Upgrade to Chartered Tax Professional (CTP) Certificate Program

CTP® Certificate Program Includes:

nAn 18-month program that consists of five income tax courses totaling 168 continuing education (CE) hours. Plus, a 300-hour experience requirement that can be completed over two tax seasons to receive the CTP® designation.n

nBONUS Material:n


  • FREE Tax Law Updates as they become available
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  • FREE AFTR Course available upon completion of Comprehensive Tax Course. Available when IRS releases access – Learn more about AFTR and the voluntary IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
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  • Once you have successfully completed the Chartered Tax Professional Certificate Program, you are eligible to claim a sharable digital badgeLearn more about badges.
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n nn nn*Note: All course content, student resources, and other offers that come with the listed courses are included in the Certificate Program as well. For more details, visit the individual course pages.nnCertificate Programs are a series of courses designed to be taken one at a time. In order to earn the CTP® designation, you must pass the courses with at least an 80% average grade on all graded assignments and meet the 300-hour experience requirement. Upon completing these requirements, you will be certified by The Income Tax School and can add the CTP® designation to your professional title.nnDepending on when you purchase, you could start your first course and by the time you’re ready to start the next one a new edition could be available. For this reason, we give you access (and ship your books) to each course one at a time, to ensure you get the most up-to-date version available.nnUpon purchase, you will receive login credentials and may start the Small Business I course right away. These courses are not webinars, so you can work at your own pace and access the course content at any time. You have 3 months for each course, though many students finish earlier. A course extension may be purchased from our online store, if needed.