Professional Reference

DannyT90 Registered Posts: 158
edited March 2019 in AAT member discussion
@AAT_Team Could anyone help clarify, to become a self employed bookkeeper you need to have a licence. However, a professional reference can be from a client. I assumed you weren't allowed to carry out any bookkeeping work until you had a licence?

Is there a certain amount of clients you can have before you need a licence?


  • hal978
    hal978 Registered Posts: 197 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    Correct - if you are AATQB you can't offer self-employed bookkeeping services without a licence (unless you are authorised and regulated by a professional body or you offer work on a subcontractor basis - see licence exemption policy).

    There is no minimum number of clients as this would have been mentioned in the licensing policy / licence exemption policy / Licensing Regulations.
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