Certified Tax Advisor Course





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  • Purpose of the Course

To produce competent tax advisors or experts who will contribute to the economic development of the country.

  • Objectives of the CTA Course

To equip learners with:

(a) An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of taxation.

(b) The ability to solve practical problems which draw on the interaction of different taxes as well as case law.

(c) The ability to embrace professional ethics and efficiency in tax administration and practice.

(d) The ability to promote and co-ordinate research for the advancement of taxation in Uganda

  • Entry Requirements

To register as a CTA student, one must have one of the following qualifications:

(a) A professional accountancy qualification

(b) A degree in law.


Note: Anyone already registered on any other ICPAU course is not eligible for the CTA course until he/she completes that course.

  • Registration for Studentship

Registration of students is continuous throughout the year.


Applications must be made on the appropriate forms issued by the Institute accompanied with the prescribed fees and the required documents.



1. The Institute reserves the right not to register and/or de-register any student who in its opinion is not a fit and proper person for the course.


2. Documents tendered for registration may be subject to verification at any time of the course. Any defualt found in the papers may lead to cancellation of the registration or qualification and no refund will be made.


3. It is advisable for any person who wishes to sit for the course in any examination diet to register for studentship at least 3 months before the intended examinations diet.

  • Detailed Syllabus

The CTA syllabus is structured in three levels.


The details covered under each module are given in the ICPAU student brochure. Please complete the form below to download a FREE copy of the brochure.

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  • Study Plans and Pricing

The Tax Practitioners Course is offered under 2 major study plans. Each plan has its own pricing. Below are the pricing plans;

Self-Paced Plan: - Perfect for participants unable to attend live weekly classes but can study following their own set schedule. 

Tutor Support Plan: - Perfect for participants looking for weekly live interactive classes.  

Click on the link below to see the details of each of these pricing plans

  • The Course Overview (Video Presentation)

In this brief video, we give you an overview of the Tax Practitioners Course to help you take your next step.