• CTA: £220 and is valid for three years.
  • Tax Pathway: £320 and is valid for five years.
  • ACA CTA / CA CTA Joint Programme: £220 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.)


CTA: £170 and is valid for a further three years.

Log into your account and follow the link to re-register.


It is £180 to claim an exemption for a written paper and £90 to claim an exemption for a CBE (further details available exemptions and how to claim can be found here).

Written Papers for Exam Entry

Awareness and Advanced Technical Examinations: £180

Application and Professional Skills Examination: £225

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

Further details, including deadlines and booking the written papers, can be found here.

Computer Based Examinations (CBEs)

Computer Based Examinations in Law, Professional Responsibilities & Ethics and Principles of Accounting: £90 per CBE.

Further details, including booking the CBEs, can be found here.

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 £45.

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.