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.

Requirements

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  

If you’ve undertaken the relevant modules, you can apply by completing the Associate bookkeeping membership form and send it to applications@aat.org.uk.  

Please note, applications can take up to 10 working days to be reviewed. 

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Fees

  • Annual membership fee: £120
  • Reinstatement fee: If your AATQB membership has lapsed and you’d like to rejoin AAT, you’ll need to reapply

Up-front fee

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.
Need help with your application?

Need help with your application?

Applying online will only take a few minutes. If you need any further information or support in completing your application please email us or call us on +44(0)20 3735 2468. Lines are open Monday to Friday 09.00–17.00 UK time.

Your application can take up to five working days to process.

Next steps in AAT membership

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).

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