £167
  • 20–29 years: £334
  • 10–19 years: £418
  • 0–9 years: £501

Ways to pay

When contacting AAT by email, please do not send any card payment details via email.

Direct Debit

Member or student

If you’re a current AAT member or student member with a UK bank account you 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.

Employer or training provider

Please email us to request a Direct Debit mandate form.

Debit or credit card

Member or student

You can pay quickly and easily online using a debit or credit card. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Solo and Electron.

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

Member or student

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.

Employer or training provider

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. 

Bank details

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

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.

Reduced membership fees

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.

Tax relief on AAT membership

HMRC has approved AAT's students and professional members to claim tax relief on their annual membership fees.

You can claim tax relief on your fees if you need your membership to do your job or if it’s helpful for your work. You can’t claim tax back on:

How to claim

If you’re not required to fill in a tax return, you can get tax relief for your allowable expenses by completing the P87 tax relief form online.

Go to GOV.UK for appropriate forms and information regarding tax relief. Note that AAT currently appears as "Accounting Technicians Association of" on the approved list of professional organisations.

If none of these apply to you, do contact us so we can explore ways to support you.