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20 Hour Continuing Education Course

This 20 Credit Hour bundle, provides content to fulfill CTEC annual requirements and focuses on current hot topics for tax preparer's. This bundle consists of 15 Federal Hours (includes 2 Hours of Ethics) and 5 California State Hours and uses a self-paced distance learning tool that will not only educate you, but fulfill your CA CTEC licensing requirement. Utilizing on-demand content, you can complete the work on a schedule that best fits your needs. There is no set time frame to complete the course and you can study or take the test from any computer with an internet connection. Please see course listings below.

CTEC 20 Hour

Program Name Credits
1040 Preparation and Planning 9: Standard Deduction and Itemized Deductions 2
1040 Preparation and Planning 11: Tax Credits 2
Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates 2
Obtaining and Understanding Your Client’s IRS Account Information 2
Help Clients Deal with Tax Law Challenges: Using Practical Planning Strategies 2
IRS Practice Series: Conflicts of Interest 2
Recent Tax Developments 2
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 1
California Tax Update: Part 1 3
California Tax Update: Part 2 2

CTEC 20 Hour with IRS AFSP

Program Name Credits
1040 Preparation and Planning 9: Standard Deduction and Itemized Deductions 2
1040 Preparation and Planning 7: Other Income and Exclusions 2
Form 1099 MISC Explained 2
Obtaining and Understanding Your Client’s IRS Account Information 2
Help Clients Deal with Tax Law Challenges: Using Practical Planning Strategies 2
IRS Practice Series: Conflicts of Interest 2
Tax Breaks, Tips, and Updates: Part 1 2
Tax Breaks, Tips, and Updates: Part 2 2
California Tax Update: Part 1 3
California Tax Update: Part 2 2

20 Hour CTEC Course — $120.00
20 Hour CTEC w/IRS AFSP — $120.00


One COURSE for both CTEC and the IRS - Your 20 Hour CTEC certification satisfies the requirements of the IRS AFSP. Simply select your 20 Hour CTEC course with the IRS AFSP addition, complete the course, and your completion credits will be submitted to both CTEC and the IRS.

Again, these courses are ONLY for tax preparers who prepare taxes INSIDE California.