Full membership (MAAT)

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:

According to our 2016 member survey, 96% 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, our associate bookkeeping membership is included as part of your full membership at no extra cost, giving you the opportunity to add the designatory letters AATQB to sit alongside your MAAT designation.

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 support helplines for accountancy, payroll and ethical questions as well as discounted rates for tax queries.

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.

Next steps

We're here to help

If you have any questions about AAT full membership, speak to one of our helpful advisors on +44(0)20 3735 2434. Our lines are open Monday to Thursday 09.00-20.00 and Friday 09.00-17.00 UK time. Or you can email us at customersupport@aat.org.uk.