One can attain this highly skill oriented professional & practical qualification by completing a rigorous pathway, to distinguish himself out from the crowd of Tax Professionals. This course also given an opportunity to existing enrolled tax practitioners to convert themselves into qualified professionals, organized by professional membership organization. This certification is jointly awarded by MEPSC (sector skill council), an arm of NSDC under the Aegis of Ministry Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, working for skill development initiatives of the government.

Course has  two routes,

  • Regular Route – for fresher students / Recently Enrolled Tax Practitioners

  • Fast Track Route- for Senior Tax Practitioners -  


Following is the structure under the Regular Route -

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Minimum Eligibility for admissions –

  1. Candidate should be a graduate in commerce or accounting/ finance,business administration/management, law etc

  2. CA/CMA Intermediate exam passed candidate is also eligible   


Under this normal route, there are three main stages of the course

  1. Pre IT Training

  2. Main Course Exam ( Includes Practical’s)

  3. Professional Orientation Course


When a candidate completes all above stages successfully he will be awarded as Chartered Tax Practitioner enabling him/her to enroll for membership of the Institute at appropriate level !

  • Pre IT Training – Candidate will have to enroll for this stage separately and undergo this training course at designated training center of his choice, fees and duration of the course will vary from city to city in accordance with infrastructure and facilities. This will be primarily a training on the following subjects and will be assessed with MCQ Exam and practical’s    






  • Above IT exam will be exempt if candidate has already acquired equivalent certification and is experienced in using computer applications

  • All other details will be released separately in consultation with our IT Training partner


  • Main Course Exam- This is designed to develop theoretical and practical knowledge in the candidate covering  technical & professional concepts. Every candidate has to pass below Four Term End Exams

    • Applied Financial Accounting & Ethics​ [AFAE]

    • Direct Tax Laws Compliance's   [DTLC]

    • Indirect Tax Laws Compliance's  [ITLC] 

    • Business Regulatory Laws Compliance's [BRLC]

Please note –

  • Minimum pass  marks are 50 in each subject

  • Each exam is consists of practical (numerical)/ descriptive questions involving application, decision making, problem solving techniques along with MCQ’s

  • Each Exam is Computer Based Assessment with 15 minutes of extra reading time.

  • All are on demand exams and can be scheduled at any time, results will be notified via email within 30 days of exam

  • Exams can be taken at nearest Person VUE exam centers at scheduled time

  • During this COVID-19 crisis, exams can be scheduled and taken from home/ office ( see detail requirements for the same)

  • Candidate also have to complete Practical Assignments (Project work) as announced from time to time within this section to acquire proficiency in practice & procedures

  • Maximum time to pass this section is 12 Months.

  • Click here to see detailed syllabus and examination structure

  • Click  here to see details of practical’s covered for each of the above subjects

  • Course fees is Rs 21,000/- payable at the time of registration

  • Examination & Re-examination fees for any of the above subjects is Rs 1500/- (for each paper)

  • Hard copies of the study materials & practice kits will be provided by Taxmann ( our Content Partners)


  • Professional Orientation Course- After successfully completing the Course candidate will be required to undergo 7 day professional Orientation program covering Professional Ethics, Personality development & other aspects (On Thematic sessions “Know Laws No Loss”). Fees for the same is Rs 10,000/-  and this will be an online/ classroom based training program. Other details will be shared shortly…

  • Fast Track Route for Senior Tax Practitioners

Institute understands the needs of the existing practitioners and hence normal training and examination is not applicable to already licensed senior tax practitioners, they can directly become fellow members by passing a special pathway exam for formal recognition of prior learning. This exam will further strengthen their professional achievements. By passing this exam, Senior Tax Practitioners, being leaders and present torch bearers, will lead by an example and will create a strong foundation for future tax practitioners

Thus it’s decided that, these candidate will be awarded Chartered Tax Practitioner award after he/she successfully completes this special fast track exam. (Click here to see fast track route details, exam structure and syllabus etc)

  • Pre IT Training is not applicable to a Senior & Super Senior Tax Practitioner (however seniors can take it voluntarily)

  • Senior Tax Practitioners are also exempt from Practical’s but its recommended that they should complete it as CPD

  • Super Seniors or legacy Tax Practitioners will be assessed via Recognition of Prior Learning mode under fast track route.

  • A special on demand online computer based test is their for two papers under fast track mode

  • further to this NACIN exam passed are exempt from 100 Marks GST section of fast track exam

  • Retired Government officers are treated as super senior practitioners irrespective of their enrollment date

  • Last date to apply under fast track route is 31/12/2021 for all senior or super senior people 

  • click here to read detailed announcement for Senior and Super Senior (legacy/Veteran) Tax Practitioners