Certificate of Competency

Certificate of Competency

What is a Certificate of Competency? 

When you have passed one (or more) of the written papers you can apply for a Certificate (which will demonstrate to potential employers and clients that you have met the ATT’s knowledge requirements for that specific area of taxation). Or, if you haven’t passed all the exam papers within the five year student registration period required for membership you can apply for a Certificate to ensure you do not lose that initial pass (a pass being valid for three years).

Am I eligible to apply for a Certificate of Competency?
If you have passed one of the ATT written papers within the last three years you are eligible to apply for a Certificate of Competency in that paper. You can apply for a Certificate within three years of being notified of passing a paper.

A Certificate of Competency may be renewed for any number of three-year periods. Second and subsequent Certificates of Competency must be applied for before the expiry date of the existing Certificate. Holders of a Certificate of Competency will need to record their CPD hours every year and may be asked to provide evidence that they have done so. 

Further information about Certificates of Competency can be download below:

PDF iconCertificates of Competency brochure

Certificate of Competency application form can be downloaded here

You can find a CPD Record Form for holders of Certificates of Competency here

If you have any queries please contact certofcomp [at] att.org.uk