Professional membership

Supporting your journey to career success

Showcase the skills and experience you've gained.

AAT professional membership offers you flexible options and the support, resources and advice to reach your career goals, whatever they may be.

Bookkeeping membership (AATQB)

Bookkeeping membership (AATQB)

  • Take your first step into the world of finance as a professional.
  • Stand out to clients and employers.
  • Use the designatory letters AATQB.
  • Apply to run your own business as an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper.
  • Get a digital copy of Accounting Technician magazine.
  • Join a nationwide community of peers to expand your professional network.
  • Build your technical knowledge with a wide range of professional development resources and career support tools.

Find out more about AATQB

Full membership (MAAT)

Full membership (MAAT)

  • Stand out in the industry and gain professional credibility and a competitive edge.
  • Earn typically £5,500* a year more than those who are qualified but don’t have professional status.
  • Access an expansive library of support and resources to help you succeed in the finance industry, including a printed copy of our award-winning Accounting Technician magazine.
  • Get technical and ethical support when you need it through e-learning, webinars, free helplines and more.
  • Get a discount if you choose to study for chartered status.
  • Apply to run your own business as an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper.

Find out more about MAAT

Fellow membership (FMAAT)

Fellow membership (FMAAT)

Once you've held AAT full membership for five consecutive years, apply to gain FMAAT status – the highest AAT designation you can achieve.

  • Increase your earning potential: FMAATs earn typically £10,000* a year more than MAATs.
  • Boost your CV and attract employers or clients with your FMAAT designatory letters.
  • Receive a printed copy of Accounting Technician magazine.
  • Connect, network and share insight with other senior professionals at exclusive FMAAT events.
  • Get exclusive access to more resources on the AAT Knowledge Hub.

Find out more about FMAAT

*Based on salaries for AAT members working full-time (non-Licensed Accountants): AAT Salary Survey 2021.

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Be your own boss: become an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper

Start your own practice by becoming an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper and get all the support and guidance you need to succeed, including advice and tools covering practice management, marketing, anti-money laundering and more.

Become chartered with AAT reduced membership

Once you've successfully completed the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting you can go on to study chartered accountancy and, as a full or fellow member, receive a reduced membership fee while you study.