ACCA recognition in Europe
The ACCA qualification is recognised as equivalent to other statutory bodies in the Union under the EC Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications (89/48/EEC). The Mutual Recognition Directive came into force throughout the EU on 4 January 1991. Chartered certified accountants who wish to practice in mainland Europe as auditors can register as a member with the relevant national professional accountancy body on successful completion of aptitude tests covering taxation and law and a prescribed period of practical experience. Members need to contact the relevant professional body directly.