Exam Progression Rules

There is no restriction to the number of exams that may be attempted in a sitting, allowing as many or as few papers to be taken at each exam session.

Papers can be taken in any order.

There is no time limit under which students must complete their FIA exams.


Progression to the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification and the ACCA qualification

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business through Foundations in Accountancy can either:

  • Transfer to the ACCA Qualification and commence their studies at F4 onwards of the ACCA Qualification or
  • Continue to study for the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification. On completion of this, they can progress to the ACCA Qualification if they choose to do so, beginning their studies at paper F4. They can also count the four performance objectives and one year’s work experience gained to achieve the CAT Qualification towards the three years’ work experience required for the ACCA Qualification.