The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a professional body in the United Kingdom that provides education leading to recognized qualifications in accountancy. ACCA operates joint examination schemes in 16 countries where its qualifications are generally recognized as equivalent to academic qualifications, thereby providing its graduates with opportunities to further their education. Specifically, ACCA has developed an articulation agreement with the Oxford Brookes University which allows their exam candidates to obtain a university bachelor's degree in addition to the ACCA qualification.
The highest qualification level obtained through ACCA is the status of a member of the association. A certificate of member status is awarded upon successful completion of the required examination scheme and a period of professional activity.
Credential evaluators working with ACCA qualifications normally request the official exam record, i.e. "Examination History Details". However, this document may or may not confirm membership status. ACCA therefore recommends that credential evaluators also request the official "Letter of Good Standing" to confirm membership status.