VAT Compliance Diploma (non-UK)

The VAT Compliance Diploma (VCD) is an online examination designed to develop your expertise in specific areas of VAT in various countries.

Please note this is for non-UK VAT and the Diploma is available for the following countries:-

  • Malta
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE

For more details on each country, please see below.

If you wish to study UK VAT, please click here to learn more about the Foundation in VAT Compliance.

The Diploma is split into different modules of learning and testing, followed by a Final Certificate Examination. You can work through these at your own pace.

When you have passed the Final Certificate Examination, you will be sent your VAT Compliance Diploma certificate, which will demonstrate a level of competence and also show which tax jurisdiction you studied.

Registration Process and Fees

You will have to follow these steps to complete the VAT Compliance Diploma:

  1. You must first register as a VAT Compliance Diploma student here. If you are registering for another jurisdiction, log into your existing account here and click on the Education link in the top menu bar to start a new application and select another jurisdiction. The cost of this is £60.
  2. Once you have registered on the link above, you can then purchase the materials from the relevant training provider (see below for the relevant details for each country).
  3. Contact the relevant training provider to sit the modules on-screen.
  4. When you have passed all the modules with the relevant training provider, you must then register as a Final Certificate Examination student. To register, log into your existing account here and click on the Education link in the top menu bar, start a new application and select the Final jurisdiction. The cost of this is £110.
  5. Contact the relevant training provider to sit your Final Certificate Examination.

Once you have passed your Final Certificate Examination, the ATT will automatically send your Diploma certificate.

Please note, the name on your Diploma certificate will be the name you entered upon registering in Step 1 above.  If you have entered your details incorrectly, the ATT reserves the right to charge an additional £50 if you request a replacement certificate (plus postage and packaging if the certificate needs to be sent to an address outside the United Kingdom).


Please note that the ATT does not provide the courses for any of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudia Arabia and UAE (the GCC countries), these are delivered by the PwC Academy and all queries, including those relating to the training costs, should be directed to the PwC academy. You may also wish to look here for more information.

For more information on the Malta jurisdiction, please contact your training provider in Malta.


Please contact us if you have any questions about registering as a VAT Compliance Diploma student with the ATT.