How to Register for the CTA Exam

11 Mar 2021

Please refer to our online exams page for full information on the exams. 


What you need to know before entering

  • New students: You must be a registered CTA student at least four months before you can sit your first tax exam
     
  • Current students: Your registration must be valid during the exams, otherwise you will have to re-register. You can view your student registration expiry date under My Account > My Membership in the Portal 
     
  • Forthcoming session: You can only enter for the forthcoming exam session
     
  • Awaiting results: You cannot enter for exams if you are awaiting results from the previous session. You will be able to do so on results release date for that session
     
  • Computer Based Exams: All three CBEs must be passed (or exemptions applied for as appropriate) before you can enter for your final tax exam (ie passed by the end of February for the May exams or the end of August for the November exams)
     
  • Awareness and Application and Professional Skills: The Awareness exam must either be passed (or an exemption be applied for from it) before sitting the Application and Professional Skills exam, or sat in the same session 
     
  • Exemptions: You must apply for any exemptions before the closing date of your final tax exam(s) 
     
  • Payment and confirmation: You must pay the exam fee to complete your entry, except if you choose to have your employer invoiced. You will then be automatically sent an email confirmation. If you do not receive one, please contact us


Payment methods

We accept the following: 

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Alternatively you can also choose to have your employer invoiced for exam entry fees.

Employer invoices

If you choose to have your employer invoiced, please ensure your employment details are up-to-date under My Account > My Profile in the Portal before entering, as this will enable us to provide the correct invoice details for any entries you make.

An invoice is usually issued within one month of entering. During peak periods this may take longer. If your employer has not yet received the invoice; this will not affect your exam entry.


Exam Session Opening and Closing Dates 


OPENSCLOSES
MAY 15 December Last day of February 
NOVEMBER 15 JuneLast day of August

Late exam entry: The CIOT will accept an application for late exam entry up to one month after exam entry closes on payment of an additional fee, currently £100.


Registering for the CTA Exam 

When exam entry is open (see dates above) please log into your account and click My Account > Enter for the Exams.

May 2022 Key Dates

Exam Dates

All exams are BST and are 3 hours and 30 mins (except Awareness, which is 3 hours and 15 minutes).

DATE & TIMEEXAM
Tuesday 10 May 2022
10.00 AM
Advanced Technical Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses
Tuesday 10 May 2022
2.30 PM

Advanced Technical Domestic Indirect Taxation

Advanced Technical Human Capital Taxes

Advanced Technical Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates

Wednesday 11 May 2022
10.00 AM
Advanced Technical Taxation of Individuals
Wednesday 11 May 2022
2.30 PM

Advanced Technical Cross Border Indirect Taxation

Advanced Technical Taxation of Major Corporates

Thursday 12 May 2022
10:00 AM
Application and Professional Skills (all six options)
Friday 13 May 2022
10.00 AM
Awareness


Exam Results

Pass lists will be published on Thursday 21 July 2022. 

All results will be sent by email (per exam paper sat) by midday.

November 2022 Key Dates

Exam Dates

All exams are BST and are 3 hours and 30 mins (except Awareness, which is 3 hours and 15 minutes).

DATE & TIMEEXAM
Monday 7 November 2022
10.00 AM
Advanced Technical Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses
Monday 7 November 2022
2.30 PM

Advanced Technical Domestic Indirect Taxation

Advanced Technical Human Capital Taxes

Advanced Technical Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates

Tuesday 8 November 2022
10.00 AM
Advanced Technical Taxation of Individuals
Tuesday 8 November 2022
2.30 PM

Advanced Technical Cross Border Indirect Taxation

Advanced Technical Taxation of Major Corporates

Wednesday 9 November 2022
10:00 AM
Application and Professional Skills (all six options)
Thursday 10 November 2022
10.00 AM
Awareness


Exam Results

Pass lists will be published on Wednesday 25 January 2023. 

All results will be sent by email (per exam paper sat) by midday.