Order of designatory letters?

Andy Blyth
Andy Blyth Registered Posts: 48 ? ? ?

Im a member of both AAT and ACCA and wonder in which order should my designatory letters should go? MAAT ACCA or ACCA MAAT? Confused!

Thanks guys



  • Jo Clark
    Jo Clark Registered Posts: 2,525
    Hello Andy

    Just did a quick search on the net and found this article on the CIoT website:


    Do you know how to list your designatory letters?

    Do you know how to list your impressive designatory letters, of which the CTA is one? According to Debrett's, the modern authority on all matters of etiquette, there is a preferred way:

    1. The abbreviations 'Bt.' or 'Bart.' and 'Esq.' as appropriate.
    2. Orders and Decorations conferred by the Crown (OBE, MBE, etc)
    3. Various appointments such as Privy Counsellor or Honorary Surgeon to the Queen
    4. QC and JP
    5. University degrees
    6a. Religious orders
    6b. Medical qualifications
    7a. Fellowships of Learned Societies
    7b. Royal Academicians and Associates
    7c. Fellowships and Memberships of professional bodies
    7d. Writers to the Signet
    8. MP
    9. Armed forces membership - e.g. RN

    You should always separate your designatory letters by these groups. When listing your membership of professional bodies, an order that reflects their importance to your profession is most acceptable and therefore membership of a Chartered body should take precedence.

    Hope this helps.

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  • stevef
    stevef Registered Posts: 258 ? ? ?
    Highest level first, so ACCA before MAAT.
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