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What is the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT)?

  • Today's international tax professional will have a varied background and the expectation that he or she will be increasingly mobile and will need an understanding of more than one taxation system. The Diploma, developed and supervised by leading international tax practitioners and academics, meets the needs of international tax practitioners working in the corporate arena. It is a challenging and rigorous qualification but will reward you, your career, and your employer.

Authoritative Technical Knowledge

  • The ADIT qualification was developed and is supervised by an
    Academic Board consisting of several prominent international
    tax practitioners and scholars: Prof John Avery Jones, Dr Philip
    Baker, Prof Malcolm Gammie, Prof Dr Luis Schoueri,
    Dr Partho Shome, Prof Kees van Raad, Prof Jefferson VanderWolk,
    and Prof Richard Vann.
  • The overall standard of the Diploma is comparable to the CTA
  • in the UK. The CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) is the Chartered
    Institute of Taxation's (CIOT) UK qualification and is well recognised as the premier qualification in UK taxation.


  • ADIT students are welcomed from all parts of the world, and the only pre-condition for registration is the possession of an email address.
  • Tax professionals around the world have a wide variety of backgrounds and this qualification works to ensure that there are few obstacles to improving theirs or their team's credentials.
  • In order to obtain the qualification, students must pass 3 papers: the compulsory Paper 1 on Principles of International Taxation with a wide choice of options on the other 2 papers. In place of one of the option exams, candidates may submit an extended essay consisting of 15,000 to 20,000 words on any aspect of international taxation (subject to approval).

  • The ADIT examinations can be sat at any one of the examination centers in over 50 locations at each examination session.