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Are you looking for an international qualification that will improve your job opportunities in chartered accountancy? The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with over 300,000 students and members in 160 countries.

The British Council administers exams on behalf of ACCA. For more information about becoming a member and the qualifications offered by ACCA, please visit the ACCA website.

Contact us

If your questions haven’t been answered, kindly e-mail us for more information.


The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.

ACCA membership

Visit the ACCA website for everything you need to know to become a certified ACCA member.

Dates and locations

ACCA exams are held in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Venue details will be included with your exam docket issued by ACCA.


Fees are determined by ACCA and are available on their website here.


British Council does not take registrations. You must register directly with ACCA once you have confirmed your membership w ith them.


Results are made available on the My ACCA portal.


How to pay

Please pay the required fee via a direct transfer (EFT) into the British Council account using the details below.

VA account number* 80191330505
Beneficiary Bank Name Standard Chartered Bank
Branch Code 730020
Payment Reference* Please input the code associated with the month of the exam followed by the candidate mobile number and full name (See example below)
Month of the exam Code
March 01
June 02
September 03
December 04

Example of Payment Reference Field: 01-0825609315-JOHNDOE

At the exam

Please bring the following with you to your exam session:

  • Membership card or identification such as ID book or passport
  • Exam docket
  • Pens, pencils in a CLEAR bag
  • Basic calculator
  • No electronic devices. e.g. mobile phone, etc.


We will only consider application for refunds, if you are unable to attend the examination on the following grounds:

  • Medical - hospital admissions or serious injury
  • Loss or bereavement - death of parents, guardian, brother/sister or child
  • Hardship/trauma - victim of crime, victim of traffic accident

Refunds will not be issued for incorrect choice of examination or subject choice. Applications for refunds must be made within 14 days of your exam date. Application made after this time will not be considered. All applications attract an administration fee of 25% of the exam fee paid.


 The following documentation needs to be submitted to enable us to process your refund:

  • Refund application form (available from British Council).
  • Original bank deposit slip, receipt or payment confirmation.
  • Copy of photo identity document.
  • Documentation supporting your grounds for refund (medical certificate, death certificate or police report).


Refund applications take 10 working days to process, we will contact you to notify you of the outcome of your application. Refunds shall be issued by cheque or electronic fund transfer into applicant's account. Refunds shall not be issued to third parties unless the student authorises us to do so in writing.

Candidates with special needs

The British Council makes every effort to cater for candidates with special needs. Should you require assistance in this area, please contact our Customer Service team who will be able to advise you on the options available. Please note that it can take up to 3 months for some arrangements to be put in place.