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Introducing AAT bookkeeping membership

Whether you’re an established bookkeeper or just starting out, AAT bookkeeping membership can help you gain professional recognition and boost your career.

  • Be noticed by employers

    The designatory letters AATQB demonstrate your educational achievements and your commitment to keeping your professional skills up to date. It could help you secure your perfect job or gain a promotion.

  • Keep your skills sharp

    Gain access to everything you need to keep on top of industry updates. Our newsletters will provide you with topical information, while our online resources and events will help you keep your skills fresh.

  • Run your own business

    Once you’ve gained those AATQB letters, you can apply for a licence to offer self-employed bookkeeping services. As an AAT Licensed Bookkeeper, you’ll be supported by us every step of the way to help you build a successful practice.

  • Expand your network

    When you become an AATQB, you’ll join a community of over 50,000 AAT professional members. Share experiences, learn from others and meet likeminded people online and at events.

Who can apply?

  • AAT, IAB and ICB qualified professionals. We also accept other qualifications on a discretionary basis.

  • AAT students who have completed the Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping * or the Advanced Diploma in Accounting **.

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Students who studied the Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Ethics before September 2016 will need to complete the additional Indirect Tax unit to be eligible. We’ve made this really easy and cost-effective for you – please contact us to discuss your options.


Students must have studied on the 2010, 2013 or 2016 standards.

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Apply online and pay your annual £105 fee.

Already with AAT?

  • If you’re an AAT professional member, you can apply to become an AATQB for no additional cost.

  • If you’re an AAT student or affiliate member, becoming an AATQB may be partially covered by your current membership fee.

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Just starting out?

If you’re looking to build your skills, our AAT bookkeeping qualifications are the ideal starting point. They provide the practical skills and fundamental knowledge you need and are the first step towards becoming a professional bookkeeper.

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Need any help?

If you have questions about joining us as an AAT Bookkeeper, we're here to help. Request a call back or call us on +44 (0)20 3735 2401. Lines are open Monday to Thursday 09.00-20.00 and Friday 09.00-17.00 UK time.