96% of members agree ABE assessments help them build a better understanding of how to apply business theory to real life*

Learning in ABE qualifications is assessed by either a Timed Open Book Exam (Timed OBE) or an assignment (read About ABE Assessments for details).  Our short awards are all assessed by assignment and operate on a six-week turnaround throughout the year. 

Assessments for the rest of ABE's qualifications take place biannually: second quarter and final quarter, plus there is an additional assignment-only window in March.  If you are studying for a longer ABE qualification, please ensure you are aware of all the deadlines for each assessment window:

To book an assessment you first need to be registered with us.  This will need to be kept active with an annual subscription. Assessments can then be booked either by your ABE study centre on your behalf or with us directly.  Information about how to do this is available on your country page.

New learners can register with ABE throughout the year, this will provide immediate access to all our study resources,  however, if you wish to take an assessment in a particular session you need to observe the registration deadlines published below.  

There is no limit to the number of assessments you can book, you can take as much or as little time as you need to achieve your qualification, but we do not recommend taking more than five units in any one session.

Don't forget to use the resources in the members' portal. These are designed to help you and, maybe, you will join our Top Paper Award winners (see Grades and Awards)! We wish you every success!

You can see our standard global assessment fees here.

May 2022 assessments

Results:  1 September 2022

November 2022 assessments

Assessment bookings open: 12 September 2022 - start booking assessments from this date.

Assignment brief release date: 19 September 2022- assignment briefs will be available on the portal from this date.

Registration deadline: 30 September 2022 - new learners wishing to take November assessments must be registered with ABE by this date.

Booking deadline: 7 October 2022 - bookings and payment for all November assessments must be received by this date.

Timed OBE release date:  24 October 2022 - Timed OBE question papers will be available on the portal from this date.

Submission deadline:  14 November 2022 - all assessments must be submitted through your registered centre by this date.

Results:  28 February 2023

*Headline findings from members survey 2022 - read more


Do you have a question?

If you have a question about assessments click here to go to our frequently asked question page.

More assessment information

About ABE assessments
All about our Timed OBEs and assignments

ABE assessments are the most up to date and relevant available.  They will provide you with an enviable skill set. 

Grades and awards
Find out how our grading structure works.

You might get a Pass, Merit or Distinction, you could even get a Top Paper Award.