ATT Qualification

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is delighted that you are considering studying for a career as a Taxation Technician. We have developed the qualification specifically for those employed in tax compliance.

The careers section will give you an idea of where the ATT can take you.

Am I Eligible to Sit the ATT Examinations?

You must be at least 16 years old. To enable you to pass the examinations a reasonable standard of English and mathematics will be needed.


Every application for student registration must contain details of one referee. Being a referee has no financial implications at all. The referee certifies that:

  • You are personally known to them;
  • The details you have given on the application are true and correct statements; and
  • They recommend you to the Association as a fit and proper person for registration as a student.

The referee must be:

  • Your current or previous employer, or business partner in a relevant occupation; or
  • A member of the Association of Taxation Technicians, or the Chartered Institute of Taxation; or
  • A member of a recognised professional accountancy or legal body; or
  • A HMRC Senior Officer level or above; or
  • A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; or
  • The head of a secondary or higher education establishment which you have recently attended, if you are aged under 21.

Other referees may be accepted at our discretion.

Please note that direct family members are not acceptable referees.

Code of Conduct for Students

When you become a student you are expected to maintain the same professional standards and are subject to the same disciplinary processes as members. You should follow the Association’s Code of Conduct, which is set out in the Professional Rules and Practice Guidelines. Copies can be found on the ATT website and you will be individually responsible for downloading an electronic version. If you do not follow the rules and guidelines you could face disciplinary action by the Taxation Disciplinary Board.

Click on the links below to find out more, or to register as a student click here.