RE-REGISTERING FOR ACCA

google imageOver the last 3 months, I have spoken to quite a number of people who had registered as ACCA students, probably done 1 or 2 exams, and have had a number of years between when they registered, and now.

For the purpose of this article, let’s consider Bukky; he registered as an ACCA student in June 2004, he did the old 1.1 (preparing financial Statements) & 1.2 (Financial information for Management), passed, but has not attempted any other ACCA exams since then, neither has he kept up with paying the annual subscription fee.  He only paid twice.  He had been unable to take exams due to financial and work commitments.

Bukky is worried about whether he is eligible to take further exams; if the papers he passed back in 2004 will still be on his record, or if he’ll have to start all over again; also, the thought of paying a backlog of subscription fees makes his heart beat faster. He has been so worried he hasn’t done anything about re-registering for a whole year.

The 1st thing to do is to contact ACCA by phone, or through info@accaglobal.com / students@accaglobal.com (or check the ACCA website for the contact details in your country), stating clearly that he wishes to re-register as a student, stating his given registration number.

He should also mention the exams previously passed, and enquire if they would reflect, considering that the syllabus has been revised since 2004.

Now, ACCA says here (under ‘fees’ section) that upon re-registration, a student will be required to pay any fees owing, plus the re-registration fee of £79; I strongly advise against registering as a fresh student in order to avoid having to pay any excess fees. Multiple registrations will come-up on their database, and that can only lead to complications for you. Here’s another post on registration costs.

Although there are set guidelines for dealing with re-registration of students, each case is assessed on its own merits. In Bukky’s case, he may be allowed to either retain the papers he had passed, and pay all owing fees, or start afresh with the new syllabus. He will also have to fill-out a re-registration form, which the ACCA will send to him. It is important to contact ACCA with the specifics of your situation.

In conclusion, I would advise that those seeking to re-register to contact ACCA and start the process 4/5 weeks before any exam sitting.

 

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19 thoughts on “RE-REGISTERING FOR ACCA

    1. Re-registering students can get their applications processed in about 2 weeks by going through ACCA connect, or their local ACCA office. Once the agreed outstanding fees have been paid, the student is back on the register.

      I contacted ACCA today to confirm this, I quote “As soon as you have you have re-registered & paid outstanding fees, you are eligible to enter for exams…June exams (early, standard & late exam entry) and the December exams (early, standard, & late exam entry)…Upon completion of your registration, you will be able to enter for exams via you myACCA account.

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    2. Re-registering students can get their applications processed in about 2 weeks by going through ACCA connect, or their local ACCA office. Once the agreed outstanding fees have been paid, the student is back on the register.

      I contacted ACCA today to confirm this, I quote “As soon as you have you have re-registered & paid outstanding fees, you are eligible to enter for exams…June exams (early, standard & late exam entry) and the December exams (early, standard, & late exam entry)…Upon completion of your registration, you will be able to enter for exams via you myACCA account.

      1. In my case i have done Acca from f1-f5 now i want to continue but due to non-payment of annual subscription they have cancelled my registertration.

        can i re-register?
        If i can can i continue my studies from f5 onwards
        or will i have to start all over again

      2. I gave my last exam in 2012-2013.

        And one more question I registered for acca in 2008 will 10 year time period for acca imply or will it be extended with re-register action

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  3. On the re-registration form, we have to give our registration number and registration date. But I only remember the year I registered. I think it was in february but I dnt remember the exact date. Can I only put the year on the form?

  4. In a case were d d student register afresh with different details apart from his name n date of birth dt are same as previous registration. What do U advice

    1. Hello Peter,
      I don’t quite understand why you would want to register with details that aren’t yours. That would mean any certificate does not really belong to you (as you cannot back it up with a passport/birth certificate).
      Is this to do with having a criminal record/running out of the 10 year qualification period/secret agent?
      Generally, I would advise against it, as it could get complicated (remember ACCA has photos of every student, so unless you are considering a face-lift…)
      I think there’s more to your question. Would you like to email me (countingona@gmail.com)

    1. Hi David,
      the ACCA website says any student wishing to re-register has to pay-up outstanding fees, plus a re-registration fee. that is before you can register for any more exams. You should contact the ACCA office in your country of residence. You can find the address on the ACCA website.

  5. Hi Great post!

    I just wanted to confirm if we are required to pay a backdated sum of annual subscriptions fees. Are we not only required to pay the current year’s subscription only? I wonder because during those unpaid years, ACCA in return does not provide the services which are enjoyed by paid up students so why come and charge for them after?

    1. Hi Eddie,
      Students wishing to re-register are indeed required to pay outstanding amounts as as when their membership was canceled. As a body, ACCA is allowed to make certain rules (such as charging for back-dated subscription fees), which you as a student by applying for membership agree to be bound by.

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