Register today for Summer 2024 Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification

The 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.

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
  • 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 including the ability to research, analyse and communicate complex tax matters

How will I learn?

The CTA qualification is designed, delivered and assessed in line 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.

Delivered through a range of innovative blended modules, the course provides maximum flexibility to suit students’ needs.

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.

What will I study

Download the syllabus for a detailed view of the above

What are the entry requirements?

You will have an Honours (Level 8) degree.

No training contract is required to qualify as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).


Are there any exemptions available?

You can check your eligibility for exemptions in page 12 of the student handbook

Course Fees & Payment

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

Upcoming Course

The next Chatered Tax Adviser (CTA) course will be commencing in April 2024 and will be delivered online.

Register today as a new CTA student or an existing CTA student continuing your studies.


Additional Information

Download our Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) handbook to find out more.

Download our Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Syllabus.

Download our Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) FAQs.