Educational Entry Requirements
Though having adopted in 1984 the standard entry requirement of Advanced Level passes in the General Certificate of Education, the Council of the Association has accepted that it would be failing in its fundamental purpose as an international body, were it to insist on this educational entry standard applying throughout the world, since it could be enforcing a restrictive practice against the interest of a country, in which it conducts examinations. The Association is therefore prepared to consider for studentship, applicants holding five approved Ordinary Level passes in the General Certificate of Education or it's equivalent: passes having been obtained in English Language and Mathematics (or a kindred subject).
Graduates of Approved Universities or
In terms of the General Certificate of Education or equivalent standard:
Two passes at Advanced Level and three at Ordinary Level.
One pass at Advanced Level and four passes at Ordinary Level (as below)
Note: For the purpose of satisfying the Advanced Level entry requirement the Association accepts the International Baccalaureate. In the case of academic certificates of comparable standard issued by Overseas Governments applicants must show proficiency in the English Language.
An applicant over the age of 25 years, who is unable to satisfy fully the educational entry requirement and has held an accountancy appointment for not less than three years, may apply to the Council for special dispensation, as a mature Student.
Eligibility for Studentship Registration
In addition to having satisfied the educational entry requirement (see above), an applicant for Studentship must be either engaged on work of an approved accountancy nature or, be a student, undertaking an approved course in Business or Management Studies Service under Articles of Clerkship is not obligatory. Accountancy training may be undertaken in industry, commerce, public service or in public practice, whether under a training agreement or otherwise.