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ICAEW Computer Based Testing

ACA and ICAEW CFAB Modules

The six modules of the Certificate Level are assessed electronically (computer-based exam). Students taking these assessments attend an ICAEW approved test centre, enter their answers into a computer and can then access their results the next day via the exams section of the student website. Each assessment is one and a half hours long.

If you have any further queries about the ACA or ICAEW CFAB qualifications, the computer-based exams, structure of examinations or the syllabus please contact ICAEW at +44 (0)1908 248 250, email studentsupport@icaew.com, or visit the ICAEW careers website.

Applying for the computer-based examination

You can apply for and book a computer-based exam directly with an approved test centre. You should first speak to your employer as they may have arrangements in place with a test centre and may organise your assessment for you along with your tuition. A list of tutor organisations which are approved test centres can be downloaded from the ICAEW website.


Students whose firms do not have established arrangements or who wish to make their own arrangements can book a computer-based exam through Pearson VUE. To sign in you will need your ICAEW student registration number. Your Pearson VUE username and password are both ‘ICAEW’ followed by your student number (e.g. ICAEW1234567). You will then be prompted to change your password for security, but your username will remain the same.

ID Requirements

When you arrive at the Pearson VUE test centre on the day of your exam appointment, before being permitted to enter the exam room, you will be required to confirm your identity by presenting two forms of accepted ID; a Primary ID and a Secondary ID. All ID must be current and valid (not expired). If you arrive at the test centre without the required IDs you will not be permitted to test and you will have book (and pay for) a new appointment. Read complete requirements »

At the Test Centre

Your examination will take place at a computer provided by the test centre. During the check-in process, you will be provided with the following materials:

a CASIO fx-83 GT PLUS scientific calculator
a spiral-bound booklet, consisting of 5 laminated sheets (or 5 laminated single note boards, where booklets are unavailable) and a pen

During the exam, the booklet or noteboards may be replaced for clean ones, but you will not be permitted to have more than the allocated number (ie 1 booklet or 5 noteboards) at any one time.