The 2018 CTEC 20 Hour Continuing Education Course is now open for enrollment for all CRTPs looking to renew their PTIN and CTEC Registration. The course covers both CTEC and Federal C.E. Credits for 2018 Renewal. Group Discounts are available, call us at 800-349-8905 for discounts and enrollment.
Welcome to Tax Course Central! We are an IRS & CTEC Approved Tax Education Provider, offering online courses for tax preparers through out the nation. We are a proud provider of CTEC Approved continuing and qualifying education courses, for both new and return CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. Enrollment for these courses are open year round, and we currently offer the courses online using any device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or even a smart phone, and we also the courses in book format (Testing is always done online). Please feel free to give us a call at 800-349-8905 if you have any questions, we’re here to help!
If you are interested in becoming a Certified Tax Preparer in California, you’ll be required by the state to complete a 60 hour qualifying education course. This course will fulfill those requirements.
For those who are already CTEC registered tax preparers and need to complete the required 20 hours of continuing education so they can renew their CTEC registration, this course will fulfill those requirements.
If you wish to prepare taxes for a fee in the state of California, then you are required by state law to register with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). In order to register with CTEC, one must complete 60 hours of CTEC Approved Qualifying Education, and 20 hours of CTEC Approved Continuing Education by October 31st of every year. If you want to just prepare your own taxes, you do not need to take CTEC courses.
Do I need to take 20 hours of Continuing Education by 10/31 even if I just finished the 60 hour course in the same year?
Yes, if you registered with CTEC after completing your 60 hour tax course, then you will be required to renew your CTEC registration and have 20 hours of continuing education completed before October 31st. All CTEC Registered Tax Preparers are required to pay the $33 Renewal Fee with CTEC and have 20 hours of continuing education completed by October 31st every year.
If you fail to complete the 20 hours of C.E. or renew by October 31st, you’ll be required to pay a $55 late fee, and you will have until January 15th to complete your 20 hours of C.E. If you have not completed your 20 hours of C.E. by January 15th, you will be required to retake the CTEC 60 hour course and restart the registration process with CTEC.
Yes, if you forgot to take the 20 hour continuing education course and/or forgot to renew with CTEC by the January 15th final deadline, CTEC will require you to re start the entire registration process, which includes retaking the 60 hour qualifying education course.
Nope, the only test you’ll need to take is already included in this course. You won’t have to leave your home to take the test, you can take it at the computer when ever you’re ready. And we give you unlimited time and attempts, so if you don’t pass, you can keep on retaking it.
Absolutely. All of our courses are updated annually with any new tax laws and regulations that come out.
What sets us apart from everyone else is the practicality we’ve integrated into our courses. We’ve made the course extremely user friendly for those who are not that familiar with computers. All you have to do to start the course is simply enter your username and password, and you’re in! There’s no complicated PDF forms or test answers you need to print and mail in, everything is done on our website.