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Find out all about the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification here

The Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification is the leading tax advisory qualification in Ireland for tax professionals. A three-Part qualification which delivers deep tax technical knowledge and legislative expertise, this is the professional tax qualification of choice in the marketplace. 

Click here to download the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Handbook. and Qualifications brochure

Who is it for?

This programme meets the needs of those who work in full-time tax roles or aspire to develop their career in tax, including:

  • Graduates from all disciplines embarking on their tax careers
  • Accounting and finance professionals who need deep tax technical knowledge as part of their broader role
  • Legal professionals who wish to advise on tax-related issues
  • Tax specialists working throughout the public sector

What will I achieve through the qualification?

  • Deep tax technical knowledge across all tax heads in an ever-changing domestic and international environment
  • A proven mastery of the tax implications of life events and commercial transactions as well as related corporate, legal and accounting issues
  • Expertise in the interpretation and application of tax legislation, case law and precedents
  • Professional advisory skills to be able to research, analyse and communicate complex tax matters

What will I study?

         

Download the syllabus for a detailed view of the above. 

How will I learn?

The CTA qualification is designed, delivered and assessed with best practice in professional education. Using bespoke materials updated to reflect the most topical tax issues, students are taught to navigate and interpret legislation.  

Weekend lectures are held in Dublin and Cork, or students can choose from our flexible self-study online option. There are two courses each year - Winter and Summer. 

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed by a combination of exams and professional skills assignments. Achievement of the CTA qualification is testament to the student’s ability to provide technically correct and commercially sound tax advice.  There are two exam sittings each year - Winter and Summer. 

What are the entry requirements?

Typically, you will have an Honours (Level 8) degree (if you don't have an Honours degree, you may be considered on a case-by-case basis). 

Are there any exemptions available?  

Exemptions are available depending on your qualification. Check the full list of exemptions in pages 11 - 16 of the Student Handbook. 

If you hold a Level 8 or Level 9 qualification that is not listed on this list, we can still review your exemption application on a case-by-case basis. If you do not hold a Level 8 qualification, we can also review your application based on the recognition of work-based learning. See page 10 of our Student Handbook for more details. 

Do I need a training contract or professional experience?

Remember, there's no training contract required to qualify as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).  

Next available course 

The next Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) course is the Summer Course 2018 which will start in April 2018. 

Registration will be open from March 2018. 

Course Fees

Part 1  
All 4 Modules €1,615
Cost per Module €500
   
Part 2  
All 4 Modules €1,715
Cost per Module €550
   
Part 3  
All 4 Modules €2,200
Cost per Module €755
   
Student Subscription €235
   
Delivery of course materials* €16
*Outside Republic of Ireland, costs may vary, contact us for cost details.  

Direct debit option

If you wish to pay by our flexible direct debit option, download the mandate form.

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