Chartered Tax Consultant™

Why you should study this programme

As the only tax credential designed specifically for accountants, our Chartered Tax Consultant™ programme addresses the topics more general qualifications can neglect - and takes just 12 months to complete in full. By completing the programme, you will join an elite cohort of tax professionals spread across business, practice, and the public sector.

 The designation ‘CTC’ tells clients and employers that you are:

 • A confident tax planner with sharp analytical skills

• Able to read, analyse, interpret, and apply legislation effectively

• A creative and independent thinker when faced with complex tax scenarios

• Equipped with the consultancy and advisory skills to work comfortably with a range of clients, from individuals and internal teams to large multinationals

Programme content and structure 

Taught over 12 months, CTC is delivered with the working professional in mind. You will learn in a practical way through interactive case studies to apply your new skills immediately. Our tutors and facilitators are working tax professionals and subject matter experts. We teach using legislation. You will develop a strong knowledge of tax law and will become adaptable and solutions-focused for your clients and team.

Programme Format

Participants consistently describe the small-group case studies as the most valuable and enjoyable element of the programme, allowing you to practice your consultancy skills, test your learning and activate your new knowledge with your peers.

Stage 1: Applied Tax is taught between January and May and covers the tax heads.

Stage 2: Integrated Tax is taught between June and December and focuses on the interaction of the tax heads with each other and the wider business context. Subject to conditions, accountants can enter the programme at Stage 2 if they have passed or hold the following qualifications

Fees and applications

The programme fee is fully inclusive, covering all tuition, textbooks, legislation texts and exam charges.

Applicants are advised to contact the programme co-ordinator at to confirm their eligibility for an exemption.

Register your interest in Chartered Tax Consultant

Need advice? Contact the programme coordinator Jane today to find out more.

At a glance 

Start date

Stage One: Applied Tax will be offered again from January 2021
Stage Two: Integrated Tax will be offered again from June 2021


Full Programme is one year
Stage One: Applied Tax takes place from January to May
Stage Two : Integrated Tax takes place from June to December


The 2020 programme fee;
Stage One: Applied Tax: €1,795
Stage Two: Integrated Tax: €2,395 


Stage One: Applied Tax
Two home assignments and a two-paper final open-book exam

Stage Two: Integrated Tax
Three home assignments and a two-paper final open-book exam 

Entry criteria and exemptions

This programme is only open to chartered accountants. There are a number of exemptions available. See here for more information.


Watch some of our past participants speaking about their experiences on the Chartered Tax Consultant™ programme.

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