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 a MAAT, you'll only need to pay the MAAT annual membership fee.

Our refunds policy is available to view.

AAT affiliate membership fees

We no longer offer affiliate membership. 

If your affiliate membership has lapsed and you’d like to rejoin AAT, apply to become either an AAT bookkeeping member (AATQB) or full member (MAAT).

AAT bookkeeping membership (AATQB) fees

The annual membership fee is £132.

Whether you pay your annual membership fee up front will depend on your current membership type.

  • If you're a student studying a qualification: You'll need to pay the AATQB membership fee when you apply. If you've registered for the Q2022 Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting a discount will be applied to the AATQB membership fee for the first year only.
  • If you're an 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 membership fee instead of your AAT affiliate fee.
  • If you're an AAT professional member: You can add AATQB status to your existing membership at no extra cost.
  • If you're a non-member: You'll 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.


If your AAT bookkeeping membership has lapsed you can reinstate it online. You will need to provide your CPD records for the past twelve months.

AAT full membership (MAAT) fees

  • Admission fee (one-off payment): £56
  • Annual membership fee: £184
  • Reduced annual membership fee: £114 if on low income or retired; £134 if studying (subject to eligibility: check if you're eligible)

The reduced membership fee for full members is available on renewal, subject to eligibility, and you must apply for it each year you remain eligible. (Retired members can apply on a one-off basis.) Life members are not eligible to apply.

You'll pay your fees when you apply.


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

  • Reinstatement fee (one-off payment): £56

AAT fellow membership (FMAAT) fees

  • Admission fee (one-off payment): £56
  • Annual membership fee: £197
  • Reduced annual membership fee: £127 if on low income or retired; £147 if studying (subject to eligibility: check if you're eligible)


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

  • Reinstatement fee (one-off payment): £56

AAT licensed member fees

AAT Licensed Bookkeeper

  • Admission fee (one-off payment): £56
  • Annual licence fee:* £176

AAT Licensed Accountant

  • Admission fee (one-off payment): £56
  • Annual licence fee:* £336
  • Reduced annual licence fee: £236 (total net income under £12,570, subject to eligibility: check if you're eligible)

* Annual licence fee: pro rata payment

  • If you're an existing AAT full, bookkeeping, fellow or affiliate member you'll pay a pro rata licence fee to your next renewal. For example, if your existing membership renewal is due six months after your licence approval, you'll pay a pro rata licence fee for six months, meaning 50% of the full licence fee above.
  • If you're not an existing AAT member you'll need to pay the full annual licence fee.


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 fee (one-off payment): £56

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. Complete the AAT life membership application form.

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

  • 30+ years: £184
  • 20–29 years: £368
  • 10–19 years: £460
  • 0–9 years: £552

Ways to pay

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

Direct Debit


If you’re a current AAT 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.

Employers and training providers

Please email us to request a Direct Debit mandate form.

Debit or credit card


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

Employers and training providers

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


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.

Employers and training providers

Please email remittance advice made on behalf of your students or members to

Training providers and AAT Employer Scheme members can email us at 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
IBAN: GB28 LOYD 3094 3101 1781 28


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.