ICAEW E-Assessment Testing

The ACA qualification and the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business are both offered by ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) a world leader of the accountancy and finance profession.


Training as an ICAEW chartered accountant (ACA) opens the door to a huge range of exciting opportunities in every sector of business and finance right across the world.

Program Information

The ACA qualification comprises two stages —

  • Professional Stage consists of Six Knowledge Modules which provide an introduction to the core concepts underpinning accountancy, and six Application modules which demonstrate how the student can build on knowledge in practice.
  • Advanced Stage consists of two technical papers and a case study.

Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB)

The CFAB qualification provides essential knowledge for individuals who work or plan to work in either business or practice. In consists of the same six knowledge modules used in the Professional Stage of the ACA.

ACA and CFAB Modules

The Six Knowledge Modules of the Professional Stage is assessed electronically (e-assessment). Students taking these assessments attend an ICAEW approved test centre, enter their answers into a computer and can then access their results the next day via the exams section of the student website. Each assessment is one and a half hours long.

Calculator and laminated board photo

Your examination will take place at a computer provided by the test centre. You will also be provided with three laminated boards of A4-sized accounting sheets to make notes on, a special pen to write with and an AURORA SC582 Scientific Calculator. You must return these articles to the test centre administrator after completion of the exam. Personal items may not be brought into the examination room. Full instructions will be available through the test centre.

If you have any further queries about the ACA qualification, the e-assessments, structure of examinations or the syllabus please contact ICAEW at +44 (0)1908 248 040, email studentsupport@icaew.com, or visit the ICAEW website.

Applying & Scheduling Information

Applying for the e-assessment

You can apply for and book an e-assessment directly with an approved test centre. You should first speak to your employer as they may have arrangements in place with a test centre and may organise your assessment for you along with your tuition. A list of tutor organisations which are approved test centres can be downloaded from the ICAEW website.


Students whose firms do not have established arrangements or who wish to make their own arrangements can book an e-assessment through Pearson VUE. To sign in you will need your ICAEW student registration number. Your Pearson VUE username and password are both ‘ICAEW’ followed by your student number (e.g. ICAEW1234567). You will then be prompted to change your password for security, but your username will remain the same.

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Last updated 2014-01-18