Apply for MAAT if you are part qualified with another professional body

You can become a MAAT if you've met the educational requirement through your studies with another recognised accounting body - even if you are part qualified.

Once you are a full member of AAT, you’ll be able to use the letters MAAT after your name. You'll also enjoy a range of member benefits, and may be eligible to join the AAT members in practice scheme.

Am I eligible?

If you are part qualified with ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW or ICAS you are eligible to join AAT. 

IFA students and members

If you are a full member of IFA, or fully qualified with IFA - you are eligible to become a full member of AAT by following the steps below.

How do I join?

Follow the steps below; refer to our guidance for professional applicants (PDF) for additional information.

  • Provide evidence of your completed modules/units
    Supply a copy of your statements of achievement or qualification certificates.
  • Demonstrate your competence in the workplace
    Download and complete the workplace evidence form (PDF). Refer to our workplace competencies guide (PDF) if you're not sure what kind of evidence to provide.
  • Nominate a professional referee
    Your referee should have knowledge of your work from your most recent job; have known you for at least six months; and work in a position more senior to you. If you work for yourself your referee should be a qualified accountant who knows your work in a professional capacity.
  • Book your professional competence test (PCT)
    The PCT is an invigilated computer based assessment that can be carried out at your workplace, under exam conditions. Specify a suitable date on your application form. You can take a sample CBT to familiarise yourself with the test format.
  • Complete the application form
    Download the application form for part qualified students (PDF) and return your completed version to AAT. Make sure your professional referee also completes their section.
  • Pay your fees
    You will need to pay a one-off admission fee, and an annual membership fee. View current AAT fees.

If you have any questions please email or contact us.