From AAT to CIPFA, take your career further using our fast track route.

What is the AAT fast track route?

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification provides an excellent starting point to a career in accountancy. But it needn’t stop there. Moving on to gain a chartered accountancy qualification will build on your existing skills and improve your knowledge, making you more marketable as an employee and improving your earning potential and career prospects.

AAT members are eligible for:

  • free exemptions from Financial Accounting and Management Accounting 
  • free exemption from Audit and Assurance - provided students have successfully completed both Accounting Systems and Controls (core) and External Audit (optional)
  • 200 days from the 400 required in the Practical Experience Portfolio (PEP) for full MAATs.
  • If you're a current AAT member, you can get a discount on your membership fee while you study with CIPFA.

Please note the above information applies only to those who are AAT members. Those who are AAT qualified but are not current AAT members will only receive the same free examination exemptions but will not be entitled to the reduced PEP requirement and the full 400 days will have to be completed.

If you have questions about studying CIPFA’s Professional Accountancy Qualification (PAQ) as either a trainee or an apprentice, please complete the form.