Certificates 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). Further information about Certificates of Competency can be found here.

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.

If you do not apply for a Certificate within the required timeframe and the pass in a paper lapses then it will be necessary for you to re-sit the 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. Please click here for a CPD record form.

The Certificate of Competency application form can be downloaded here

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