20 Hour CTEC Renewal Course

This 20 Hour CTEC Renewal Course is designed for California Tax Preparers who want to renew their CTEC Registration before the October 31st renewal deadline. This course includes both Federal and California continuing education credits for both CTEC and PTIN renewal. The course and exam are done online, but we also offer a physical Book copy of the course that we can ship out to you for a small extra fee. If you purchase the book option, you will also be able to access the course material online. The course exams are done online whether or not you purchase the online or book version.

Note: All CTEC Registered Tax Preparers are required to take 20 hours CTEC Continuing Education annually in order to renew their CTEC registration by October 31st.

20 Hour CTEC Renewal Course

This 20 Hour CTEC Renewal Course is designed for California Tax Preparers who want to renew their CTEC Registration before the October 31st renewal deadline. This course includes both Federal and California continuing education credits for both CTEC and PTIN renewal. The course and exam are done online, but we also offer a physical Book copy of the course that we can ship out to you for a small extra fee. If you purchase the book option, you will also be able to access the course material online. The course exams are done online whether or not you purchase the online or book version.

Note: All CTEC Registered Tax Preparers are required to take 20 hours CTEC Continuing Education annually in order to renew their CTEC registration by October 31st.

CTEC & IRS APPROVED

Tax Course Central is a CTEC Approved Education Provider. Upon completion of your 20 hour CTEC Renewal Course, we will submit your information to the California Tax Education Council so you can then renew your CTEC registration. We also report your completion to the IRS federal credit.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

If you have more than two people purchasing any of our courses together, give us a call at 800-349-8905 or send us an email at support@taxcoursecentral.com to receive a group discount offer.

WE'LL BEAT ANY PRICE

If you find our course somewhere else for a lower price, contact us at 800-349-8905, or send us an email at support@taxcoursecentral.com and we’ll provide you with a coupon code to use that will beat that price.

FAST REPORTING TO CTEC & IRS

We will report your CTEC Renewal Course completion to CTEC and the IRS within 24 hours of completing your course. If you need your hours reported sooner, just give us a call and we will submit your hours right then and there for you. We do not charge extra fees if you wait until the last minute to finish your course, and we will be up until Midnight on the 10/31 Renewal Deadline reporting every ten minutes to CTEC.

UNLIMITED TEST ATTEMPTS

We give students unlimited time to complete the CTEC renewal course, as well as unlimited attempts to pass the final exams. So if you don’t pass on the first attempt, that’s okay, you can take it again. We do not charge extra fees to retake the exams. We also allow you to take a break at anytime during your ctec renewal course exam, just make sure to save your progress before you leave so you can continue where you left off once you return.

24/7 SUPPORT

Getting a hold of us is easy! You can call us, email us, or live chat with us 7 days a week. Phone Support is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm, Pacific Standard Time, and is closed on the Weekend. If you reach us after business hours, you can still reach us via our Live Chat or by email, 7 days a week.

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Our Courses Are Simple And Easy To Use

We know you have to take the 20 hour CTEC renewal course every year, so we’ve made sure to keep the entire process as simple as possible.

The CTEC renewal course is divided into lessons that cover various tax related topics such as 2018 Federal Tax Law Updates, Ethics, California Tax Law, and more. At the end of each lesson, you are given a set of review questions to answer that will test your knowledge on the current lesson.

Once you’ve completed all the lessons, you will be given access to the Final Exam, of which you’ll need a passing score of 70% or higher. And don’t worry, you have unlimited attempts to pass, so don’t sweat it if you don’t pass on your first try. You don’t have to take the entire exam in one sitting either, you’re able to take a break at anytime and come back later, just make sure to save your progress before you leave.

Once you pass the Final Exam, your course will be considered complete and you will be given access to download/print your Certificate of Completion. We will then report your course completion to CTEC and the IRS, allowing you to renew your CTEC registration.

CTEC RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete a 20 Hour CTEC Renewal Course each year.
  • Maintain a valid PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) from the IRS
  • Maintain a $5,000 tax preparer bond
  • Fill out the CTEC renewal form and pay the $33 CTEC renewal fee at CTEC.org

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Remember that all CTEC registered tax preparers are required to renew their registration with CTEC annually to legally preparer tax returns. And it is the individual tax preparers responsibility to renew their registration with CTEC, not their employer, even if the employer has agreed to pay for their continuing education course.

And remember that completing the 20 hour CTEC Renewal course is just 1 of the steps required to renew your CTEC Registration. You are also required to go to CTEC.org and fill out the renewal form and pay the $33 CTEC renewal fee. Once you have completed your 20 hours of continuing education, filled out the renewal from at CTEC.org and paid the CTEC renewal fee, you have then successfully renewed your registration with CTEC.

Our Courses Are Simple And Easy To Use

We know you have to take the 20 hour CTEC renewal course every year, so we’ve made sure to keep the entire process as simple as possible.

The CTEC renewal course is divided into lessons that cover various tax related topics such as 2018 Federal Tax Law Updates, Ethics, California Tax Law, and more. At the end of each lesson, you are given a set of review questions to answer that will test your knowledge on the current lesson.

Once you’ve completed all the lessons, you will be given access to the Final Exam, of which you’ll need a passing score of 70% or higher. And don’t worry, you have unlimited attempts to pass, so don’t sweat it if you don’t pass on your first try. You don’t have to take the entire exam in one sitting either, you’re able to take a break at anytime and come back later, just make sure to save your progress before you leave.

Once you pass the Final Exam, your course will be considered complete and you will be given access to download/print your Certificate of Completion. We will then report your course completion to CTEC and the IRS, allowing you to renew your CTEC registration.

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CTEC RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete a 20 Hour CTEC Renewal Course each year.
  • Maintain a valid PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) from the IRS
  • Maintain a $5,000 tax preparer bond
  • Fill out the CTEC renewal form and pay the $33 CTEC renewal fee at CTEC.org

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Remember that all CTEC registered tax preparers are required to renew their registration with CTEC annually to legally preparer tax returns. And it is the individual tax preparers responsibility to renew their registration with CTEC, not their employer, even if the employer has agreed to pay for their continuing education course.

And remember that completing the 20 hour CTEC Renewal course is just 1 of the steps required to renew your CTEC Registration. You are also required to go to CTEC.org and fill out the renewal form and pay the $33 CTEC renewal fee. Once you have completed your 20 hours of continuing education, filled out the renewal from at CTEC.org and paid the CTEC renewal fee, you have then successfully renewed your registration with CTEC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ARE YOUR COURSES APPROVED BY CTEC?

Yes, both 60 and 20 hour courses are approved by CTEC (California Tax Education Council) and the IRS. You can find our company listed here – https://www.ctec.org/Payer/ApprovedProvider/

WILL YOU REPORT MY CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS TO CTEC AND THE IRS?

Yes, once you successfully complete your CTEC 20 hour continuing education course, we will report your credits to both CTEC and the IRS so you can renew your CTEC registration and PTIN with the IRS.

I FORGOT TO RENEW WITH CTEC, DO I NEED TO RETAKE THE 60 HOUR COURSE AGAIN?

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. 

DO I NEED TO TAKE A STATE EXAM AFTER COMPLETING THIS 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.

ARE YOUR CTEC COURSES UP TO DATE?

Absolutely. All of our courses are updated annually with any new tax laws and regulations that come out.

DO YOU SEND ME THE COURSE IN THE MAIL?

We do not send any physical copies of the course in the mail. We are an eco friendly company and try to use as little paper as possible. For that reason, we’ve designed the course to be 100% online and paperless. You do have the option to print the course at home if you’d like, at no additional charge.

WHAT MAKES YOUR COURSE BETTER OR DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS?

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.