Computer Based Exams
Computer-based exam © British Council

British Council  Kenya administers both paper based and computer based exams on behalf of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The paper based exams are sat three times in a year, whilst the computer based exams can be sat on demand upon registration with us.

Computer based exams are available for the first seven foundation level exams of the ACCA qualification only. They are not available for the specialist and knowledge papers.


ACCA computer based exams F1 - F4 are registered at the British Council

ACCA computer based exams F1 - F4 are also administered by the  British Council and are held at the same venue 

ACCA computer based exams F5 - F9 are registered directly with ACCA

ACCA computer based exams F5 - F9 are held at an external  venue 

ACCA Computer Based Fees:

ACCA Qualification:   F1, F2 and F3 -   Ksh. 13,000 each 

ACCA Qualification:   F4 (English and Global) -  Ksh. 14,500 each 

Foundation in Accountancy:   FA1,MA1,FA2,MA2  -  Ksh. 13,000 each 

Foundation in Accountancy:   FAb, FFA,FMA  -  Ksh. 13,000 each 


All ACCA Pen and Paper based exams  are registered directly through ACCA.

ACCA Pen and Paper exams are held at an external  venue. 


How to Register

All registration processes are carried out directly by ACCA for the paper based exams. For the computer based exams, registration is done with the British Council Kenya.

For computer based exams simply fill in the registration form found at the bottom of this page and submit it at the British Council Nairobi office in Upper Hill with the proof of payment. The test dates are available to download at the bottom of this page.

Please remember to indicate the date you wish to sit the exams.

How to Pay

Payments are made directly to ACCA for the paper based exams. For the computer based exams, payments are made through the British Council at any branch of Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya using the British Council Virtual Account Deposit Slip.

  • Payments should be made at Standard Chartered bank - any branch.
  • Please deposit Cash only (we do not accept cheques).
  • Kindly note that we do not accept Mpesa Payments or direct ATM deposits. 
  • Payments made by bank transfer must include bank charges and will need to be cleared before your application is confirmed.
  • Use the British Council Virtual Account Deposit Slips available in all Standard Chartered bank branches to make your payment.

Follow the instructions below to complete the virtual account deposit slip:

  1. Ensure that your full candidate name is clearly indicated in the student name section. Your name must match the document (passport / ID) that you used to register with .
  2. For all other exams, candidates are required to bring their Original Kenyan ID / original and valid passport. Kindly note that if you do not hold a Kenyan ID you must bring your country's original and valid passport with you on your exam day (We do not accept Alien ID cards).Your name on the bank slip must match this document
  3. Please note that all exams have a reference code already printed after the exam name e.g. for  ACCA Special Centres , the reference code printed already on the slip is 99069 (subject reference code) for ACCA Computer Based Exam, the reference code is 99070.
  4. In the ‘select the appropriate exam and indicate ID number of candidate in boxes’ field first tick the box of the exam that you are taking
  5. After the subject reference code, enter the code for month of exam (refer to the table below) followed by the full number of the document that you registered with, that is, your ID / Passport number as indicated above (kindly complete filling all the boxes with your document number even if the number of boxes in the field are not enough)
  6. For example if you’re registering for ACCA CBT May Exams, with a passport number of A1234567 you will add 021234567 in the blank boxes at the subject reference code for your exam choice. For example for ACCA CBT  the subject reference code is 99070 and already printed on the bank slip so you will write i.e. 99070021234567 – ie the subject reference code is already there for ACCA CBT 99070, then you write in the month of your exam (for May it is 02) and then you write in the passport / ID number ie 99070021234567 (do not add the letter from your passport)
  • Note: It is important to enter correct information in the fields to prevent delays with tracking your payment.
  • Kindly note that you are still required to bring in the yellow slip copy to British Council to complete your registration. This needs to be submitted by the deadlines for your selected exams. Contact the Customer Services Team at British Council Nairobi for any further queries – Tel 020 283 6000 / 0732 117 000

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