What are AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications?

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) have long been known for providing excellence in accounting qualifications and have over 140,000 members in 140 countries. But in 2016 they introduced a new professional status for Bookkeepers; the Associate Bookkeeping Membership (AATQB).

The benefits of Associate Bookkeeping Membership

Once achieved, you can apply to become an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper and offer up to five self-employed services to clients.

How do I gain an Associate Bookkeeping Membership?

There are three ways to do this:

1. Study AAT Bookkeeping Qualifications

If you want to work as a bookkeeper and don’t currently hold any AAT qualifications, this is the most logical way to work towards Associate Bookkeeping Membership. You can start at level 2 and will be eligible to apply after successful completion of the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping and Ethics (Level 3).

2. Study AAT Accounting Qualifications

If you have completed any of the AAT accounting courses (level 2 and above) then you are eligible to apply for Associate Bookkeeping Membership.

3. Gain an exemption

If you are already a member of an awarding body that AAT recognise then you may be able to get an exemption which would enable you to apply for AATQB status. Typically these would be professional memberships of ICB or IAB, but other qualifications would be assessed by the AAT on a discretionary basis.

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