2024 exams and courses

1. How will the exams be run in 2024?

The 2024 ADIT exams will continue to be sat online using your own laptop or desktop computer via the purpose-built exam application, Exam4 and will remain closed-book. On exam day, you will sit the exam at a location of your choice, such as your home or office.

2. How do I use the Exam4 software?

All Exam4 queries should be directed to the CIOT. They provide several useful resources on their website such as how to download Exam4, how to use Exam4 and an exam day guide. We also provide additional guidance to our students in the run-up to the exams.

A link to download Exam4 will be emailed to you by the CIOT approximately 4 weeks before your exam sitting. It is important that you download the latest version of Exam4 at each exam session as it is specific to that session.

3. What does “closed-book” mean?

Closed-book means students are only allowed to use copies of permitted texts during their ADIT exams. Please refer to the CIOT website for the relevant permitted texts:


4. When is my final ADIT exam?

The ADIT exam timetable is on their website with all dates for exam sessions listed here:


5. How will Tolley be running their 2024 courses?

All of our ADIT courses are run exclusively online to ensure they are available to both our UK and international students.

6. Which Papers do you provide support for?

We provide study support for the following ADIT papers:

Paper 1 Principles of International Taxation: Online Tuition Live and Distance Learning
Paper 2.09 United Kingdom: Online Tuition Live and Distance Learning
Paper 3.01 EU Direct Tax Option: Distance Learning only
Paper 3.02 EU VAT Option: Distance Learning only
Paper 3.03 Transfer Pricing Option: Online Tuition Live and Distance Learning
Paper 3.04 Energy Resources Option: Distance Learning only

Study methods and support

7. How do your Online Tuition Live courses work?

All ADIT courses are delivered as Online Tuition Live via live scheduled sessions using industry-leading software, Adobe Connect. Our Online Tuition Live courses are highly interactive, using polls, quizzes and chat boxes, and are run by our expert ADIT tutors. They are available to students across the globe and all sessions are recorded so that you can access them at a later date if you are unable to attend live. For full details, and to watch a sample course in action, visit our Online Tuition Live page.

8. What is the Tolley On-Screen Mock (TOM) system?

Our innovative Tolley On-Screen Mock (TOM) system is unique to Tolley and is something we developed when the exams went online. TOM effectively replicates what you will experience when using Exam4. We provide access to all of our question banks, practice exams and mocks via TOM so you can start practicing as soon as you enrol with us to ensure that you are fully ready for your online exams. You can view further information, and see TOM in action, on our Tolley On-Screen Mock System page.

9. What is the Tolley Academy?

When you enrol as a student with Tolley, you will get access to our online Tolley Academy. This is available 24 hours a day and is the main portal from which you access materials such as your electronic study manuals and memory joggers and can see details of all courses you are enrolled on along with key deadlines and practice exam marks. You will also use the Academy to access the Tolley On-Screen Mock (TOM) system and can interact with tutors and fellow students via the online forums.

10. What is MyLiveBook?

All electronic learning materials are delivered via MyLiveBook, a secure e-book platform accessed directly from your Tolley Academy account or the MyLiveBook web reader or app. MyLiveBook allows you to highlight text, add comments, type notes directly into the pages and upload screenshots from courses to the relevant page of the study manual, allowing you to make best use of your courseware. Please note that you cannot download copies of the materials or print from MyLiveBook.

In addition to the MyLiveBook versions, we also currently provide electronic learning materials in PDF format accessible from the Academy.

Course attendance

11. What happens if I am ill and unable to attend the online classes?

You should contact the Client Service Team to let them know you will be unable to attend. All online sessions will be recorded and uploaded to your Academy account for you to watch within 24 hours. If you require tutor support, you should contact the Client Service Team or post on the Academy forums.

12. What can I do if I do not have a computer or internet access?

You should contact your employer (where they are funding your studies) and make the Client Service Team aware of your circumstances.

13. Do you offer additional learning support for students with special educational needs?

You should contact the Client Service Team with details of your support needs. If you require alternative arrangements for the examinations, you should contact the CIOT.

Please continue to refer to ADIT latest information regarding managing your exams online:

Please continue to refer to ADIT latest information regarding managing your exams online: