Enter for the CTA Examinations

Entering for your Exams

Log in and enter for the May 2019 exams, here.

Please note if you sat the November 2018 session you will not be able to enter until after the results have been released (16 January 2019).

You can only enter for the forthcoming exam session and must be a registered student.


  • Awareness and Advanced Technical Examinations: £160
  • Applications and Professional Skills Examination: £205
  • Computer Based Examinations: £85

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

Exam Entry Deadlines

May: Last day of February.
If you are entering into your final written paper(s) then you will need to have completed both Computer Based Examinations by the last day of February for entry into the May session. This would not include the late entry period.

November: Last day of August.
If you are entering into your final written paper(s) then you will need to have completed both Computer Based Examinations by the last day of August for entry into the November session. This would not include the late entry period.

Credits: You must apply for any credits before the closing date for your final written paper(s).

Available Exam Centres

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newport
  • Reading
  • Southampton

If you wish to sit in the Scottish Islands please contact the Education Team as arrangements may be possible. Please note that arrangements cannot be made for you to sit the examination outside the UK.

The Institute does strive to provide the best possible exam conditions for its students. However, the Institute cannot take responsibility for circumstances or events outside its control which occur at exam venues during the period of the exams, for example external noise, climate conditions, industrial action affecting travel etc.


  Day 1 Day 2


10:00 - 13:15

Taxation of Owner Managed Businesses; OR
Domestic Indirect Taxation; OR
Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates; OR
Human Capital Taxes
Application and Professional Skills


14.30 - 17.45

Taxation of Individuals; OR
Cross-Border Indirect Taxation; OR
Taxation of Major Corporates
Awareness (14:30 - 17:30)


For more key dates and deadlines, click here.