Tax Return Preparers
Continuing Education resourcesClients depend on tax return preparers—both individuals preparers and employees of tax preparation companies—to effectively prepare and sign their returns and claims. When you’re looking to fulfill your ongoing CPE requirements, IRSTaxTraining.com puts the highest-quality, most flexible tax education tools right at your fingertips.
Tax Return Preparers
Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)Electronic Course - $89.95
Printed Version - $139.95
Product featuresContinuing education course for non-exempt preparers that places you on IRS Approved database and grants limited representation rights. more >>
California CTEC 60 Hour Qualifying Education CourseElectronic Course - $224.95
Printed Version - $274.95
Product featuresCTEC approved 60 hour Qualifying Education course for individuals interested in becoming a California Registered Tax Preparer (CRTP) or who have failed to maintain their annual registration. more >>
California CTEC 20 Hour Continuing Education CourseElectronic Course - $84.95 $64.95
Printed Version - $139.95 $109.95
Product featuresCTEC approved 20 hour Continuing Education course that is required annually for all California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP). more >>
IRS 15 Hour Continuing EducationElectronic Course - $89.95
Printed Version - $139.95
Product featuresIRS approved continuing education course for tax preparers who passed the IRS RTRP Competency Exam and want to earn the NEW IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) - Record of Completion. more >>
6 Hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher CourseElectronic Course - $69.95
Product features6 Hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) Continuing Education course for non-exempt preparers. more >>
IRS 2 Hour Ethics and Professional ConductElectronic Course - $29.95
Product featuresThis easy-to-use online course will satisfy the annual continuing education 2 hours Ethics requirement for today's tax professional. more >>
IRS 3 Hour Federal Tax UpdatesElectronic Course - $39.95
Printed Version - $69.95
Product featuresA self-study course covering important Federal tax law changes and court rulings for the upcoming filing season. more >>
California CTEC 5 Hour California Tax LawElectronic Course - $59.95
Printed Version - $89.95
Product featuresCTEC approved 5 hour California continuing education course that is required annually for all California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP). more >>
IRS 10 Hour Federal Tax LawElectronic Course - $69.95
Printed Version - $99.95
Product featuresA self-study course covering important aspects of Federal tax law for Individuals that qualifies for 10 hours of continuing professional education for Enrolled Agents and all tax preparers. more >>
Oregon 30 Hour Continuing Education CourseElectronic Course - $129.95
Printed Version - $179.95
Product featuresOregon Board of Tax Practitioners approved course fulfilling the annual 30 hour continuing professional education requirement for the Oregon tax preparer. more >>
Maryland 4 Hour Continuing EducationElectronic Course - $49.95
Printed Version - $79.95
Product featuresMaryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Registration (DLLR) approved course that satisfies the bi-annual 4 hour state continuing education requirement for all Maryland tax preparers. more >>
Maryland 19 Hour Continuing EducationElectronic Course - $99.95
Printed Version - $149.95
Product featuresContinuing Education course that satisfies the bi-annual requirement for all Maryland tax preparers and the annual IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). more >>
Fundamentals of TaxationElectronic Course - $174.95
Printed Version - $224.95
Product featuresThis is an introductory course in Individual & Corporate Federal taxation for candidates interested in becoming a tax preparer. more >>
Information you should know >>
Passing your RTRP exam >>
Continuing Education requirements >>
FAQ: THE ANSWERS YOU NEED
Q. How does the Online test work?
A. You log in to your account, click the link to take the exam and answer each question. You must hit the NEXT button for your answer to be saved. You do not need to complete the exam in one continuous sitting, as long as you hit next to navigate the questions, you work is saved.
Q. How do I get a PTIN?
A. You go to the IRS website at www.irs.gov/for-Tax-Pros and click the link to Register for a PTIN. The application can be completed online within a few minutes. The IRS charges a $35.95 fee to apply for (or renew) a PTIN.
Q. Once I complete the course how long before the IRS (or CTEC) is notified of my hours?
A. Grading is done within 24 hours once your final exam is completed. We notify the IRS right away upon completion. If you receive your email with your certificate of completion, you know that the IRS (and/or CTEC) has been notified. You can verify this on your PTIN online account that you set up when applying for your PTIN.
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