ATT CTA Tax Pathway

In a dynamic, fast-moving industry, the demand for highly-qualified tax professionals has never been higher.  The Tax Pathway provides a streamlined and efficient route to joining the elite of tax professionals.

The Tax Pathway is a route to membership of both the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation and brings together the exceptional tax compliance knowledge delivered by the ATT qualification with the CTA, the gold standard of quality for tax professionals. 

The Tax Pathway enables students to study and gain both the ATT and CTA qualifications. This route offers a wider variety of paper options than before, without reducing the quality and rigour of the qualifications. Ideal for both new students and current ATT students.

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Student Registration

Transfer from the ATT to Tax Pathway

Exam Entry

Register as a Tax Pathway student here.

Transfer your ATT registration to the Tax Pathway by logging into your account, here.

Please note that are not permitted to transfer if:

  1. You have passed more than two ATT written papers; OR
  2. You have entered for / awaiting results of a third ATT paper in the current session.

If you have entered for exams in the current session, you cannot apply to transfer until after the exam results are released.

Full details on transferring, whether you are an ATT or CTA student, can be found here.


Log into your account and enter for the exams, here.

Please note that you are unable to enter for exams if you are awaiting results from the previous session. You will be able to do so on results release date for that session.

Exam Session Opening and Closing Dates

Session Exam Entry Opens Exam Entry Closes
May Mid-December Last day of February
November Mid-June Last day of August
  • You can only enter for the forthcoming exam session and must be a registered student.
  • Late exam entry: Council may, at its absolute discretion, accept an application for late exam entry (for one month only after the closing date) on payment of an additional fee, currently £100.
  • Computer Based Examinations: If you are entering into your final written paper(s) then you will need to have completed both Computer Based Examinations by the exam entry closing date of the session you are entering for. This would not include the late exam entry period.
  • Exemptions: You must apply for any exemptions before the closing date of your final written paper(s).

Association of Taxation Technicians

The leading professional body for those providing UK tax compliance services.

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The leading body in the UK for taxation professionals dealing with all aspects of taxation.

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Tax Adviser

The UK’s leading monthly magazine for the widest range of tax professionals.

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