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 timed open book exam (timed OBE), an assignment or a traditional timed exam (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:
- Click here for March 2023 (assignment only) deadlines
- Click here for May 2023 deadlines
- Click here for November 2023 deadlines
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.
March 2023 ASSIGNMENTS ONLY assessments
Results day: 25 May 2023
May 2023 assessments
Bookings open: 17 March 2023 - start booking May 23 assessments from this date.
Assignment brief release date: 24 March 2023 - assignment briefs will be available on the portal from this date.
Registration deadline: 24 March 2023 - new learners wishing to take May assessments must be registered with ABE by this date.
Booking deadline: 6 April 2023 - all bookings and payments for May assessments must be received by this date.
Timed open-book exam release date: 28 April 2023 - question papers will be available on the portal from this date.
Learners' submission deadline: 19 May 2023 - all learners' assessments must be submitted to your centre by this date.
Results day: 1 September 2023
November 2023 assessments
Bookings open: 11 September 2023 - start booking your November assessments from this date.
Assignment brief release date: 18 September 2023 - assignment briefs will be available on the portal from this date.
Registration deadline: 29 September 2023 - new learners wishing to take November assessments must be registered with ABE by this date (lapsed members also need to re-register by this date).
Booking deadline: 6 October 2023 - all bookings and payments for November assessments must be received by this date.
Timed open-book exam release date: 23 October 2023 - question papers will be available on the portal from this date.
Learners' submission deadline: 13 November 2023 - all learners' assessments must be submitted to your centre by this date.
Timed exam dates: 29 & 30 November -
Results day: 27 February 2024
*Headline findings from members survey 2022 - read more
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