The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, is an independent professional body of Chartered Accountants in the U.K.

It was founded in 1904 and its also the largest to operate on an international basis. It awards its own qualification after successful completion of the ACCA examinations and three years of practical experience.


ACCA is certainly only about accounting. Rather it will help you develop a range of skills and knowledge in finance, taxation, audit, management, law, and banking.

Besides, The financial and technical experience you will gain en route to the ACCA qualification, ensures that you can work anywhere within and outside Nigeria. Once qualified, there are no limits.


Hence, a number of entry routes are available which take into account different qualifications and recognize your previous achievements.

Professional Examination Route (PER)

Importantly, For entry to ACCAʼs Professional Qualification, you must be at least 18 years old and meet at least one of the criteria shown below:

  • (a) Five separate subjects passed, including English and Mathematics in either NECO or WAEC
  • (b) University Matriculation Examination
  • (c) in any field
  • (d) National Diploma (OND/ND) or HND

Besides, for those who do not meet the PER criteria above, there is rather an alternative method of entry explained below:


The course duration depends upon your background and hard work. Although If you are a University graduate, you are entitled to exemptions from the examinations and the average period is usually 1-2 years.

If you are a high school graduate, rather the average completion period is usually 2-3 years. You will need to complete 14 papers in total. A maximum of nine papers in the fundamentals level is basically available for exemption.

The ACCA Qualification exam syllabus is divided into two levels; Fundamentals and Professional.
The Fundamentals level is nonetheless divided into two modules; Knowledge and Skills.

  • Accountant in Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Performance Management
  • Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Management

The Professional level is divided into two modules; Essentials and Options. You will need to complete the three papers in the Essentials module. The Options module contains four papers, but you only need to complete two.

PROFESSIONAL (five papers in total)
EssentialsP1P2P3Options (two to be completed)P4P5P6P7

Important Dates

What are the important dates for me to remember throughout the year?

Currently no registration deadline, but you must be registered by 1st week of September

Registration Deadlines
For June ExamFor December Exam

Exam Entry Method

  • Early exam entry (online only)
  • Standard exam entry (online and paper)
  • Late exam entry (online only)
ACCA Exam Entry Closing datesDecember Exams8 September8 October8 NovemberJune Exams8 March8 April8 May

Earn a B.Sc from Oxford Brooke’s University (UK) while Studying for ACCA

In addition, ACCA provides students with the opportunity to obtain a B.Sc Honours in Applied Accounting while studying for the ACCA qualification.

This valuable initiative also enables students to obtain a B.Sc Honours degree in Applied Accounting upon successful completion of the fundamental papers of the ACCA examinations. Thereafter a research and analysis project and key skills statement, which is submitted to the University for assessment.

Indeed examBrains is here to assist you, in reaching your destination. However our well trained staffs will assist you with the exam registration processes, to avoid errors.

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In conclusion we provide professional counseling and home tutoring services nationwide at very affordable costs to prepare you for the exam.



Each ACCA candidate in Nigeria is required to present a valid international passport as an identifying document at the test center on the test day before he/she will be allowed into the test room.


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