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More options and greater flexibility for ACCA students in the OECS

More options and greater flexibility for ACCA students in the OECS


LightSparc Training has become the first institution in St Lucia to offer on-demand exams for ACCA students. As a licensed CBE (Computer Based Examinations) centre, LightSparc can now register candidates to sit CBE exams,{{more}} coordinate exam sittings, and administer CBEs in accordance with ACCA terms and conditions. There are around 15 other licensed CBE centres in the Caribbean, but this is the first and only such centre in the OECS.

CBEs are an innovative and efficient way for ACCA students around the world to take exams and one which allows them increased flexibility and access. One of the main benefits of computer-based examinations is that students receive their results immediately upon completion of the exam, which are then transferred to the student’s ACCA account within 72 hours. Additionally, they can attempt examinations at anytime during the year, are not limited to the two annual paper-based sessions in June and December and are able to progress at a faster rate through their chosen course of study by combining paper-based and computer-based sittings.

Computer Based Exams are offered for the first seven papers within the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards, as well as the first three Papers of the ACCA qualification.

Bernard Bovell, managing director of LightSparc commented: “I am very pleased that we can now offer this vital service to St Lucia and the OECS. For a long time students have had to travel to complete CBE exams or for full-time training in accounting. Having a CBE not only allows students to complete exams here, but also to attain ACCA qualifications in a relatively shorter time frame”.

Maria Batson, manager, ACCA Eastern Caribbean added that “LightSparc’s approval as a licensed CBE centre is a clear indication that they have met all of ACCA’s stringent approval criteria in terms of comfort of facilities, administration, security and accessibility. This is exciting news for ACCA students in the OECS, as they now have a greater degree of flexibility as well as the opportunity to progress through the early stages of ACCA at a faster rate.”

LightSparc Training is a corporate training company based in St Lucia that specializes in internationally recognized certifications. They train students in the fields of Information Technology, Project Management and Accounting, such as the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards and the ACCA qualification.

To apply for a CBE exam, students can make requests via their website or call them at (758) 572-8946.