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Computer-based assessment dates are available all year round. You can apply for, and book, an assessment at a time suitable for you and/or your employer, subject to availability at the approved test centre.

To take the assessment you will need to register as a student and book your assessment at an approved test centre, directly with the tuition provider.

The computer-based assessment comprises of 80 questions and is 2.5 hours in duration. The pass mark is 55% and you may attempt the assessment a maximum of four times.

Preparing for the computer-based assessment

The following resources will help you prepare for the computer-based assessment.

Booking your computer-based assessment

Once registered, you will need your ICAEW student number and website login details to book your assessment. Computer-based assessments are held at approved test centres. Assessments sittings must be booked via the tuition provider.


The computer-based assessment costs £300 + VAT per sitting.

Access arrangement for exams

If you feel your exam performance may be hindered due to a health condition, disability, or specific learning difficulty (SpLD), we may be able to put access arrangements in place to support you during the exam. If you want to make an application for access arrangements, please read the guidance note in full. You will then need to complete and send an access arrangements application form to ICAEW.

Please ensure ICAEW receive this no later than 90 days before you intend to sit the assessment and that appropriate medical evidence is provided. 

Once you have received approval from ICAEW, please contact the assessment centre no less than 48 hours before the start time to inform them of the arrangements. When you sit the assessment, the assessment centre will schedule the extra time for you.

For any further enquiries not addressed in the access arrangement guidance note, please contact the student support team on +44 (0)1908 248 250 or email aa@icaew.com.


Your results will be available from ICAEW website the day after you take the assessment.

You can forward your result to a third party from the results page if you wish.

You will be sent a certificate to formally recognise your achievement when you successfully complete the assessment.