The Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination consists of five papers, and the examination syllabuses are reviewed annually by the Institute. The latest syllabuses of the respective Papers are as follows:
- There is a 3-hour written examination for each paper.
- Except for Paper 4, all papers are written and to be answered in English. The questions for Paper 4 are written and to be answered in Chinese.
- A pass in a paper remains valid for five years only.