ACCA Entry Requirements & Exemptions

Entry requirements

Students require one of the following:

  • (Up to and including 2011)
    2 passes at the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) (Grades A – E), PLUS
    3 credits in Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) Syllabus B or C
    (Grades A – C) Including English and Mathematics
  • (2012 and after)
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Examination (HKDSE)
    4 core subjects (Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies) in grades 3, 4, 5, 5* or 5**
    PLUS 1 elective subject with a pass of Attained or Attained with distinction OR grades A-E
  • A credit at the HKCEE plus 3 passes at the HKALE (including English and Mathematics)
  • Diploma (from a technical institute)
  • Certificate (from a technical institute)

Students who do not meet the above requirements may enter via the Foundations in Accountancy route. For more information, please click the link below:

Visit the link below for ACCA’s entry route chart:


Holders of recognised business and/or accounting diplomas/degrees will be considered for exemptions from some or all of the ACCA papers in Knowledge and Skills level. Students with non-relevant degrees (including mathematics and economics) will not receive any exemptions from the ACCA examinations. Other higher qualifications, including professional qualifications, will be assessed for exemption from the new scheme using the above policies as benchmarks. However, there will be no exemptions from any ACCA Professional level examinations. Exemptions are awarded by ACCA.

Membership Fees

ACCA is a professional body ad as every professional body, the is membership both for local body and the ACCA body. Fees are also charged for exemptions and exams.

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The ACCA qualification has a three-part structure. Students are required to pass 14 papers in total. In ACCA Knowledge and Skills level, students can sit for up to four papers of their choice at any one sitting, subject to certain progression rules. In ACCA Professional level (Option papers), students can choose two subjects from a list of four options to match their work experience or chosen fields of employment. All ACCA students must sit for the three core papers in the Professional level before attempting the option papers.


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