How CTA training works

You must register as a student with the Chartered Institute of Taxation at least four months before you can apply to sit the exams. Register by the end of December for the May examination, and the end of June for the November examination.

You must also apply for a Confirmation of Eligibility. This is awarded to those who have passed the examinations set by various other professional bodies, for example the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. You can get more details from the CTA prospectus, available from

You must also, separately, apply to sit the examination, by the end of February for the May examination and the end of August for the November examination. You can enter for the Computer Based Examinations at any time following the acceptance of your registration as a student.