Register as a Student

Before registering you can find out more information on the Direct and Indirect routes, including the eligibility criteria, in the CTA Qualification section. You can find more about the ACA CTA Joint Programme here.

Click here to register as a CTA or Joint Programme Student


You need to be a registered student for at least four months before you are allowed to enter for a written examination:

  • Last day of December if you wish to enter for the May examination.
  • Last day of June if you wish to enter for the November examination.


Registration for 2019 is £215 and is valid for three years (four years for the ACA CTA Joint Programme).

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.)

You will be able to book your first Computer Based Examination examinations 21 days after your student registration has been successfully completed.

Once succesfully registered, you will receive a student card and copies of the monthly journal ‘Tax Adviser’.