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How long does it take to become FCCA?

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FCCA stands for Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. So what’s the significance of becoming a member and how long does it take?

You can become an FCCA after 5 years of continuous membership of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), by paying your annual subscriptions and meeting the CPD requirements each year.

What’s the benefit of becoming a Fellow?

It’s a significant point to reach in your career and the letters have real significance for those in accountancy and finance.

It shows employers that you have extensive experience and have made a long-term commitment to being professional and ethical. Fellows can replace the designatory letters ‘FCCA’ after their name in place of ACCA.

As well as the prestige, achieving the FCCA milestone in your career can open doors with big firms at an international level. Unlike a university degree or MBA, this IFAC compliant qualification places a lot of focus on practical applications and experience in international accounting and auditing standards.

When can I become a Fellow?

Once you’ve passed all your exams in the final level of the ACCA course, completed your 3-year Professional Experience Requirements (PER), and become a member of ACCA, you can then start working towards becoming an FCCA.

How do I become a Fellow?

There isn’t a formal application process so ACCA will let you know when you qualify. They track your progress and will send you a letter confirming FCCA status once you’ve met their requirements ie: fully paid up and submitted CPD reports for 5 years.

Interested in ACCA?

If you’d like to reach the prestigious level of FCCA, have a look at our ACCA pages for more information about how to start your ACCA journey.