Frequently Asked Questions

The acronym ATSWA means Accounting Technicians Scheme West Africa.
The certificate has been certified by the Federal Ministry of Establishment in Nigeria as equivalent of the National Diploma of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in the Federal Scheme of Service.
Currently, the ATSWA Examinations are conducted in 6 West Africa countries namely: Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.

Five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in the SSCE, GCE, and NECO in not more than two sittings
OR Ordinary National Diploma of any Polytechnic recognized by the Council of the Institute
OR Diploma from recognized Universities OR National Certificate of Education (NCE) from recognised College of Education.

The Examination is made up of 3-Parts Structure with 12 Subjects. Each Part (I, II, & III) is made up of 4 subjects. Part I:
  • Basic Accounting Processes & Systems
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Communication Skills
Part II:
  • Principles & Practice of Financial Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Quantitative Analysis
Part III:
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Preparing Tax Computation & Returns

Examinations are conducted in March and September each year.

Study the Exemption Guidelines in the Syllabus or on the website to determine your Exemption status.
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  • Global recognition
  • Affiliation/Exemptions for courses with International Professional Bodies
  • Increased Workplace Efficiency
  • Adding of the certification title “A.A.T” to your name
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Increase earning potential and also access to high rewarding employments
  • Getting a Certification and credibility outside your formal field
  • You may enroll for an HND or B.Sc. programme in Accountancy (200 Level) in some higher institutions of learning.
  • They are granted full-exemption from the Foundation Examination of ICAN Professionals and thereafter proceed to write the Semi last stage -SKILLS Level with some exemptions as appropriate.
  • Become an Erudite in the Accounting Profession.

Lecture days are Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

  • Qualified and Competent Lecturers
  • Physical and Virtual/online Lectures (Hybrid Lectures)
  • Assistance and guidance with registration and with regards to references
  • Comfortable Classrooms
  • Serene and conducive environment
  • Spacious Parking Facilities

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