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anniem
anniem Registered Posts: 1,326 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
Does anybody if AAT qualification allows straightforward entry into the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers or is it necessary to take exams too?

Anniem
FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire

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  • columbia
    columbia Registered Posts: 580 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Hi

    You can get exemptions if your qualification is less than 2 years old.

    If it is more than that you either have to sit the exams, or if you can prove your experience you may get entry by exemption.

    I have my papers sitting on the desk next to me as I type this!

    If you haven't completed all the AAT units, you will have to take some of their exams, and like I said if the qualification was gained a while back you may have to take all 3.

    Give them a ring, they are really helpful. 0845 060 2345.

    Tracy
  • AK002
    AK002 Registered Posts: 2,492 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    How long does it last? and what costs are involved?

    Sorry for the thread hijack!
  • anniem
    anniem Registered Posts: 1,326 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Thanks Tracy. That's really helpful. I completed Intermediate and two Tax options in the December sitting, just have Unit 10 Project (WIP at present) then PEV PCR and DFS to do next December. Moved house in June, so no summer exams this year - unfortunately studying went on hold (you can't move from Cornwall to Hampshire, work part time for three months travelling between those two counties, look after family including a toddler, study and still keep the family in clean clothes!!!!!).

    Its probably best if I wait until I've passed everything before applying, I suppose?

    Anniem
    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
  • columbia
    columbia Registered Posts: 580 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Hi AK002

    Sorry don't have current costs for exams as I am applying for exemption (that costs £60).

    Oh yeah, just seen it costs £45 to be a student member for the year, then you have to pay for the exams, which I believe cost a similar amount to the AAT exams. You can sit 2 exams in one day but that costs around £90 to pay for the hire of the invigilator (you can share costs if another student also wants to do this).

    They have exam sittings 3 times a year.

    Anniem, sounds like you had your hands full! You might be best to pass AAT then get the Exemption. I was applying as I was going self-employed and wanted to prove my worth by showing the backing of the ICB and AAT.

    Whatever you decide, all the best with your exams!

    Tracy
  • anniem
    anniem Registered Posts: 1,326 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Thanks for all the help Tracy - have decided to take your advice; pass exams and then apply. I just want to do it for the same reasons as you really - adds credibility.

    Anna :thumbup:
    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
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