11 Mar 2021

Find the up-to-date student fees below.


New Student Registration

  • CTA: £225 and is valid for three years.
  • Tax Pathway: £330 and is valid for five years.
  • ACA CTA / CA CTA Joint Programme: £225 and is valid for four years.

Use your email address to register as a new student.

The registration fee is non-refundable* (unless the application is unsuccessful) and is payable in addition to entry fees for the examinations. (*Please note if your situation changes significantly within a month of the date you made your application for student registration and you no longer wish to proceed (provided you have not registered for any examinations) then a refund can be made, less a small administration charge.)

Student Re-Registration

  • CTA: £175 and is valid for a further three years.
  • Tax Pathway: £330 and is valid for a further five years.
  • ACA CTA / CA CTA Joint Programme: £225 and is valid for a further four years.

View further details on the re-registration page

Tax Exams

Awareness and Advanced Technical exams: £185

Application and Professional Skills exam: £230

Council may, at its absolute discretion, accept an application for late exam entry (for one month only after the closing date) on payment of an additional fee, currently £100.

Further details, including deadlines and entering for the tax exams, can be found on our exam entry page.

Computer Based Exams (CBEs)

Computer Based Exams in Law, Professional Responsibilities & Ethics and Principles of Accounting: £92 per CBE.

View further details, including booking the CBEs, on the CBEs page.


It is £185 to claim an exemption for a tax exam and £92 to claim an exemption for a CBE.

View further details on the exemptions page

Study Material

You will need to purchase the latest editions of the 'Principles of Accounting' manual and the ‘Essential Law for the Tax Practitioner’ and the 'Professional Responsibilities and Ethics for Tax Practitioners' manuals both of which are available from the Institute at a cost of £50.

You may purchase these manuals from our shop, here.

The Institute sets the syllabus but does not offer tuition. There is a list of tuition providers here. Please contact the tuition providers listed for prices and course dates. You will still need to register as a CTA student (through our website) in order to sit our examinations.