Training Programs

Training Programs

Our main objective is to strengthen and consolidate the fundamental and/or specialized tax knowledge of TA officials so that they may perform their functions effectively and efficiently.

Also available are two masters’ programs mainly focused on curricular activities intended to provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes specifically linked to the advanced professional or academic training in the area of taxation.  These programs are carried out jointly with prestigious international universities and entities which offer such degrees as the Official University Master’s degree in Public Finance and Tax Administration, as well as the Master’s Degree in International Taxation, Foreign Trade and Customs.

A body of tutors/instructors who are officials from the tax administrations of our member countries, as well as recognized specialists are in charge of all our programs.

Virtual Courses

Through our virtual courses we intend to complement, but not replace the training processes carried out by the Tax Administrations; thereby assisting the tax administrations in reinforcing the knowledge acquired by their officials in each of the activities they carry out.

In addition to the Tax Administration officials, our courses are likewise offered to individuals other than TA officials.

The CIAT virtual campus consists of a Web platform called Moodle. The virtual Campus may be accessed through a Web navigator, with the ones recommended being Google Chrome, Mozilla or Safari.

On-line Learning

The definition of virtual learning is not very different from the definition of face-to-face learning, since the only difference is in the means used for establishing communication between the players in the educational process. This element which differentiates the traditional face-to-face from virtual learning affords it some characteristics which may be very beneficial for a greater part of the potential educational market, such as flexibility in managing time and space.

The concept may be better understood if considered from the perspective of distance learning, although with the more sophisticated communication possibilities currently afforded by ICTs. Some authors have classified ICTs as third-generation communication means which have contributed greater advantages to the traditional distance learning means; namely: radio, television, telephone and mail. When talking about ICTs, I am generically referring to all those devices that allow for managing and transmitting information, without the end user having to go to a specific geographical area.

For purposes of this study, ICTs must be understood as the use of the computer, data transmission networks, existing platforms for virtual learning, the Internet, such synchronous and asynchronous communications means as the Chat, discussion forum and electronic mail and finally, the available data bases with the storage of large amounts of information and new knowledge.

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To register in our courses you must fill out the online form in our web. It is important that in the last field of the form you upload in .zip format all the required documents.

Upon concluding registration, you will be sent a formal confirmation of your registration and simultaneously, in the case of officials, we will be sending the tax administration, a letter requesting the validation of your registration. Thereafter, the registration fee will be collected.

The virtual platform will be available 24 hours a day, so you may set up your own schedule.

For individual activities, a minimum of one hour should be devoted daily for reviewing the material and carrying out the activities. In the case of collaborative work, it ranges from one to two hours for duly completing the work jointly with your classmates. In general, we calculate from 12 to 15 hours weekly.

You may enter EduCIAT through the Mozilla, Chrome and Safari navigators or your intelligent phone, provided you have access to Internet. To access the course you only have to locate the virtual campus with your Internet navigator (https://capacitacion.ciat.org) and validate yourself with your I.D. and password (which were established during registration).

The virtual classroom is the virtual space wherein communication takes place with the tutor and classmates of each course, through such options as messages and communication forums. These options allow for asking questions, clarifying concerns and academic doubts. In addition, the tutor will be present throughout the learning and teaching process.

Through EduCIAT you may enter the courses in which you have registered. Therein you will find all the contents (lessons, recommended and obligatory readings, videos, podcast), academic regulations and schedule with academic activities (forums, homeworks, evaluations, cases, workshops, etc.) which will facilitate the learning process. For each course there is the support of a tutor and the necessary contact tools to communicate with the latter and the rest of the classmates.

There are several ways for evaluating academic performance and the knowledge acquired through participation in forums, homeworks, evaluations, cases, workshops, self-evaluations, which will be carried out weekly according to the academic plan for each course, either individually and/or by group.

Face-to-face Training

Face-to-face training is focused on the specialized and specific needs of the Tax Administrations.

Specialized issues are those requiring a higher level of knowledge and experience than the one usually required by an official for the performance of his job. This type of training is provided in response to specific requests from our members or strategic allies.

Virtual Library

CIAT places at your disposal the Jorge Eduardo Corradine Online Library where a significant collection of documents and publications may be consulted.

Blended Activities

Our blended programs are a combination of our virtual courses with face-to-face training intended to consider in greater depth, analyze and clarify specific tax issues.

This type of training as well as the face-to-face training are provided in response to specific requests from our members or strategic allies.

Master´s Program in International Taxation, Foreign Trade and Customs

The purpose of this program is to provide public officials of the Latin American tax administrations and the private sector of the region, a very high level academic space for acquiring better professional profiles, through the knowledge and understanding of the international normative framework that guides international taxation and trade in goods and services, with a view to having more critical, proactive and effective positions in the various scenarios of economic integration and international cooperation.

Official University Master’s Degree in Public Finance and Tax Administration

This university postgraduate master’s program is specifically intended for the Latin American sphere, whose purpose is to improve the capacity for designing and implementing the tax policies. To this end, the program offers high level academic and professional training in such subjects as the organization, design, planning and management of tax systems, including the trends and best practices in said fields, through an applied approach and from a comparative perspective.

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