Students and Qualifications

If you are a prospective student you will find information in the CTA Qualification section to help you make your decision.


Access to the qualification is open to anyone.  However, the examinations are set at a high standard and in order to give themselves the best chance of success, students who do not have a previous qualification in accounting or law will be STRONGLY advised to register for the Tax Pathway route to qualification.

If you are a current student you will find important information within the ExaminationsStudying and Student Resources sections to help you pass the examinations.

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Admission to membership of the Chartered Institute of Taxation requires success in the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) examinations held every May and November, together with the ability to demonstrate three years’ relevant recent professional experience.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation is the leading professional body in the United Kingdom concerned solely with taxation.

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