Bookkeeping membership (AATQB)
AAT bookkeeping membership offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your bookkeeping skills and expertise to employers, colleagues and clients. You’ll gain professional recognition using the designatory letters AATQB after your name, and can even apply to become self-employed and offer bookkeeping services.
Professional status and recognition: demonstrate your expertise and commitment to professional development as an AAT bookkeeping member with the designatory letters AATQB.
Become a self-employed bookkeeper: apply to become an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper to offer self-employed services in the UK regulated and supported by AAT. You’ll be able to offer up to five services to clients, including payroll.
Join a bookkeeping community: become part of a networking community, joining other AAT bookkeeping members at events, both face-to-face and online, to share experiences and support your professional development.
Keep your skills up to date: you'll need to complete CPD to keep your skills and knowledge sharp. We give you hundreds of essential resources in the AAT Knowledge Hub, plus free and discounted events, and regular industry updates in your newsletter.
Save money with AAT Rewards: your exclusive rewards site can help you save money on the things you buy every day. Find great offers on everything from cinema tickets to holidays and insurance.
You're eligible to apply for AAT bookkeeping membership if one or more of the below applies.
- You've completed the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping.
- You've completed the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting on the 2010, 2013 or 2016 standards.
- You’re part way through your qualification and have completed the requisite modules of the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting on the 2016 standards – see below for details.
- You're a current full (MAAT) or fellow (FMAAT) member.
- You've achieved an equivalent bookkeeping qualification from another body.
- You hold professional membership of ICB or IAB.
If you’re part-way through your AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualification, you can apply for AAT bookkeeping membership (AATQB) if you’ve completed the following modules:
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Indirect Tax
- Final Accounts Preparation
Please note, applications can take up to 10 working days to be reviewed.
- Annual membership fee: £120
- Reinstatement fee: If your AATQB membership has lapsed and you’d like to rejoin AAT, you’ll need to reapply
Whether you pay up front will depend on your current membership type.
- If you're an AAT student: There are no initial fees to pay when you apply. The next time you renew your membership, your fee will increase as you’ll pay the AATQB fee instead of your AAT student fee.
- 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 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.
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Next steps in AAT membership
Have you completed your AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting or gained a qualification with another professional body or university? If so, you might be eligible for AAT full membership (MAAT).