This Tax Course is for CTEC and the IRS (AFSP)
■ When will the 2023 continuing education program be available?
■ I didn't renew my CTEC registration for 2022-2023 by 1/17/2023. Which course do I take to update my CTEC status?
■ I am not yet registered as a tax preparer in California. Which course do I take to become a certified tax professional?
■ I don't have a CTEC identification number. Can I take the 20-hour course for IRS credit only?
■ Do you offer a 15-hour federal-only course?
■ Do you offer continuing education for Enrolled Agents (EAs)?
■ Do you offer continuing education for CPAs?
■ Do you offer this course in Spanish?
■ Do you offer this course in a classroom setting with a live instructor?
■ How do I enroll or sign up for this course?
■ How do I pay for this tax course?
■ Is the $49 fee the total cost for the course?
What if I don't pass this
course? Will I get a refund?
Beginning or Completing the Tax Course
■ Why is this course often referred to as a "20-hour" course? Is that a minimum or maximum time limit? Am I going to be timed while taking this course?
■ I have not yet started my tax course. Where do I record my test answers?
■ Do I have to finish reading the textbooks before beginning the final exam?
■ Can I get the course books by mail? Instead of reading electronic files on my computer screen, I would rather have hard copies of the course materials.
■ What is the "deadline" for completing the 2022 continuing education program?
After the Tax Course
■ After sending you my test information, how long must I wait to get my certificate, credits, and score?
■ If I don't pass this course, will you tell me which questions I got wrong?
■ How does your school report a course completion to CTEC and the IRS?
■ After completing the 20-hour course, does your school renew my registration for me?
Noneducational Requirements for Tax Preparers
■ Is this course all I need to qualify for CTEC registration renewal?
■ What is a "tax preparer bond" and where can I get one?
■ Do you recommend any tax software?
Contact Us (or CTEC)
■ What are your days and hours of operation?
■ My question is not on this list. Take me to CTEC's Q&A page.