First Transfer Pricing Certificate offered by a professional tax body

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) are launching a Transfer Pricing Option Examination Paper. This is a new option available as either a stand alone Certificate or as part of the international tax qualification, ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation). The Certificate is achieved by passing a supervised three hour written exam available in 200 locations in 140 countries around the world, once a year.

The Transfer Pricing Certificate is a global benchmark of quality and achievement and an independent means of demonstrating transfer pricing expertise.

Employers can be assured of the competence of their transfer pricing teams, gaining an edge on their competitors, and providing reassurance to clients. Because there are flexible study options – no required courses or training organisation – this makes it ideal for the busy professional with work commitments.

Introducing the examination, Richard Collier, Tax Partner at PwC and member of the CIOT ADIT Sub-Committee, said:

“The Transfer Pricing Exam and Certificate meets the needs of specialists from professional services firms, multinational corporations, tax authorities, and academics who specialise in transfer pricing and are looking for a global benchmark.

“As multinational corporations evolve into true global enterprises, compliance with the differing requirements of multiple overlapping tax jurisdictions has become a complicated and expensive task.

“In response to these factors, tax authorities around the world have become more aggressive in the transfer pricing arena.

“This intense scrutiny implies significant risks for the unwary and the unprepared, particularly in a complex field such as transfer pricing.”

To view the Transfer Pricing Syllabus and sample exam paper please click here. If you have any further questions please contact Jonathan Perry at jperry [at]